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Wild Ones Annual Conference — Flight of the Monarch

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The public is invited to attend this year’s annual Wild Ones conference held under the circus tent in the WILD Center prairie August 14-16, 2015 in Neenah, Wisconsin. Friday evening’s reception, August 14, features author Bill Berry who will tell conference attendees about the amazing people featured in his book Banning DDT:  How Citizen Activists more »

Wild Ones and National Strategy to Promote Health of Pollinators

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Wild Ones is pleased to announce that the White House has issued the National Strategy to Promote the Health of Honey Bees and Other Pollinators  Preserving, restoring and establishing native plant communities is the most effective way to preserve habitat for native pollinators – bees, butterflies, including monarchs, ants, and bats.  We see this strategy as a more »

Monarchs in Minnesota: Understanding an Iconic Insect

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Continuing Education Course with Dr. Karen Oberhauser, tuition $125. To register: Every fall, Minnesota monarchs migrate more than 2,000-miles to the Transvolcanic Mountains in Mexico. This is a remarkable journey more suited to hardier stock, such as birds or whales, yet an insect that weighs less than half a gram, about as much as a more »

WFM Program at Secor Metropark in NW Ohio

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On September 10, 2013, Wild Ones Oak Openings held its monthly meeting at the National Center for Nature Photography in Secor Metropark, as part of the park’s Monarch Month celebration.  Karen Pugh, the Director of the Center, and Denise Gehring, President of the Oak Openings Chapter, arranged the event.  Denise is also the co-chair of the Wild Ones more »

What Wild Ones is doing about it!

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WILD ONES WILD FOR MONARCHS CAMPAIGN The Wild for Monarchs committee has developed a tool kit for Chapters and members to use for their Monarch activities in 2013.  Of particular interest is information in the Wild for Monarchs Brochure Text  shown here in pdf format. This brochure includes not only how-to instructions on how to get started, more »


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In 2012, Wild Ones officially became partners with Monarch Watch’s Bring Back the Monarchs program and with Monarch Joint Venture. Monarch Watch’s Bring Back the Monarchs–An outgrowth of the Monarch Watch Waystation Program, its goal is to restore 20 milkweed species, used by monarch caterpillars as food, to their native ranges throughout the United more »

Wild Ones Publications

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Wild Ones Books New Member Handbook   Along with Wild Ones history and some basic “how to” information, this book contains everything you’ll need to know about being a member of Wild Ones.  Access to this book is available to you as a Wild Ones member.  Join now   Wild Ones Landscaping with Native Plants, more »

Weeding Out Bad Vegetation Control Ordinances

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Bret Rappaport and Bevin Horn (This article originally appeared in Restoration and Management Notes, volume 16, number 1, 1998.) The telephone calls don’t come as often as before. That’s good. Back in the late ‘80s and early ‘90s maybe once a week, I (Bret) would field a homeowner’s call, maybe from Sarasota, maybe Seattle, asking more »