Welcome to the Milwaukee Southwest /Wehr chapter of Wild Ones

IMPORTANT UPDATE:  We have to move our meeting location for tomorrow, January 13 due to furnace problems at the nature center.  We will meet at the Hales Corners Library Ben Hunt Room (lower level).  Same time, 1:30.  The library is at 116th Street and Janesville Road.  Sorry for any inconvenience.  

 

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The Milwaukee Southwest/Wehr  chapter is an active &  vibrant chapter serving southern Milwaukee and Waukesha Counties.  We offer new member support, mentoring, an extensive lending library, excellent programs and field trips, seed exchanges, and native plant sales.  We pride ourselves on good communication and quality programming in a supportive, friendly setting.  Visit us at an upcoming meeting or click on “Join” to join our chapter.  

With it’s “roots” in the “Natural Landscaping Club” founded at the Wehr Nature Center in the early 1980’s, our group was the second official chapter of the fledgling Wild Ones organization.

Our long history of association with the Wehr Nature Center, part of the Milwaukee County Parks system, has given us a solid foundation on which to grow our membership and influence in southeast Wisconsin.

We meet on the second Saturday of the month at the Wehr Nature Center, 9701 W. College Ave  Franklin, WI  53132    (in Whitnall Park in southwest Milwaukee County)

Programs from October through April offer presentations on native plant landscape design; woodland, prairie, wetland and savanna plant communities; native plant support of wildlife and native plant propagation and much more.  These meeting are open to the public at no charge.  (the Wehr Nature Center charges a small parking fee).

From May through September we tour yards with native plant landscapes and local natural areas.  Generally, these tours are for members only, but memberships are always available on the day of the tour.  

 2018 meeting dates: Jan 13, Feb, 10, March 10, April 14, May 12, June 9, July 14, Aug 11, Sept 8, Oct 13, Nov 10, Dec 8

Please go to our Calendar page or Newsletter for information on these meetings.  

You can email us with questions or comments at wildones.wehr@gmail.com

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OUR NEXT MEETING:  

 Saturday January 13 2018 at 1:30 P.M.

Wehr Nature Center:  9701 W. College Ave.  Franklin, WI  53132

Free and open to the public

Randy Powers, founder and owner of Prairie Future Seed Company, will present

“Moths” The Unknown Pollinators 

Moths are essential to both our animal kingdom as a food source for many predators and our plant kingdom as major flower pollinators. Randy’s presentation focuses on 70 of the most common species of day moths in the upper Midwest region, their identifiers, habitats, plant uses and predators.