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Remember Wild Ones!

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Bonnie Vastag

Tomorrow–Dec 1–is Giving Tuesday. Please remember Wild Ones with a donation. www.wildones.org/donate Here is a great info graphic that was developed by member Kris Kauth. Please donate and help Wild Ones educate the World on natives!            

SFE Grant Applications Due

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Bonnie Vastag

The Wild Ones Lorrie Otto Seeds for Education Grant Program applications are due October 15th so if you’re a non-profit organization that is planning to develop an outdoor learning center using native plants and you’re looking for funding, consider applying for this grant. Funds can only be used for plants and seeds, but we’ll find a more »

Welcome New Chapters

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Welcome two new chapters to Wild Ones. A new chapter has formed in Tennessee and it is called to the Smoky Mountains Chapter. This group is based out of Kodak. Although they don’t have a website yet, you can get contact info at http://www.wildones.org/connect/chapters/tennessee-chapters/ A new chapter has formed in Illinois and it is called 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 »

Home Water Management using Rain Barrels

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Have you ever thought about how you might personally help reduce residential water runoff to storm sewers or to recharge our ground water aquifer and improve water quality of streams and lakes? It is easy and fun to do using rain barrels. There are many benefits from harvesting rain water. It is relatively clean and more »

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

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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 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/  

Grow it! Don’t Mow it

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Bret Rappaport is a past president of Wild Ones and a member of the Lake to Prairie (IL) chapter. This article 1st appeared December, 2014 and because it was popular then we are running it again. The economic progress that followed our Civil War brought ecological regress in its wake. We plowed up the prairies, more »