Welcome to the Milwaukee Southwest/Wehr chapter of Wild Ones

It’s spring! (Finally!) so we have started our schedule of members only field trips.  Members will get information on our monthly trips in their monthly reminder email so be sure your email address is up to date. We will resume meetings that are open to the public in October.

There is no better time to join Wild Ones!  Starting on June 1st and running the whole month of June, Johnson’s Nursery in Menomonee Falls offers a 40% discount to all current Wild Ones members.  Get started now on your shopping list for the sale.  Johnson’s has an amazing selection of native trees, shrubs, perennials & grasses and offers the 40% discount goes a long way to pay for your membership.

Also, here is the link to our February presentation with Jennifer Lazewski, “Gardening for Birds”:    https://youtu.be/WgAG5yAzqX8

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

and the link to our April 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.