Posts Categorized: What’s New

Update on SFE Grant Awards

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Because new guidelines related to processing our Wild Ones Lorrie Otto Seeds For Education (SFE) Grant Program applications have taken longer to implement than planned, announcing the winners for the 2015 grant year has taken longer than planned.  We will announce the winners by February 28th.  Thank you for your patience.  Details about the Wild Ones more »

Monarch Matters – New Funding!

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The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) announced a major new campaign aimed at saving the declining monarch butterfly migration.  FWS pledged $2million in immediate funding for on-the-ground conservation projects throughout the USA and signed an additional $1.2million funding initiative to be matched through the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) and its donors.  Monarch Joint Venture (MJV) partner more »

Habitat Restoration Fundamentals Webinar

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MONARCH MATTERS Eric Lee-Mader of Xerces Society will present a webinar on Habitat Restoration Fundamentals on Thursday, February 12, 2015 at 2:00:00 PM EST – 3:00:00 PM EST.  This webinar will examine the step-by-step procedures for designing, installing, and managing native plant communities specifically designed for monarch breeding.  For more details and to register This presentation more »

Doug Tallamy on WPT

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Wild Ones Honorary Director Doug Tallamy presentations will be broadcast this month on Wisconsin Public Television (WPT).  “The Value of Having Native Plants in Our Yards” premieres Wed, 02/11/2015 at 3:00 pm CST.  http://wpt.org/University-Place/value-having-native-plants-our-yards  and “Creating Healthy, Biodiverse Neighborhood Corridors” premieres Wed, 02/11/2015  at 3:57 pm CST.  http://wpt.org/University-Place/creating-healthy-biodiverse-neighborhood-corridors   Don’t miss these broadcasts!

Monarch Butterfly Count up Slightly

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We just got the news! The monarch butterfly colonies from the eastern migration measured an area of 1.13 hectares this year.  That’s 69% more from the record low population last year.  Cheering aside, this is still one of the lowest populations ever recorded.   There were 9 different colonies as reported by the National Commission of Natural Protected more »

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Hosted by Wild Ones Tennessee Valley, the fourth annual Native Plant Symposium to be held on January 24th at The Humanities Auditorium at Chattanooga State Community College was created with both casual and experienced gardeners in mind. You will leave with practical tips and suggestions on landscape design and plant selection. The symposium features practical more »

Tropical Milkweed and Monarch Parasites

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There has been much discussion going on about a recent article about a scientific study (Satterfield et al., 2015) focused on tropical milkweed and monarch parasites.  Our partner in Wild for Monarch, Monarch Joint Venture, has prepared an excellent response to many of these questions.  “This research shows very clearly that monarchs breeding on tropical milkweed throughout more »

Last Day to Register for Lunch for THWN Conference

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A NATIVE PLANT, NATURAL LANDSCAPE CONFERENCE   Pre-registration is open through Wednesday, January 21st and luncheon reservations are open through today, Tuesday, January 20th for the  Toward Harmony with Nature Conference.  The conference will be held on Saturday, January 24, 2015 at the Oshkosh Convention Center in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Stanley Temple, Senior Fellow with the more »