Community Wildlife Habitat Celebration

Join us at the High Plains Environmental Center (HPEC) on Thursday, September 20th from 4pm – 7pm to celebrate Centerra’s certification as the first Community Wildlife Habitat in the state of Colorado by the National Wildlife Federation (NWF).

A Community Wildlife Habitat project creates multiple habitat areas in backyards, schoolyards, corporate properties, community gardens, parkland and other spaces.

Celebrate with us at this fun and educational community event:

  • Tours of HPEC by Executive Director, Jim Tolstrup
  • Silent Auction Fundraiser
  • Native Plant Sale
  • Bird Banding with Scott Rashid of CARRI
  • Partner Booths & Activities with City of Loveland Open Lands and Trails
  • Children’s Scavenger Hunt & Nature Walk with Nancy Aley
  • Live Music by the Rocky Bards
  • Ranger Rick Photo Booth
  • Food Trucks

The evening will end with speeches from HPEC, McWhinney, Mayor Jacki Marsh, and others, as well as a ceremony to honor the homes that helped Centerra become certified by working to certify their own gardens or yards as Wildlife Habitats with NWF!

 

Plant Sale Availability:

Wildflowers
Latin Name Common Name 4″ #1
Achillea lanulosa Western Yarrow 0 0
Agastache aurantiaca Coronado Hyssop 0 0
Anemone canadensis Windflower 4 25
Antennaria parvifolia Pussytoes 7 40
Artemisia frigida Fringed Sage 198 77
Artemisia ludoviciana Prarie Sage 0 1
Artemisia x ‘Shambala’ Shambala Sage 0 0
Aquilegia chrystantha Yellow Columbine 0 0
Aquilegia caerulea Rky Mtn Columbine 0 0
Asclepias incarnata Rose Milkweed 234 82
Asclepias speciosa Showy Milkweed 36 69
Asclepias subverticillata Whorled Milkweed 12 21
Asclepias tuberosa Butterfly Milkweed 0 0
Balsamorhiza sagittata Arrowleaf Balsamroot 0 0
Berlandiera lyrata Chocolate Flower 8 0
Callirhoe involucrata Poppy Mallow 0 5
Clematis ligusticifolia W. Virgin’s Bower 0 40
Coreopsis lanceolata Lanceleaved Coreopsis 18 50
Coreopsis tinctoria Calliopsis 154 0
Dalea purpurea Purple Prairie Clover 72 60
Echinacea angustifolia Narrowleaf Coneflower 0 0
Erigeron speciocus Showy Fleabane 70 80
Erigeron vetensis Early Bluetop Fleab. 6 12
Eriogonum arcuatum James’ Buckwheat 31 50
Eriogonum umbellatum Sulphur Flower 48 0
Gaillardia aristata Blanket Flower 6 60
Galium boreale Northern Bedstraw 32 15
Geranium viscosissimum Sticky Geranium 0 0
Geum trifolium Prairie Smoke 4 5
Helianthus maximiliani Maximillian’s Sunflower 108 100
Heterotheca villosa Hairy Goldenaster 198 152
Ipomea leptophylla Bush Morning Glory 0 0
Liatris ligulistylis Rky Mt Blazing Star 0 0
Liatris punctata Dotted Blazing Star 18 0
Linum lewisii Blue Flax 72 35
Lupinus argenteus Silver Lupine 0 0
Machaeranthera bigelovii Bigelow’s Tansyaster 48 81
Mentzelia decapetala Starflower 0 0
Mimulus guttatus Yellow Monkey Flower 36 0
Mirabilis multiflora Desert 4 O’Clock 6 0
Monarda fistulosa Bee Balm 195 135
Monardella macrantha Coyote Mint 0 0
Oenothera caespitosa Tufted Evening Primrose 2 42
Penstemon barbatus Scarlet Bugler 0 10
Penstemon grandiflorus Shell Leaf Penstemon 5 33
Penstemon x ‘Coral Baby’ Coral Baby Penstemon 0 0
Penstemon palmeri Palmer’s Penstemon 0 26
Pentemon strictus Rky Mtn Penstemon 90 88
Penstemon virens Blue Mist Penstemon 0 0
Penstemon whippleanus Dusky Penstemon 19 50
Ratibida columnifera Mexican Hat 36 45
Ratibida col. pulchra Redspike Mexican Hat 0 77
Rudbeckia hirta Small Rudbeckia 306 0
Rudbeckia lacinata Cutleaf Coneflower 0 24
Salvia pachyphylla Mojave Sage 0 5
Sedum lanceolata Spearleaf Stonecrop 0 0
Senecio spartioides Broom Groundsel 90 54
Sidalcea candida White Checkermallow 0 0
Sidalcea neomexicana Pink Checkermallow 0 0
Stanleya pinnata Prince’s Plume 4 10
Thermopsis divaricarpa Golden Banner 0 5
Yucca glauca Soapweed Yucca 67 0
Zinnia grandiflora Prairie Zinnia 4 0
Grasses
Latin Name Common Name
Andropogon gerardii Big Bluestem
Bouteloua curtipendula Sideoats Grama
Bouteloua gracilis Blue Grama Grass
Deschampsia cespitosa Tufted Hairgrass
Oryzopsis hymenoides Indian Ricegrass
Panicum virgatum Switchgrass
Schizachyrium scoparium Little Bluestem
Sorghastrum nutans Yellow Indian Grass
Sporobolus heterolepsis Prairie Dropseed