Monthly Archives:: March 2015

The Monarchs are Coming! The Monarchs are Coming!

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The 2015 spring monarch migration has started. Check out the migration map from Journey North and track the progress north. http://www.learner.org/jnorth/maps/monarch_spring2015.html Become a citizen scientist and report the first time you spot a monarch, milkweed, eggs or larva in your area. http://www.learner.org/jnorth/tm/monarch/SpringWatch.html  Your reports will be added to the reports of other citizen scientists, and more »

Wild Ones in the News

Posted by & filed under Landscaping with Native Plants, What's New.

This morning, Donna VanBuecken and volunteers Dave Edwards and Rod Sternhagen were featured on the local morning show. Here is a link to learn about rain barrels spring clean-up. http://fox11online.com/2015/03/31/wild-ones-natural-landscapers-spring-cleanup-and-rain-barrels/

Wild Ones Yellow Pages

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Are you looking for businesses and organizations to support who are mindful of the environment and have adopted programs to work toward healing the Earth?  Are you looking for a native plant nursery or a landscaper near you from which to purchase plants and get assistance with landscaping?  Then we have news for you!  The more »

Wild Ones 2015 Annual Conference

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Hello Wild Ones Members! We are in the planning stages of this summers annual conference and annual meeting. Please see our 2015 Conference webpage and blog. Give us your comments and ideas and help this be the best annual conference.  http://www.wildones.org/2015-wild-ones-annual-conference/  

Wild Ones Native Plant Butterfly Garden/Habitat Recognition Program

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Today we’d like to introduce you to the Wild Ones Native Plant Butterfly Garden/Habitat Recognition Program.  The goal of this program is to provide information about how others have gone about using native plants to provide habitat for native butterflies, while at the same time developing a map of gardens and naturally landscaped habitats showing the connecting corridors for our more »

Garlic Mustard vs Mycorrhizae

Posted by & filed under Invasive plants, Landscaping with Native Plants, What's New.

Martine and Hale of Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA recently published a paper introducing evidence toward the negative effects of the invasive plant garlic mustard (Alliaria petiolata) on native mycorrhizal associations.  The disruption occurs because garlic mustard produces an anti-fungal compounds which not only hampers formation of new associations between native plants and mycorrhizae, but also  diminishes the effectiveness more »

Wild Ones Welcomes new Honorary Directors

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While Neil Diboll, Bob Grese, Doug Tallamy, Lynn Steiner, Pat Sutton and Catherine Zimmerman continue as Wild Ones Honorary Directors, we are pleased to welcome several new experts to our midst as well.  Please welcome Glenn D. Dreyer, Director Connecticut College Arboretum, Connecticut Karen Oberhauser, Professor, Researcher, Co-Chair Monarch Joint Venture, Minnesota Stephen Packard, Ecologist, Conservationist, Illinois Jamie K. more »

Announcing 2015 Wild Ones SFE Grant Winners

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  Wild Ones is pleased to announce the winners of this year’s Lorrie Otto Seeds for Education Grant Program.  Congratulations to you all! Alaska Native Cultural Charter School, Alaska Native Traditional Learning Garden, Partner-at-Large (AK) West Side Christian School, Brian Dyk Nature Preserve Native Plant Restoration, River City – Grand Rapids (MI) Chapter Barton Open more »

Neil Diboll Named Wild Ones Lifetime Honorary Director

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Neil Diboll, Prairie Ecologist, Consulting Ecologist, Landscape Designer, and President of Prairie Nursery, Westfield, Wisconsin has been named a Wild Ones Lifetime Honorary Director.  Neil joins Lorrie Otto as only our second Lifetime Honorary Director.  Neil is recognized internationally as an expert in ecological and natural landscape design, and is the author of numerous articles more »