Seeing is Believing.
Demonstration Site for Native Plants and Natural Landscaping
100+ Species of Ohio Region/Eastern U.S. native plants.
Swallowtail Native Plants of Ohio is an enterprise focusing on helping others discover the marvels of native plants and wildlife. This will inspire them to plant natives in their own yards–residential, commercial and industrial. Our motto is “Restoration through Education”. Our Ohio certified native plant landscapes and wildlife habitat is located near Louisville, Ohio in the Akron / Canton area. Phase I of this ongoing development is now completed.
|THE LOCATION OF SWALLOWTAIL IS 8929 LOUISVILLE ST. NE AT THE EDGE OF LOUISVILLE, OHIO (NEAR CANTON) AT THE HOME OF DAVE AND ANN AUGENSTEIN. SIGN UP TO COME OVER FOR OUR MAY AND JUNE TOURS at j.mp/swallowtail-tour .||MAP AND DIRECTIONS|
Sunny Meadows (below) is just one of many views on the Swallowtail project.
Our grand opening is in June 2020. This is a new venture by Dave (that’s me) and Ann Augenstein. We have lived in our home built in 1854, outside Louisville, Ohio, since 2007. (I am a 40-year veteran environmental engineering specialist and consultant who has lived in all four corners and the center of Ohio). Our place is small enough (2.5 acres) where visitors can see all types of micro-ecosystems with over 100 Ohio native plant species (and probably as many critters) in less than an hour while hiking only 1000 feet. This makes it ideal for children of all ages, seniors, and the disabled to have a pleasurable and fascinating visit.
There is more to be written later, of course, about what you will see and the fun things to do. In the meantime, pencil us in on our calendar in the spring, summer, and fall to visit us at Swallowtail!
[Of course, you will be left out of getting monthly updates unless you subscribe.] — Dave and Ann.
Another cool feature of our website: when you hover over the blue italics, additional information about the plants is given by Wikipedia. Check it out: Fritillary butterfly Speyeria atlantison a Butterfly Weed and White Snakeroot (Ageratina altissima)
We have an active Ohio Facebook page you can join to keep updated.
We also have a Facebook group for Stark/Summit County, Ohio (Akron / Canton area).
Here are two photo shots (click to see full detail): On the left is a fritillary butterfly Speyeria atlantis on a Butterfly Weed and on the right White Snakeroot (Ageratina altissima) under an 80-foot high spruce tree.
Our place shows off its ever-changing beauty throughout each month and even throughout the day. It is really neat to see more butterflies, friendly bees of all types, skippers, dragonflies, and moths increase each year. Swallowtail by Season: Photo Gallery.
See it. Believe it. Share it.
Swallowtail Native Plants of Ohio is a project of the Foundations for Health Education
free, seeds, native plants, new, sales, native, natural, health, Dave Augenstein, university, schools, apprentice program, Canton, Akron, Ohio, tours, landscape, wildlife, Indian medicine, food, nutrition, botany, farm, biology, teachers flowers wildflowers berries fruit children