Monthly Archives:: August 2015

Monarch Release at WILD Center

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Several Wild Ones members brought their monarch chrysalises along to our recent Annual Conference at the WILD Center, so we had the good fortune to see several monarch butterflies released.  View the video of a monarch release and let us know your thoughts about the potential loss of the monarch butterfly in the Midwest by commenting to more »

Monarch Release at WILD Center

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Several Wild Ones members brought their monarch chrysalises along to our recent Annual Conference at the WILD Center, so we had the good fortune to see several monarch butterflies released.  View the video of a monarch release and let us know your thoughts about the potential loss of the monarch butterfly in the Midwest by commenting to more »

Queen Anne’s Lace – Invasive Species

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Following a recent call for volunteers to assist in removing Queen Anne’s Lace from the WILD Center’s prairie, I got an e-mail suggesting that I shouldn’t refer to this plant as a “weed” since it was merely a “plant out of place.”  I thought I would share my response with you. “I’m sorry to disappoint more »

Milkweed Toxins — are they a problem?

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We are asked occasionally about the toxins in the milkweed that we have growing in our native plant gardens and our prairie at the WILD Center.  The concern is that the milkweed is poisonous.  Since our gardens are registered as Monarch Waystations, we asked  Monarch Watch Director Chip Taylor how to answer that question.  Here’s what more »

Milkweed Toxins a Problem for Those who actively forage on the Plants

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We received the following question recently from a SFE grant applicant: “Does the garden have to contain milkweed to qualify for the Monarch Waystation portion of the grant funds?  Our public school system will not allow us to plant milkweed as it may be poisonous.” This is the answer from Monarch Watch Director Chip Taylor: “Monarch Waystations more »

Wild Ones Annual Conference — Flight of the Monarch

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The public is invited to attend this year’s annual Wild Ones conference held under the circus tent in the WILD Center prairie August 14-16, 2015 in Neenah, Wisconsin. Friday evening’s reception, August 14, features author Bill Berry who will tell conference attendees about the amazing people featured in his book Banning DDT:  How Citizen Activists more »

Wild Ones Annual Conference — Flight of the Monarch

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The public is invited to attend this year’s annual Wild Ones conference held under the circus tent in the WILD Center prairie August 14-16, 2015 in Neenah, Wisconsin. Friday evening’s reception, August 14, features author Bill Berry who will tell conference attendees about the amazing people featured in his book Banning DDT:  How Citizen Activists more »