Posts Tagged: Natural landscaping

Building Healthy Habitats Today for a Better Tomorrow

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Building Healthy Habitats Today for a Better Tomorrow Conference Presented by the Lake to Prairie Chapter November 11, 2017 8:00am – 1:00pm Prairie Crossing Charter School, 1531 Jones Point Rd.  Grayslake, IL Our chapter’s mission is to educate, which we do with our monthly meetings at the Fremont Public Library, covering a wide range of more »

Seeds For Education Grants

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Seeds For Education Grant Submissions Due October 15, 2017 For the last 20 years, the Wild Ones Lorrie Otto Seeds for Education (SFE) program has provided small grants  of up to $500 nationwide to bring nature into schoolyards and community sites with native landscapes such as butterfly and pollinator gardens, nature trails, wildlife habitats and 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 »

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 »

Photo Project

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This past year we have worked with the Valley New School’s Environmentors Project.  One of the student’s, Belle Mader, did a study of the WILD Center environment through photos.  Her work is amazing.  Check out this video of her day at the Center.   Site tags: Native plants,WildOnes.org,Natural landscaping,Native landscaping,Native Wildflowers,Native grasses,Native trees,Native flowers,Native shrubs,Native more »

Tennesee Valley Chapter in the News

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Wild Ones Tennessee Valley’s Native Plants of the Year program was mentioned in the Times Free Press recently.  It gets the point across nicely – native plants are better for the supporting wildlife.  To see the on-line version  go to http://www.getoutchattanooga.com/news/2014/jan/01/going-native/?getout-nature

Wild Ones & WILD Center in the News

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Neenah, WI  — Wild Ones and the WILD Center was prominently featured in the local Post Crescent newspaper this past week.  Rob Zimmer wrote a great article http://www….postcrescent.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2013312310149  and included info on the Fox Valley Area Chapter’s 18th annual Toward Harmony with Nature Conference which features Wild Ones Honorary Director Doug Tallamy as the keynote.  Doug will more »