Welcome to the Milwaukee Southwest/Wehr chapter of Wild Ones

Happy New Year to all our Wild friends! 
We hope you are all well and looking forward to better days ahead.
Join us on February 13, 2021 at 10:30 am for our monthly Zoom meeting, with this month’s presenter Emilie Burmeister.  Emilie Burmeister is a member of the Milwaukee County Parks Natural Areas team.  We will  learn about the different native plantings within Milwaukee County past and present including establishment and maintenance. We will also discuss the current community science programs including wetland monitoring, bumble bee monitoring, and bird-window strike monitoring and how data gathered from these programs guides land management decisions within the county (and how you can get involved!).  We can learn a lot about our own projects from the experience and knowledge of this team.
Mark your (new) calendars now and plan to join us in February for a little touch of summer.  The link for the Zoom meeting is available now.    Members of the Milwaukee Southwest/Wehr  and the Milwaukee North chapters will get an email with the link.
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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