Welcome to the Milwaukee Southwest/Wehr chapter of Wild Ones

To all our Wild friends:

Normally we would be having indoor meetings, but since this virus isn’t going anywhere, we will be having meetings via Zoom.  (How many of us had even heard of Zoom 6 months ago!).  All are welcome to this event.
The meeting date is November 14th at 11:00.  

Dan Carter will be presenting:  “Lawn Alternatives“.

Dan is the Landowner Services Coordinator for The Prairie Enthusiasts, where he provides technical guidance to private landowners. He is also a 2020 John J. Brander and Christine E. Rundblad Research Fellow with the Milwaukee Public Museum, where his research is focused on the plant community characteristics of southeastern Wisconsin remnant oak woodlands and savannas. “Lawn Alternatives” will show us how to use native grasses, sedges and forbs to create lawn-like spaces that are inspired by native plant communities.
You do need to register in advance for the meeting.  If you are interested, 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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