Monthly Archives:: June 2015

Did you Miss Pollinator Week?

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Last week was Pollinator Week 2015, a week dedicated to highlighting the importance of bees, bats, birds, butterflies, and other pollinators. If you missed the action last week, never fear!  It’s not too late to do your part to encourage friends, family and neighbors to think about our hardworking pollinators.  Or to talk to your municipal officials about pollinator health. And it’s more »

Encyclical on the Environment

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Bonnie Vastag

There will be much discussion during the coming months about Pope Francis’ encyclical on the environment  presented on June 18th calls for swift action to curb actions which fan climate change.  He declared it caused by human-kind and called for Christians to save our planet by refraining from ecological sin. Throughout the paper, Francis presents the understanding that more »

Million Pollinator Garden Campaign

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How better to celebrate Pollinator Week then to register your garden in the Million Pollinator Garden Campaign. Wild Ones has recently partnered with the National Pollinator Garden Network in support of the Million Pollinator Garden Challenge.  The campaign developed in conjunction with the White House’s National Strategy to Promote the Health of Honey Bees and more »

National Pollinator Week

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Find out more about pollinators and the crucial ecosystem services they provide.  What is Wild Ones doing to conserve pollinators ?  Among other things, Wild Ones has partnered with the National Pollinator Garden Network (NPGN) which was formed in conjunction with President Obama’s national strategy to improve the health of pollinators.  To be part of the more »

Mariette Nowak on the Radio June 13th

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This Saturday, June 13th from 4-5PM CDT, long-time Wild Ones member Ney Collier will be interviewing Mariette Nowak, author of Birdscaping in the Midwest, a guide to gardening with native plants to attract birds.  Mariette who has advanced degrees in biology retired as the Director of Wehr Nature Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin where she started the Wild Ones Milwaukee-Southwest/Wehr Chapter.  Upon more »

June 20th — Due date for Wild Ones Photos

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Wild Ones Photo Contest Photo entries due June 20th! We had  great entries again last year — great landscape shots, people pictures and close-ups of native plants and pollinators. If you’re a Wild Ones member, plan to send your favorite photos focusing on native plants by June 20th and you may win a prize for the best!  more »