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Audubon’s Annual Plant Exchange and Sale is Saturday, May 16
Audubon’s Annual Plant Exchange and Sale is Saturday, May 16

Jamestown, NY – Growing healthy, blooming, tasty, beautiful plants is one of the best parts of spring.

You are invited to exchange plants, knowledge, tips and tricks at the Jamestown Audubon Nature Center’s annual Plant Exchange & Sale on Saturday, May 16, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Gardeners know there are always volunteer plants that spring up and need new homes. The Plant Exchange & Sale was born to share those volunteers. It has grown to include donations from nurseries to provide some friendly and in-demand plants, a sale option for those just starting out who don’t yet have extras, and some seeds and informational displays.

Bring your extras, your volunteers, and seedlings or plants you don’t have room for. Labels including the name of the plant, color (if known), and sun/shade preference are appreciated. Bring plants in pots (no plastic bags) or money, and exchange or buy plants and take them home. Plants are priced based on condition, species, and size.

Not all plants will be accepted on exchange, and it is not an even one-for-one exchange rate. Tickets are given as credit when plants are brought in and can be used towards the purchase of new plants. Audubon reserves the right to refuse certain plants based on species or condition.

If you are interested only in donating, plants can be dropped off at the Nature Center on Thursday or Friday, May 14 or 15. If you are interested in volunteering, Audubon can use volunteers on Friday (May 15) and Saturday (May 16) for repotting, set up, answering questions, and clean-up.

The Plant Exchange & Sale benefits the Nature Center’s gardens. To volunteer, call Audubon naturalist/volunteer coordinator Katie Finch at (716) 569-2345.

The Audubon Nature Center is at 1600 Riverside Road, one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown, New York, and Warren, Pennsylvania.  The building, with its Blue Heron Gift Shop and exhibits of live fish, reptiles, amphibians and more, is open Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Sundays 1-4:30 p.m. Its five miles of trails, Bald Eagle viewing, arboretum, picnic tables, and gardens are open dawn to dusk year-round.

For more information, call (716) 569-2345 or visit www.jamestownaudubon.org.

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