Quogue Wildlife Refuge is working with local Garden Centers through our

Go Native for Wildlife initiative

so that together we can support our local wildlife with the sale of native plants.
Planting native plants in your yard will help wildlife to thrive.
We hope YOU join us by purchasing native plants for your garden!
Where to buy native plants?
Please check out the wildlife friendly businesses below.
Support them AND our wildlife!
Look for our “Go Native” signs.
Thank you to our Endorsers!
This important initiative has been generously sponsored by The Leo S. Walsh Foundation.

Autumn, after the first frost,

is an ideal time to plant your Milkweed seeds!

Cold stratification, exposing the seed to a period of cold treatment, can break the seed’s dormancy and increase its ability to germinate. 

1. Choose an area with sunlight and is in a slightly protected area. 

2. Sprinkle the seeds on the soil and mulch with a couple inches of straw or leaves.
​Note: Do not pack the mulch down as it is important to have a bit of air flow to deter mold and fungus from growing. 

3. Sprinkle water over the seed bed if soil is dry.

4. Wait. Your seeds will not start sprouting until spring, and may not happen all at the same time. They will be more likely to survive once they have become established. 

Pick up a Milkweed seed packet on your next visit to the Refuge!

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AAQ / Resource: Otis Ford, Since 1946, Quogue