Welcome to the Milwaukee Southwest /Wehr chapter of Wild Ones

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NOTE LOCATION CHANGE FOR FEBRUARY MEETING:  HALES CORNERS LIBRARY  5885 S 116TH ST

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:  

 February 10

1:30 pm

NOTE LOCATION CHANGE:  HALES CORNERS LIBRARY,   5885 S 116TH ST

Free and open to the public

Julia Robson is the Assistant Natural Areas Coordinator for the Milwaukee County Parks Department, and will be updating us on the status of the County Parks Natural Areas.  We will learn what is being done to enhance and preserve the native habitats in the increasingly urbanized Milwaukee County.  She will also share opportunities for citizens to participate in monitoring and other projects to contribute to the protection of these precious areas.   

 

March 10

1:30 pm

Wehr Nature Center

Free and open to the public

We had a wonderful tour last summer of the Nature Conservancy’s property at Lulu Lake with TNC’s Land Steward for the area, Jerry Ziegler.  Jerry had so much fascinating information about the project that we have invited him to share more of the story of “The Mukwonago River Watershed:  Past, Present and Our Goals for the Future”.