Support ecology with your yard.
What's with the caterpillar?
Caterpillars — not worms! — are a mama bird’s top choice to feed her young. And when they do survive, the caterpillars turn into the flying "flowers" we love so much: butterflies and moths. Scientists have shown that there is a direct link between the loss of caterpillar habitat and the loss of bird species, so caterpillars are keystone critters to the food web that sustains life on the planet.
Because of the highly specialized relationships between insects and native plants, without those plants, we don't get the caterpillars, and the ecosystem breaks down. More native plants mean more caterpillars. More caterpillars mean more butterflies and birds -- and more life -- for everyone!
At The Well Fed Caterpillar, we sell a large selection of seed grown native plants from wild type genetics.
We also create regenerative designs using almost exclusively native, wild-type plants. The focus of our designs are: building healthy soil, preserving and enhancing nutrient cycling, creating wildlife habitat, providing productive and healthy agricultural spaces, and cleaning and preserving our water resources.
Our services include:
Native Plant Sales
Custom Landscape Designs
Please know that you can purchase plants directly from us *anytime*, not just at our plant sales. Watch for event details here and on our social media!
Saturday, September 24, 2-5pm
1901 South High Cross Road in Urbana
People don't often think of fall as a time to plant, but there are advantages! The ground is warm, and native plants can get a jump start so some might bloom the following spring. Head to Riggs on Sept 24 to see what's in our end-of-season inventory!