Welcome to the Milwaukee Southwest/Wehr chapter of Wild Ones

Current meeting information is at the bottom of this page.


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.

 2019 meeting dates:  Feb 9, March 9, April 13, May 11, June 8, July 13, Aug 10, Sept 14, Oct 12, Nov 9, Dec 14

Please go to the Newsletter tab 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 December 14, 2019;  1:30 pm at the Wehr Nature Center

Our annual holiday party!  Join us for a soup buffet, seed exchange, door prizes and a short presentation on seed starting in milk jugs and other methods of handling and sowing wild seeds.  We will also attempt an informal question and answer session about all things native and natural!  Bring your questions on how to start a native planting, where to get plants, how to prep your planting area, maintenance issues and handling invasive species and more!  Bring a treat to share and join us for a great chance to get to know your fellow Wild Ones!