Diane Hilscher, President: e-mail or (651) 436-3836
Roger Miller, Programs: e-mail or (651) 275-0526
Our St. Croix Oak Savanna Chapter was formed in 2003 and sponsors monthly programs by enthusiasts and experts on native plants and natural landscapes. Meetings are normally free and open to the public. Special events may include a registration fee to help cover costs. Cold weather (indoor) meetings are held on the second Thursday of the month at the the FamilyMeans Building, 1875 Northwestern Ave. in Stillwater. Socializing begins at 6:30 pm with our speaker at 7 pm. Warm weather garden tours and field trips are typically held Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings. See our Chapter Calendar below for details. We welcome all levels of plant and gardening enthusiast. Join us to learn more about Minnesota and Wisconsin native plants and how they can enhance our outdoor spaces.
Jan 24, 2015 (Sat)
Guided Winter Nature Hike, Lunch, and Doug Tallamy Film at Belwin Conservancy in Afton
Saturday, January 24, 2015, 10am - 12:30pm
Join us at the Education Center at Belwin Conservancy Click for a Map
Please RSVP to Diane Hilscher so we can plan for the group size and lunch.
RSVP email: firstname.lastname@example.org .
RSVP phone: (651) 303-2353
Belwin Naturalist Lynette Andersen will guide us on a winter nature walk. If there’s deep snow, bring your snowshoes, or let Diane know you’d like to borrow a pair from Belwin. Loaners available.
Film and lunch to follow at the Education Center. Katy Widin is planning our lunch of hot soups and other treats. The film shows Dr. Tallamy’s presentation to a live audience at last year’s Wild Ones Fox Valley Area Toward Harmony with Nature Conference. Free and open to the public.
Feb 21, 2015 (Sat)
Wild Ones 2015 Design With Nature Conference--Changing Tactics
Saturday, February, 21st, 2015
8:30 am Registration opens, 9:45 am to 4:00 pm Program with Lunch
Nicollet Island Pavilion, 40 Power St, Minneapolis, MN 55401
Nationally recognized landscape architect and ecologist Travis Beck is our keynote speaker. He will explain how he designs successional plant communities that adapt to change and disruption. Travis is Director of Horticulture at Mt. Cuba Center in Delaware and author of Principles of Ecological Landscape Design. Our next speaker, Wiley Buck, Restoration Ecologist at Great River Greening in St. Paul. will discuss conservation grazing to control invasives and promote landscape restoration. And then Leslie Brandt, Climate Change Specialist at the U.S. Forest Service’s Northern Research Station, St. Paul, will describe research and demonstration projects for adapting urban forest ecosystems to climate change.