Welcome to the Milwaukee Southwest/Wehr chapter of Wild Ones

Our meeting in November is on a different day and place.  We are meeting on November 18th at 1:30 pm at the Hales Corners library on 116th Street and Janesville Road.  We will be in the Ben Hunt Room on the lower level, and there is a parking lot at that level or you can come down the stairs from the upper level. 

Our speaker should have a wonderful presentation for us:  “Native Plants and Natural History of Southeast Wisconsin’s Chiwaukee Prairie”.  Dr Dana Garrigan is a Professor of Biology at Carthage College, a Chiwaukee Prairie Preservation Fund Board Member, a Wild Ones member, and a photographer that has taken thousands of photos in Chiwaukee Prairie. He recently had a photo exhibit about Chiwaukee at the Kenosha Public Museum.

He is looking forward to sharing his love of the prairie and meeting other Wild Ones members.

This event is free and open to the public.  Please bring your friends.

Our December event is our annual holiday meeting for members on December 9th at 1:30 at Wehr.

Links to previously recorded meetings:

April 2023: Paul Sparks with Wisconsin Dragonflies. https://youtu.be/tWQrM2cDoEY

Also, here is the link to our February 2022 presentation with Jennifer Lazewski, “Gardening for Birds”: 

and the link to our March 2022 meeting with Jeff Kante, “How to Identify Trees in Winter”:  https://youtu.be/GrTd63xvPc4

and the link to our April 2022 presentation with Danielle Bell, “The Forgotten Layer”, all about native shrubs:  https://youtu.be/D3dyo6qbqUg

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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 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.