Find out what plants are native and invasive to Elkhart County! Planting native plants and removing invasive plants can help us build a healthier ecosystem. Native plants provide shelter and food for wildlife and support pollinators, they attract a variety of birds, butterflies, and other wildlife by providing diverse habitats and food sources, and they promote biodiversity.
Invasive species of animals and bugs are among the leading threats to native wildlife. Approximately 42% of threatened or endangered species are at risk due to invasive species taking over their habitat. Planting native plants can encourage native animal and bug species to thrive.
Learn more about all the natural resources that Elkhart County has to offer by exploring the official Elkhart County Parks Website. Find information on parks, events, and what you can do to support our area's natural resources.