Pascagoula River Audubon Center holding native plant sale with online purchasing, curbside pickup

MOSS POINT, Miss. (WXXV) – The native plants and shrubs in the green houses at the Pascagoula River Audubon Center are getting restless and in need of fresh air and sunshine.

Due to COVID-19, the native plant sale scheduled for the first weekend in April was put on hold, but that didn’t stop the plants and shrubs from growing.

The Pascagoula River Audubon Center is providing to you an online format for perusing native plants and shrubs.  If you are interested, visit their web site at Pascagoula.audubon.org and click on the Native Plant Sale link.  This will take you to a user-friendly site that allows you to select the plants based on the goal for individual landscapes including attracting butterflies or hummingbirds, pollinators or native shrubs.

Shopping for plants online meets the needs of the local communities, provides needed, constructive activity at home, and meets the guidelines of local and state governments and health officials of social distancing.

All purchases will be completed electronically, and patrons will choose a time slot for picking up plants at the entrance of the Audubon Center located on Arthur Street in Moss Point. Customers should remain in cars as staff loads orders into vehicles.

“As we are all spending more time at home, why not enjoy the beautiful spring weather and spruce up our yards to attract and feed our feathered friends,”  said Audubon Center Manager Susan Stachowski.  “The spring native plant sale last year had a fantastic turnout, and I know that the communities along the Gulf Coast have shown great interest in utilizing native plants in their landscape.”

Located in in historic downtown Moss Point, Mississippi, the center is open Tuesday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The Audubon Center serves as the gateway to and promoter of conservation along the Pascagoula River, one of the last, large, free-flowing rivers in the contiguous United States.

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