Posts Categorized: What’s New

Mariette Nowak on the Radio June 13th

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This Saturday, June 13th from 4-5PM CDT, long-time Wild Ones member Ney Collier will be interviewing Mariette Nowak, author of Birdscaping in the Midwest, a guide to gardening with native plants to attract birds.  Mariette who has advanced degrees in biology retired as the Director of Wehr Nature Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin where she started the Wild Ones Milwaukee-Southwest/Wehr Chapter.  Upon more »

June 20th — Due date for Wild Ones Photos

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Wild Ones Photo Contest Photo entries due June 20th! We had  great entries again last year — great landscape shots, people pictures and close-ups of native plants and pollinators. If you’re a Wild Ones member, plan to send your favorite photos focusing on native plants by June 20th and you may win a prize for the best!  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 »

Citizen Scientists Wanted

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This year’s Wild for Monarchs (WFM) campaign expands to include citizen science citizen-scientist activities.  Through our partnership with Monarch Joint Venture (MJV) we are able to present four different citizen science activities sponsored by Journey North, Monarch Watch, Monarch Larva Monitoring Project and Monarch Health along with our very own WFM Native Butterfly/Habitat Recognition Program. more »

The Wild Ones Song

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The Wild Ones song composed by Steve Hazel and Carol Niendorf of the Fox Valley Area Chapter (WI) is now on YouTube.  Listen and get hooked on the catchy rhythm and the very meaningful words!  It is also featured on the Doug Tallamy DVD  available through the Wild Store. Check out this video on Wild more »

May is American Wetlands Month

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May marks the 25th anniversary of American Wetlands Month which gives us the opportunity to learn more about the important role wetlands play in our environment — water quality, water storage, water supply, flood control, and  habitat for plants, fish, reptiles, amphibians, insects and other wildlife.  For more information see Wild Ones articles on various wetland considerations or read about more »

Learning to Landscape with Native Plants

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On Monday Wild Ones West Cook Chapter President Pam Todd and Wild Ones Honorary Director  Doug Tallamy appeared on WBEZ’s Worldview talking about what goes on in your yard because of the plants you have in your yard. Great discussion about caterpillars, baby birds, insects, native plants and missing wildlife corridors!  And learning how to landscape with more »

2015 Wild Ones Photo Contest

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The submission date for this year’s Wild Ones Photo Contest has been moved up to June 20th.  So if you’re a Wild Ones member, mark your calendar and get snapping!   If you’re not a Wild Ones member, join us. Shown above in the banner is one of the People’s Choice winners from the 2014 photo contest entitled “White-lined more »