Posts Categorized: What’s New

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 »

Shady Invader Citizen Science Project

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Editor’s Note: Here is an opportunity for you to be a citizen scientist and learn how to identify the shady invaders. This was brought to our attention by Erynn Maynard, PhD Candidate at Pennsylvania State University. She will be using the data for the next two years. For more information, visit PROJECT BACKGROUND Invasive more »

Supporting Wildlife

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Supporting Wildlife By Donna Vanbuecken Last week it was my turn to make a presentation to this winter’s Hunter Education class. Naturally, I do the session on the importance of supporting wildlife through conservation and preservation. One of the things I cover in my talk (Study Guide for Wisconsin Hunter Education Safety Certificate Unit 9) more »

The 2017 Perennial Plant of the Year, and Other Milkweeds You Should Know

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Perennial Plant of the Year Each year since 1990, the Perennial Plant Association has designated a “Perennial Plant of the Year.” The designation has become well known amongst growers, landscapers, gardeners, and others who eagerly await the announcement each year. Selection often launches the chosen plant into the mainstream, making it more widely available. While more »

How Trees Talk to Each Other

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About 20 years ago we logged our hunting property. We chose a local logger who was as sustainably-minded as we were. Although he selectively took out the big trees sought after by commercial enterprise, he also left “mother trees” to help regenerate our forest. I understood the basic concept of the mother trees, but it more »

Fox Valley Area 21st Annual Conference

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Toward Harmony With Nature Conference Saturday, January 28, 2017, Oshkosh Convention Center, Oshkosh, Wisconsin Keynote speaker, Robert Nurre will present: “The Surly Surveyor: A Look at the Presettlement Landscape” Have you ever wondered what your property and our surrounding area looked like before the first European settlers came and altered it forever? Have you wished you could have more »

The Naturally Beautiful Garden Conference

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The Naturally Beautiful Garden  Conference February 11, 2017 Award-winning landscape architect Rick Darke, co-author with Douglas Tallamy of Living Landscape: Design for Beauty and Biodiversity, and Heather Holm, author of Pollinators of Native Plants, will lead a half-day workshop on how to design home landscapes that not only look beautiful but also support the surrounding more »