Learn About and Collect Native Plant Seeds

Audubon’s Rowe Sanctuary hosts “Plants for Birds” event

Gibbon, NE (September 18, 2019) – The Iain Nicolson Audubon Center at Rowe Sanctuary will teach individuals how to harvest seeds from native prairie plants and how to prepare them for dispersal as part of Audubon’s “Plants for Birds” program. This informative event will be held from 4 – 6 pm on Thursday, September 26.

Attendees will learn the basics on identifying native plants, benefits of locally collected seed, and how Rowe Sanctuary uses what is collected.

“This is always a fun and interesting event,” said Bill Taddicken, Center Director at Rowe Sanctuary. “It’s a great way to get together with interesting people and accomplish something important for the natural world.”

Participants should wear long pants, sturdy shoes or boots, gloves, and bring anything that is needed for an afternoon outdoors (sunscreen, bug spray, water bottle, etc.). Registration is not required.

For more information about the event, visit or call (308) 468-5282.

About “Plants for Birds”

The National Audubon Society’s Plants for Birds program shows how individuals can help birds adapt to changing habitats with bird-friendly native plants. With Audubon's Native Plant Database, participants can find the best plants for the birds in their area. Growing bird-friendly plants will attract and protect birds while making the space easy to care for and better for the environment.

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