Welcome to the Milwaukee Southwest/Wehr chapter of Wild Ones

To all our Wild friends:

In line with the current public health guidelines due to the Coronavirus, we have had to cancel our March and April meetings.  The Wehr Nature Center will be closed until April 25th at least.  Continue to check here for updates.

The Wehr Nature Center is planning to still hold their native plant sale on May 9th & 10th.  They recommend placing a pre-order due to the uncertainty of their ability to be open to the public.  Here is their message:

The Mother’s Day Weekend Native Plant Sale is one of the Friends of Wehr’s largest fundraisers and we are still planning to hold it this year. At this time, we are accepting plant pre-order forms. We plan to be able to fill and sell all pre-orders. There may be scheduled pick up times if necessary.  It’s plant sale “take-out!!

Building restrictions at the time of the sale will determine whether we will be able to sell additional plants as usual, so pre-ordering may be critical. Please stay posted for updates.

Go to the Friends of Wehr webpage to download the Native Plant pre-order form:  https://friendsofwehr.org/fundraisers/

Please be careful and stay well.



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 1980s, 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.

 2020 meeting dates: Jan 11, Feb 8, March 14, April 11, May 9, June 13, July 11, Aug 8, Sept 12, Oct 10, Nov 14, Dec 12

Please go to the Newsletter tab for information on these meetings.

You can email us with questions or comments at [email protected]

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