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January 2024

Jan
13

January 2024 meeting - Danielle Bell. CANCELED DUE TO WEATHER

This event has ended
Saturday, January 13th, 2024
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Wehr Nature Center

Public Welcome Free Event Chapter Meeting Program/Speaker Presentation Wheelchair Accessible Public Restroom Drinking Fountains

Danielle Bell, ecologist, designer and owner of Native Roots, LLC, presenting  

“Going from Turf to Habitat”

It can quickly become overwhelming to convert your existing landscape into a pollinator haven. What native plants should I choose? How do I get rid of the grass? Where should I place my plantings so I don't upset my neighbors? This talk will provide you with the tools to not only design a native landscape plan but also how to take those first steps to implement the plan and bring your yard to life!

Jan
25

"Cultivating Change" with Lorraine Johnson

Hosted by Wild Ones National
This event has ended
Thursday, January 25th, 2024
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Online/Virtual

Public Welcome Will be Recorded Free Event Program/Speaker Presentation

Explore how native gardening can address climate challenges in our next Wild Ones national webinar, “Cultivating Change” with author and activist Lorraine Johnson. Johnson has been researching and writing about environmental issues for three decades. Learn about the pivotal role of gardening as an act of stewardship in the face of climate and ecological challenges. Discover the profound connections between individual gardens and the broader world and learn how these green spaces can serve as catalysts for positive ecological and social change.  Join Wild Ones for a practical and insightful discussion on gardening's positive impact on the environment and our future. 

Virtual registrants will receive a link to watch the talk live as well as a link to the recording. The recording will only be available for a limited time. 

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February 2024

Feb
10

February Chapter meeting

This event has ended
Saturday, February 10th, 2024
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Wehr Nature Center, 9701 W College Ave, Franklin, WI, 53132 Map

Public Welcome Free Event Chapter Meeting Program/Speaker Presentation Wheelchair Accessible Public Restroom Drinking Fountains

Damion Draeger with “Working With Water in your Native Landscape”.  Damion owns 4D Exteriorscapes and teaches in the Horticulure Dept at MATC.  His focus is on educating people on the proper ways to construct and maintain water features with the environment in mind.   

March 2024

Mar
9

March Chapter meeting

This event has ended
Saturday, March 9th, 2024
to (Central Time)
Wehr Nature Center, 9701 W College Ave, Franklin, WI, 53132 Map

Public Welcome Free Event Chapter Meeting Program/Speaker Presentation Wheelchair Accessible Public Restroom Drinking Fountains

Jim Reinartz, former director of the UWM Field Station at Cedarburg Bog will present:  “So You’ve Killed the Buckthorn and Garlic Mustard:  Now What?”  When we remove invasive species from woodlands that they dominate, the area will almost certainly be re-colonized by invasives if nothing else is introduced to fill that space.  Is it effective to seed native species into degraded woodlands where invasive plants have been removed?  If so, what native species will be most effective at establishing and competing with the non-natives?  We do not have all the answers yet, but we can all actively experiment with this topic.

Mar
19

"Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants" with Robin Wall Kimmerer

Hosted by Wild Ones National
This event has ended
Tuesday, March 19th, 2024
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Online and in person at Reeve Union, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, 748 Algoma Blvd, Oshkosh, WI, 54901 Map
Live Stream Available

Public Welcome Limited Access Recording Paid Event Program/Speaker Presentation Wheelchair Accessible Public Restroom Free Public Parking Drinking Fountains Assistive Hearing

Registration for this event is now closed, and registrants have been emailed about attending. Please contact [email protected] if you have any issues getting in.

This will be a paid event for both in-person and remote viewing. Virtual registrants will receive a link to watch Dr. Kimmerer's talk live as well as a link to the recording. The recording will only be available for a limited time. 

Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants
Ecological restoration can be understood as an act of reciprocity, in return for the gifts of the earth. This talk explores the ecological and ethical imperatives of healing the damage we have inflicted on our land and waters. We trace the evolution of restoration philosophy and practice and consider how integration of indigenous knowledge can expand our understanding of restoration from the biophysical to the biocultural. Reciprocal restoration includes not only healing the land but our relationship to land. In healing the land, we are healing ourselves.

Wild Ones is excited to cohost this event with the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh's Earth Week 2024 and the Wild Ones Fox Valley Chapter. 

April 2024

Apr
13

April Chapter meeting

This event has ended
Saturday, April 13th, 2024
to (Central Time)
Wehr Nature Center, 9701 W College Ave, Franklin, WI, 53132 Map

Public Welcome Free Event Chapter Meeting Program/Speaker Presentation Wheelchair Accessible Public Restroom Drinking Fountains

Dr Jill Hapner, Executive Director of SEWISC (Southeastern Wisconsin Invasive Species Consortium) will present “Invasive Species Headed our Way:  Local action to a global problem” .  Learn how shifting climate conditions allow existing invasive species to expand their range while creating pathways for new invasive species to be introduced.  Our control tools need to adapt to be more resilient to the changing climate.  

May 2024

May
11

May chapter meeting Members Only

This event has ended
Saturday, May 11th, 2024
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Member's yard

Members Only Home Garden Tour Free Public Parking Lots of Physical Activity

We will tour a member's yard.  For members only.

June 2024

Jun
1

June Plant Sale Members Only

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Johnson's Nursery, Marcy Rd, Menomonee Falls, WI, 53051 Map

Members Only Free Event Seed/Plant Sale Public Restroom Free Public Parking Lots of Physical Activity Drinking Fountains

We will not be having a regular meeting in June as we want to encourage you to head up to Johnson’s Nursery in Menomonee Falls for our annual June plant sale.  
Johnson’s is again graciously offering a 40% discount to Wild Ones members on all of their excellent native plant stock (trees, shrubs, flowers, grasses and ferns).  The plants are wonderful and the savings are significant and available every day in June (although Johnson’s is closed on Sundays).  Stop by on any Saturday and say hello to the chapter reps at the Wild Ones’s information table.
Go to www.kb.jniplants.com to get details of the sale, a look at their Wisconsin Native Plant Guide, their current inventory and numerous articles on native plant topics.  Please note that you must have your Wild Ones membership card when you shop - either a paper copy or digital.  Find your membership card on the Wild Ones website by clicking on “My Membership”.  Don’t miss this sale!