Welcome to the Milwaukee Southwest/Wehr chapter of Wild Ones

Happy Spring!
Here is the link to the video of our March meeting with Mary Jane Swedberg and her favorite spring blooming plants.   Watch it and get in the mood for spring!
Our next Zoom meeting on April 10th at 10:30am.  Our speaker is Brad Herrick from the UW Madison Arboretum and our focus will be on where it all starts…the soil.  We’ll talk about soil preparation and discuss the impact of the invasive jumping worm on our local soil environments.
You do need to register in advance for the meeting.  If you are not  a member but are interested in attending this Zoom presentation, send an email to us at [email protected] and we will send you the registration link.  After registering, you will receive a confirmation email from Zoom containing information about joining the meeting.


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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