Native Plant Sale and Habitat Fair

Join us Saturday May 4th and Saturday May 18th, 2019 from 9am-3pm for our Native Plant Sale and Habitat Fair at 2698 Bluestem Willow Drive in Loveland (located in The Lakes at Centerra). Come buy native plants, tour our new visitor center, check out our partner’s booths, participate in activities, and eat!

The entire HPEC gift store will also be ON SALE! Take 15% off books, wind chimes, bird feeders, science kits, and more!

We have a very large selection of native plants in 4 inch ($5) and 1 gallon ($10) pots. We collect many of our seeds in Larimer County. These distinct local ecotypes are grown without the use of neonicotinoids and other pesticides, which are counter to the focus of preserving pollinators.

View our NATIVE PLANT SPECIES LIST
*Subject to Availability*

The Habitat Fair will be back in 2019! This will be the focal point for both days, as we can use the people power of attendance to spread environmental awareness and gain community support. Our partner organizations will be setting up tables and offering interactive activities, selling their wares, and providing opportunities to connect with local nonprofits and get involved.

Partner Booths Include:

The Butterfly Pavilion
Colorado Native Plant Society (CoNPS) will be leading a children’s pollinator activity inside of the HPEC Visitor’s Center at 10am & 12pm on May 4th.
City of Loveland – Public Works Department
City of Loveland – Parks & Recreation
Fort Collins Audubon Society & HPEC will be hosting Bird Walks with Sheila Webber at 8am on May 4th & at 10:30am & 12pm on May 18th.
CSU Extension (Native Plant Masters & Master Gardeners)
Front Range Wild Ones
Big Thompson Watershed Coalition
Poudre Learning Center (PLC) will be leading a children’s activity inside of the HPEC Visitor’s Center on May 18th.
Greenwood Wildlife Rehabilitation Center
Girl Scouts of Colorado
Honeybee Keep, LLC
Nature Journaling by Nancy Aley
The Lakes at Centerra
Girl Scouts of Colorado
Loveland Initiative For Monarch Butterflies (LIMB)
Larimer Humane Society

Activity Schedule for May 4th:
8am: Monthly Bird Walk with Sheila Webber meets at the HPEC trail head at 2698 Bluestem Willow Dr. in Loveland
10am: Children’s Pollinator Activity with CoNPS in the HPEC Visitor’s Center
12pm: Children’s Pollinator Activity with CoNPS in the HPEC Visitor’s Center

Activity Schedule for May 18th:
10:30am: Bird Walks with Sheila Webber meets at the FC Audubon booth
12pm: Bird Walks with Sheila Webber meets at the FC Audubon booth
Children’s Activities with the Poudre Learning Center in the HPEC Visitor’s Center

Native Plants
Local Food Trucks:
The Waffle Lab
Smokin’ Bros Barbecue
Partner Booths

Habitat Fair Vendors Request: If you are interested in representing your organization, having a presence as a food truck, and/or providing an outdoor educational activity please reach out to Lauren@suburbitat.org.

Directions: 2698 Bluestem Willow Drive Loveland, CO 80538
From I-25 take the Loveland/Highway 34 exit. Head west on 34 to Boyd Lake Road, go north on Boyd Lake to the 2nd roundabout, head east on Long Pine Lake Drive to the end of Long Pine Lake and park on the surrounding streets.

 

nursery 5.7.15 006Here’s a video we made at HPEC three years ago about our Native Plant Nursery and annual Plant Sale: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mNCculLBV8I

 

A VERY SPECIAL THANK YOU TO THE COMMUNITY OF CENTERRA FOR THEIR CONTINUED SUPPORT AND PARTNERSHIP