Posts By: Tim

Monarch Monitoring Training

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Group of monarchs.

Help Monarch Joint Venture Monarch Joint Venture invites Wild Ones members to join a nationwide initiative to monitor monarch populations and habitat throughout the species’ breeding range. This initiative draws from successful citizen science programs, and prioritizes a random sampling of potential monarch habitat. Wild Ones members have a unique ability to greatly contribute to this effort more »

New National Office Leadership

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New Wild Ones National Office Leader Named National President Janice Hand announced today that Elaine Krizenesky has been promoted to a new role, National Office Director, effective March 1. Elaine, former Marketing & Membership Mgr., will oversee Wild Ones communications, accounting, technology, the Wild Ones Store, and supervise a staff of 1.5 full-time employees. Elaine more »

Celebrate Wild Ones awards 14 Seeds for Education grants

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Celebrate Seeds For Education Grant Recipients In February 2018, Wild Ones awarded 14 Lorrie Otto Seeds for Education grants to educational projects in 11 states. Judges evaluated 43 applications from 21 states—more than at any other time since the program began in 1997. In total, 253 Seeds for Education Native Gardens and Habitats have been more »

Extinction

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We went to see the latest Star Wars episode “The Last Jedi” over the Christmas holiday and it brought to mind an article I had read recently about the discovery of the fossil of a horseshoe crab which became extinct 245 million years ago. The fossil, discovered in Idaho, has been named Vaderlimulus after Star Wars’ Darth more »

Wild Ones “Maps” its Annual Appeal

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Road map

You can invest in Wild Ones by making a donation during November and December. It is easy to do when you go to the Annual Appeal page. Your help is critical in “filling the tank.” Your support determines how fast – and how far – Wild Ones will get down the road. Two-thirds of Wild Ones’ budget is from dues. more »

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 »

Hugh Iltis Induction

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Hugh Iltis Induction  into Wisconsin Conservation Hall of Fame  The Wisconsin Conservation Hall of Fame (WCHF), the only such Hall of Fame in the USA is inducting Hugh Iltis this year. Hugh was a major force in a number of conservation endeavors in Wisconsin, and was also called upon by Wild Ones to share his knowledge more »

New Monarch Watch Citizen Scientist Project

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Citizen Scientists Project Monarch Watch is seeking the immediate assistance of hundreds of monarch enthusiasts (citizen scientists) in collecting observations of monarchs in their area during the spring and fall. This project is an attempt to assemble quantitative data on monarch numbers at critical times during the breeding season. The data from these observations will more »