Posts Categorized: What’s New

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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Group of monarchs.

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 »

American Beech (Fagus grandifolia)

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This past weekend was work weekend at our hunting property in Central Wisconsin. My brothers and their families and my husband and I all got together to prepare for the coming deer hunting season. It’s a fall ritual for many Wisconsin families, of course, and I’m certain they all look forward to it as much more »

Million Pollinator Garden Campaign

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How better to celebrate Pollinator Week then to register your garden in the Million Pollinator Garden Campaign. Wild Ones has recently partnered with the National Pollinator Garden Network in support of the Million Pollinator Garden Challenge.  The campaign developed in conjunction with the White House’s National Strategy to Promote the Health of Honey Bees and more »

National Pollinator Week

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Find out more about pollinators and the crucial ecosystem services they provide.  What is Wild Ones doing to conserve pollinators ?  Among other things, Wild Ones has partnered with the National Pollinator Garden Network (NPGN) which was formed in conjunction with President Obama’s national strategy to improve the health of pollinators.  To be part of the more »