Berni Jilka started Nighthawk Natives Nursery in 1993 as a backyard nursery in Tucson, AZ.  In 2006 the main nursery operation was relocated to Avra Valley . Berni has a degree in Horticulture from Kansas State University and over thirty years of greenhouse and nursery production. 


Nighthawk Natives Nursery partners with Gary Maskarinec of Wildlands Restoration, a native plant seed company of the Great American Desert. 

Berni and springtime crop of Penstemon parryiBerni and springtime crop of Penstemon parryi

Seedlings of Muhlenbergia emersleyi
(Bull Grass)Seedlings of Muhlenbergia emersleyi (Bull Grass)