Posts Categorized: What’s New

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 »

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 https://www.usanpn.org/nn/ShadyInvaders. 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 »