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Mysteries Explored Part 12

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In the studies that have come out of Tallamy’s lab over the past decade, many variables in the plant/animal relationship were investigated. Comparing the insect herbivore’s attraction to native plant species vs. non-native plants that are closely related to the native plants (congeners) and other non-native plants that are not closely related to natives (non-congeners) more »

Milkweed Toxins a Problem for Those who actively forage on the Plants

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We received the following question recently from a SFE grant applicant: “Does the garden have to contain milkweed to qualify for the Monarch Waystation portion of the grant funds?  Our public school system will not allow us to plant milkweed as it may be poisonous.” This is the answer from Monarch Watch Director Chip Taylor: “Monarch Waystations more »

What can you do to help?

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Plant a Garden Preparation: Evaluate your site and choose a spot with at least six hours of sunlight. Simply add native plants to an existing garden, or replace a patch of lawn. If replacing a lawn, start with a clean planting bed and remove non‐native vegetation if necessary. Select plant species that match the light, more »

Wild Ones awards 2013 Lorrie Otto Seeds for Education Grants

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Wild Ones: Native Plants, Natural Landscapes (Wild Ones) is pleased to announce the grant recipients for the 2013 Lorrie Otto Seeds for Education Grant Program.  These grants help support the children as they learn about native plants and the part they play in pollination and the water cycle, while at the same time helping to more »

Seeds for Education

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The Lorrie Otto Seeds for Education Grant Program provides small grants for youth-centered efforts to establish and maintain native plant landscape learning environments. Seeds for Education Background and History The grant program began in 1996 and is named in honor of naturalist and Wild Ones inspirational leader Lorrie Otto. Read about the program and see more »

Wild Ones Legacy Program

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Wild Ones Legacy Helping You Help Wild Ones After You’re Gone To fund its important programs, Wild Ones depends heavily on private contributions from caring individuals. Donors are discovering the benefits of supporting charities through their estate plans. Through the Wild Ones Legacy Program we will work with you and your estate-planning professionals to help more »

Seeds for Education Grant Program

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SFE Highlights! Would you like to: Attract songbirds and butterflies to your school yard with wildflowers and native grasses. Add opportunities for hands-on science in biology, ecology and earth science. Reduce energy consumption and improve storm water management; enhance sustainability and green-school certification. Teachers and students across the United States are expanding learning opportunities by more »

Seeds for Education Nursery Partners

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Nursery Partners Supporting SFE Each year, nursery partners support SFE by giving advice to grant recipients in their areas. Some partners offer seeds and plants at reduced costs.  Grant recipients are encouraged to contact the nursery partners for seeds and plant materials. Using native plants and seeds that originated as close as possible to the more »

The Joy of Natives: Miami-Dade Community College

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A postage-stamp sized plot on the Miami-Dade Community College campus in Florida has been converted from a dull carpet of St. Augustine grass to a delightful garden oasis, filled with native plants and enjoyed by thousands of students and visitors –as well as by birds and insects. Joy of Natives is just one of the projects which received a cash award more »

Stowe Elementary School

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Birds, Butterflies & Kids: Oh My! Harriet Beecher Stowe Elementary School in Duluth, MN received one of the Wild Ones Seeds for Education grant in 2001. As part of the grant, each recipient sends a report about the project to the Wild Ones national office. Stowe Elementary School’s report came in the form of a scrapbook, compiled more »