Welcome to the Milwaukee Southwest /Wehr chapter of Wild Ones

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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.  

 2017 meeting dates: Jan 14, Feb, 11, March 11, April 8, May 12, June 10, July 8, Aug 12, Sept 9, Oct 14, Nov 11, Dec 9

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:  (Please note different location)

 Saturday November 11, 2017 at 1:30 P.M.

Hales Corners Library        Ben Hunt Room

Free and open to the public

 Martha Bergland and Paul G. Hayes,

authors of

Studying Wisconsin: The Life of Increase Lapham…

Join Martha and Paul as they discuss the remarkable life and times of Wisconsin’s first scientist, Increase Lapham (1811-1875). Lapham’s ability to observe, understand, and meticulously catalog the natural world marked all of his work.   Lapham mastered botany, geology, archaeology, limnology, mineralogy, engineering, meteorology, and cartography.  His 1844 guide to the territory was the first book published in Wisconsin. Asked late in life which field was his specialty, he replied simply, “I am studying Wisconsin.”

Bergland&Hayes flyer