Wildflower Walk with Larry Weber
Tuesday May 28, 6:00pm
Jay Cook State Park
NOTE: because the swinging bridge is still out of commission, we will NOT meet at the main park HQ buildings. We will access a trail by meeting at the east end (a dead end) of Leimer Road, which goes east off of Hwy 1 about a mile south of Carlton.
From Duluth, take Hwy 35 south. At the Scanlon exit go south (left) on Hwy 45 to Carlton. Continue straight through Carlton (ignoring signs saying to go left on 210 to get to the state park) and head toward Wrenshall on a road called Hwy 1 and Main St. on Mapquest. The road swings to the east for about a mile. Shortly after it turns south again turn left onto Leimer Rd.
If you would like to carpool from Duluth send us an email.
PLEASE BE SURE ANY VEHICLES PARKED ON THE ROAD HAVE A STATE PARK STICKER.
FEE: there is no fee other than the park vehicle sticker. If you have not already joined Wild Ones: Native Plants, Natural Landscapes, however, please consider doing so. Your membership helps support programs like this and many outreach and education efforts.
Native Plant Info Night in Superior
Tuesday May 21, 6-7:30pm
Superior Public LibraryWild Ones will participate in a Native Plant Night at the Superior Public Library that is open to the public. For more information call City of Superior Environmental Services Division of Public Works at 715-394-0392, ext 1018 and talk to Jillian or Wendy.
MonarchsThanks to everyone who was able to join us April 24 to learn about Wild Ones Wild for Monarchs effort and to share ideas for improving monarch habitat in our area. Note that if you took home swamp milkweed seeds thanks to Boreal Natives the seeds need cold stratification before planting. If you have not already done so, mix them w/ some moist sand or vermiculite and put them in the freezer for a week or two before planting.
Below is some related links and information I swiped from a related press release:
To stay involved with the campaign, periodically check back at wildones.org/learn/wild-for-monarchs/ and see what new things have been added to the Wild Ones website. Share your garden photos, ideas and activities, successes and advice. Help spread the word about the Wild for Monarchs campaign by posting on your Facebook page or simply mention it to a friend. You can E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 877-394-9453 and request copies of the brochures and other promotional materials especially developed for the Wild for Monarchs campaign. Tell everyone you?ve ?gone Wild for Monarchs!?
Wild Ones promotes environmentally sound landscaping practices to preserve biodiversity through the preservation, restoration and establishment of native plant communities. Wild Ones is a partner in the Monarch Joint Venture formed by researchers and conservationists to protect monarchs and other pollinators in response to the decline in monarch numbers and habitat. See www.monarchjointventure.org for more info.