Monthly Archives:: May 2015

Wild Ones and National Strategy to Promote Health of Pollinators

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Wild Ones is pleased to announce that the White House has issued the National Strategy to Promote the Health of Honey Bees and Other Pollinators  Preserving, restoring and establishing native plant communities is the most effective way to preserve habitat for native pollinators – bees, butterflies, including monarchs, ants, and bats.  We see this strategy as a more »

Citizen Scientists Wanted

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This year’s Wild for Monarchs (WFM) campaign expands to include citizen science citizen-scientist activities.  Through our partnership with Monarch Joint Venture (MJV) we are able to present four different citizen science activities sponsored by Journey North, Monarch Watch, Monarch Larva Monitoring Project and Monarch Health along with our very own WFM Native Butterfly/Habitat Recognition Program. more »

The Wild Ones Song

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The Wild Ones song composed by Steve Hazel and Carol Niendorf of the Fox Valley Area Chapter (WI) is now on YouTube.  Listen and get hooked on the catchy rhythm and the very meaningful words!  It is also featured on the Doug Tallamy DVD  available through the Wild Store. Check out this video on Wild more »

May is American Wetlands Month

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May marks the 25th anniversary of American Wetlands Month which gives us the opportunity to learn more about the important role wetlands play in our environment — water quality, water storage, water supply, flood control, and  habitat for plants, fish, reptiles, amphibians, insects and other wildlife.  For more information see Wild Ones articles on various wetland considerations or read about more »

Learning to Landscape with Native Plants

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On Monday Wild Ones West Cook Chapter President Pam Todd and Wild Ones Honorary Director  Doug Tallamy appeared on WBEZ’s Worldview talking about what goes on in your yard because of the plants you have in your yard. Great discussion about caterpillars, baby birds, insects, native plants and missing wildlife corridors!  And learning how to landscape with more »

2015 Wild Ones Photo Contest

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The submission date for this year’s Wild Ones Photo Contest has been moved up to June 20th.  So if you’re a Wild Ones member, mark your calendar and get snapping!   If you’re not a Wild Ones member, join us. Shown above in the banner is one of the People’s Choice winners from the 2014 photo contest entitled “White-lined more »

Living Landscape Native Garden Conference

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The first Living Landscapes conference hosted by West Cook Wild Ones is scheduled for 11 AM to 5 PM, May 17, 2015 at Lund Auditorium, Dominican University, 7900 W Division St, River Forest, Illinois.  The conference provides a rare opportunity to attend 7 workshops in one day for every level of experience in gardening an biodiversity. Keynote more »