Welcome to the Milwaukee Southwest/Wehr chapter of Wild Ones

 

 

 

JUNE IS NATIVE PLANT MONTH AT JOHNSON’S NURSERY!

Click on the link below to find out how you can save 40% on all native container stock at Johnson’s during the month of June!

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Current meeting information is at the bottom of this page.

OUR CHAPTER INFORMATION

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).  (PLEASE SEE BELOW FOR TEMPORARY ALTERNATE LOCATION)

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.

 2019 meeting dates:  Feb 9, March 9, April 13, May 11, June 8, July 13, Aug 10, Sept 14, Oct 12, Nov 9, Dec 14

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:

Saturday, June 8, 2019

Note different meeting time:  Meet at Wehr to carpool at 9:00 am or at the site at 10:00 am

Members only tour of Chiwaukee Prairie in Kenosha County.  Members of the Chiwaukee Prairie Preservation Fund will lead us through this  beautiful Nature Conservancy property.    Members can meet at Wehr to car pool at 9:00 or at the Prairie at 121st Street and 2nd Avenue in Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin at 10:00 am.  Memberships will be available the day of the tour.

https://www.nature.org/en-us/get-involved/how-to-help/places-we-protect/chiwaukee-prairie/