Posts Categorized: Landscaping with Native Plants

Executive Director Search

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WILD Center rain garden and wildflowers.

Executive Director Job Opportunity Do you have non-profit organization management experience and are looking for a new opportunity with an organization whose mission is to support biodiversity through native plant landscaping or do you know someone who fits this description? Wild Ones is searching for an executive director to take the reins of this 40-year more »

New Monarch Watch Citizen Scientist Project

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Citizen Scientists Project Monarch Watch is seeking the immediate assistance of hundreds of monarch enthusiasts (citizen scientists) in collecting observations of monarchs in their area during the spring and fall. This project is an attempt to assemble quantitative data on monarch numbers at critical times during the breeding season. The data from these observations will more »

Supporting Wildlife

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Supporting Wildlife By Donna Vanbuecken Last week it was my turn to make a presentation to this winter’s Hunter Education class. Naturally, I do the session on the importance of supporting wildlife through conservation and preservation. One of the things I cover in my talk (Study Guide for Wisconsin Hunter Education Safety Certificate Unit 9) more »

The 2017 Perennial Plant of the Year, and Other Milkweeds You Should Know

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Perennial Plant of the Year Each year since 1990, the Perennial Plant Association has designated a “Perennial Plant of the Year.” The designation has become well known amongst growers, landscapers, gardeners, and others who eagerly await the announcement each year. Selection often launches the chosen plant into the mainstream, making it more widely available. While more »

How Trees Talk to Each Other

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About 20 years ago we logged our hunting property. We chose a local logger who was as sustainably-minded as we were. Although he selectively took out the big trees sought after by commercial enterprise, he also left “mother trees” to help regenerate our forest. I understood the basic concept of the mother trees, but it more »

American Beech (Fagus grandifolia)

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This past weekend was work weekend at our hunting property in Central Wisconsin. My brothers and their families and my husband and I all got together to prepare for the coming deer hunting season. It’s a fall ritual for many Wisconsin families, of course, and I’m certain they all look forward to it as much more »

International Year of Soils

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The UN declared 2015 the International Year of Soils.  NRCS has put out a great little 2 minute video about soil.  It includes fantastic views of a variety of landscapes and the soil — views you wouldn’t expect. Top Inch of Soil    Soil is the most misunderstood component of our livelihood on Earth.  Read what more »