Welcome to the Milwaukee Southwest/Wehr chapter of Wild Ones

A huge thank you goes out to everyone who supported our plant sale in June at Johnson’s Nursery!

It was a huge success!

Now start your wish list for 2020!

Current meeting information is at the bottom of this page.


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, July 13

Saturday, August 10

Meet at Wehr at 12:30 to carpool.

Tour the lovely yards of several of our chapter members.  In July, we will visit 2 West Allis yards and in August, 2 yards in the South Shore area of Milwaukee.  These yards are small but pack a punch when it comes to native plants.  Come and see how natural landscaping can be done well in a smaller urban setting.  Yard tours are the best for inspiration and ideas!

These tours are for members only, but memberships are available on the days of the tours with cash or check or sign up online before you come.