When landscaping, please consider how what you plant will impact wildlife, including
birds. On this page we have included some information that could help you get
One good starting point is a summary on the Arkansas Audubon Society website. (Not to be confused with the site you are on which is the Northwest Arkansas Audubon Society website.) This consists of a list of shrubs, trees, grasses, and wildflowers good for Arkansas
birds and butterflies. There is also handy source material at the end of the list.
A more detailed source is a pamphlet produced by Bruce Shackleford, president of
Environmental Consulting Operations, Inc: "Go native when you go green! Making the
right choices to keep the natural heritage of the Ozarks in northwest Arkansas!"
We can't encourage you enough to take a look at this work. He discusses the problems
with non-native plants, why natives do better, sources for native plants, then an
extensive technical list of plants native to Benton and Washington counties, plus a
list of what NOT to plant, and why.
You can find the pamphlet here: Go Native When You Go Green.pdf