Monthly Archives:: April 2014

Wild Ones Letter Campaign — Milkweed in State Capital Gardens

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Wild Ones recently started a Letter to the Governors campaign in an attempt to get milkweed planted at our various State Capital and governor’s mansion gardens.  A kit of information was created including a letter, some talking points and some suggested strategies.  The chapters within the various states will work together in these efforts to present a unified more »

Partners for Native Landscaping Workshop Big Success

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The March “Partners for Native Landscaping Workshop” co-hosted by Wild Ones St Louis and featuring Doug Tallamy and many other speakers was a big success.  The Saturday event was sold out (350 attendees).  Not sure about the reception on Friday evening, but I think it was sold out as well (200).  Tallamy did a great job more »

St Louis Introduces Milkweeds for Monarchs Initiative

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The City of St Louis has introduced the ‘Milkweeds for Monarchs’ Initiative. As part of a national campaign to save the threatened monarch butterfly, the City of St. Louis is spearheading an initiative to help grow the monarch population.  The way to do it is simple:  plant milkweed.  Monarch butterflies only lay their eggs on more »

Become a Citizen Scientist – What do Birds Eat?

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Doug Tallamy and his grad students are conducting a study on “what do birds eat?”  Below is the description of the study.  If you’d like to participate, send small file photos to Doug Tallamy at Become a Citizen Scientist; Record the Answers Dr. Douglas Tallamy University of Delaware             Ask any ornithologist, or knowledgeable birder for more »

Now Available–Doug Tallamy’s Presentations on DVD

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They’ve finally arrived.  Just the DVD you’ve been waiting for – “The Vital New Role of the Suburban/Urban Garden.” The DVD is in two parts.  Part 1: “The Value of Having Native Plants in our Yards” and Part 2: “Creating Healthy, Biodiverse Neighborhood Corridors” with the added bonus of the Wild Ones song written and sung more »

Peters Hide-A-Way from Start to the Present

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Mary Learman, President of the Outagamie County (WI) Master Gardeners wrote to let us know that April’s meeting will feature Wild Ones member Judy Peter’s native plantings and wild flower areas.  Judy will be telling the story of how they started out and grew to where they are today.  An avid photographer, Judy documented the steps along the way, more »

Wild Ones North Oakland Members receive Johanna Roskopp Award

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Wild Ones……wanted to share some good news!!  Congratulations and Kudos to a couple of Wild One members who have really gone above and beyond in taking on an huge issue. Emily Duthinh and Linda Lapinksi whom established OPIS (Oakland Phragmites & Invasive Species) were recognized last night at the CRWC annual meeting and awards dinner. They more »