Audubon Plants for Birds - Plant Sale Fundraiser

Welcome to the Audubon Plants for Birds - Plant Sale Fundraiser!!!   


Join Audubon and special guests Charlotte Adelman and Bernard L. Schwartz to hear about their new book Midwestern Native Shrubs and Trees: Gardening Alternatives to Nonnative Species.

 This event is in cooperation with the Village of Riverside, 



Here’s how the plant sale works:   

Native plants can be pre-ordered online for pickup on Saturday, May 19th in downtown Riverside, IL. The event will be located in a parking lot that features a green infrastructure with native plantings. The address of the location is 63 East Burlington St. Riverside, IL 60546, which is across the street from Riverside Foods. 
A portion of the funds raised will be donated to local Audubon Chapters to further their mission. Please make sure "Audubon Plants for Birds - Plant Sale Fundraiser" is selected under the "Shipping Method".  You can enter the plant sale or read the instructions below.
Also, please remember to enter the code in the discount box at check out so that they can receive funds raised from this event. Please enter the code exactly as it appears here: Birds
If you are looking for some inspiration use Audubon's excellent Plants for Birds website for help in selecting plants and/or use this website's information and sorting capabilities.


    • A selection of common native landscaping plants will also be available for purchase from Natural Communities on May 19th
    • If you would like to pre-order to help fundraise but cannot attend the May 19th pick-up date, you can still pre-order and make arrangements to pick your order up in Batavia at Natural Communities or have your plants shipped. Select Local Pickup - Natural Communities for Batavia Pickup or Have Us Ship It To You For a Small Fee.
    • Deadline for pre-orders is 11:59 pm on April 29, 2018.
    • Read below for more information.

    Natural Communities Native Plants is proud to partner with Audubon to offer a pre-order native plant sale with nearly 300 species native to the Chicago region!!! These include native flowers, grasses, sedges, ferns, shrubs, and trees. We will also offer a selection of the best native landscaping plants for purchase the day of the event. Learn more about Audubon’s work with Plants for Birds at

    We at Natural Communities feel passionate about supporting Audubon's extremely important cause, therefore we will be donating a portion of the funds directly to local member Audubon chapters. 

    The plant sale/pick-up date is set for Saturday, May 19th, 2018 from 10 am to 1 pm in downtown Riverside, IL.  We hope to have all plants ready for pick-up at the event.  However, a few select plant species may need a bit of extra time to grow and will not be ready for event pick up. This is unpredictable from year to year and is dependent upon the number of sunny days and temperatures we receive. It is likely that any species not ready for the event will be shipped directly to the home of the person ordering the plants at no additional charge.

    Important information regarding the plant sale:

    You can always come back to the plant sale page by going to the bottom right of any page and clicking "Back To Plant Collections"

    Order Closing Date/Time: 11:59 pm, April 29, 2018

    Pick-Up & Plant Sale Date/Time: 10 am - 1 pm  Saturday May 19, 2018

    Pick-Up and Plant Sale Location: 63 East Burlington St. Riverside, IL 60546

    If you have not ordered from us before or for a refresher please read the 10 easy steps to pre-order your native plants found below.

    10 Easy Steps to Pre-Order Your Native Plants:

    1. Click the button at the bottom of the page to enter the plant sale.  This will open a new window bringing you to the pre-order plant sale.
    2. You will have landed on the "Collections" page. This is an important page that provides common groupings of plants by their traits. You can enter one of these groupings or click the "View All Plants, Shrubs, and Trees" at the bottom of this page to see all the plants offered. You can always come back to the plant sale page by going to the bottom right of any page and clicking "Back To Plant Collections".
    3. Click on any plant you’re interested in to view a description and photos.
    4. Choose the plants in the quantity of your choice.  
    5.  Please notice the black shopping cart symbol in the upper right-hand corner of the screen. When you are ready to checkout click this button and you will be taken to the Shopping Cart page to review your order prior to checkout. 
    6. Please review your order on the Shopping Cart Page.  If all looks correct click the Checkout button in the lower right-hand corner of the page.
    7. On the first Checkout page, you will need to enter your address under "Shipping Address". Then click "Continue to Shipping Method".
    8. On the second Checkout page, please make sure "Audubon Plants for Birds - Plant Sale Fundraiser" is selected under the "Shipping Method".  This will ensure your order will be ready for pick-up at the plant sale. Don't forget to enter your specific fundraiser code into the discount box on the right-hand side of the screen. Click "Continue to Payment Method".
    9. Enter your payment information and click "Complete Order".
    10. You’re finished, now just pick up your plants at the specified pick-up time and location.

      Thank you for choosing to improve your surroundings and your planet.!!! 

      As always, thank you for choosing Natural Communities!!! 

      Happy Planting!!!


      If you have any questions please feel free to contact us 

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