Monthly Archives:: September 2013

New Chapter Chartered in West Cook Area of Illinois

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We are pleased to welcome the West Cook Chapter to the Wild Ones family.  Located in the Oak Park area, our newest chapter encompasses the western portion of Cook County in Illinois.  Chapter President is Pamela Todd. If you want to welcome them personally, please e-mail   If you’d like to visit their website go to   To join this chapter, more »

Pollinators on Display in Greater DuPage

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The “Grandmother Spider” one is from the Naperville Municipal Band’s “Haunted Night in Central Park”, July 18th, in Naperville, IL. I led the Children’s Costume parade.

WFM Program at Secor Metropark in NW Ohio

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On September 10, 2013, Wild Ones Oak Openings held its monthly meeting at the National Center for Nature Photography in Secor Metropark, as part of the park’s Monarch Month celebration.  Karen Pugh, the Director of the Center, and Denise Gehring, President of the Oak Openings Chapter, arranged the event.  Denise is also the co-chair of the Wild Ones more »

Registration for WFM Butterfly Garden Recognition Now Open

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Wild for Monarchs Butterfly Garden Recognition Program The Butterfly Garden Recognition Program is now available for registration. If you would like your butterfly garden or habitat to be  be recognized by Wild Ones, please tell us about your garden.  See details of the program by going to Once you’ve successfully registered your garden or habitat, more »

Voting Now Open for People’s Choice

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Wild Ones 2013 Photo Contest All the 2013 Photo Contest pictures have been uploaded to the members only webpage and are ready for members to review. Please scan through these photos and vote for your favorite. This year we have 170 photos so it may be difficult to pick your favorite.  Vote by September 23rd to place your more »