Posts Categorized: What’s New

Living Landscape Native Garden Conference

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The first Living Landscapes conference hosted by West Cook Wild Ones is scheduled for 11 AM to 5 PM, May 17, 2015 at Lund Auditorium, Dominican University, 7900 W Division St, River Forest, Illinois.  The conference provides a rare opportunity to attend 7 workshops in one day for every level of experience in gardening an biodiversity. Keynote more »

Latest Dance — Moving for Monarchs

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Moving for Monarchs (M4M) is a dance, film and photography project to “save the world one butterfly at a time.”  It is the brainchild of free lance ballerina Gwynedd Vetter-Drusch who recently performed at TEDxPlazaMelchorOcampo  Much of the habitat shown half-way through video was filmed at the WILD Center during our Wild Ones annual conference in August 2014. more »

Enhancing Existing Landscapes for Monarch/Native Pollinators

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  Wild Ones partner Monarch Joint Venture will hold its next webinar entitled “Enhancing Existing Landscapes for Monarch/Native Pollinators” on Thursday 23 April 2015 at 02:00 PM – 03:00 PM EDT. Register for event “Enhancing Existing Landscapes for Monarch/Native Pollinators” presenters will share techniques and case studies for enhancing existing habitats for monarch butterflies and other pollinators. Topics more »

The Monarchs are Coming! The Monarchs are Coming!

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The 2015 spring monarch migration has started. Check out the migration map from Journey North and track the progress north. http://www.learner.org/jnorth/maps/monarch_spring2015.html Become a citizen scientist and report the first time you spot a monarch, milkweed, eggs or larva in your area. http://www.learner.org/jnorth/tm/monarch/SpringWatch.html  Your reports will be added to the reports of other citizen scientists, and more »

Wild Ones in the News

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This morning, Donna VanBuecken and volunteers Dave Edwards and Rod Sternhagen were featured on the local morning show. Here is a link to learn about rain barrels spring clean-up. http://fox11online.com/2015/03/31/wild-ones-natural-landscapers-spring-cleanup-and-rain-barrels/

Wild Ones Yellow Pages

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Are you looking for businesses and organizations to support who are mindful of the environment and have adopted programs to work toward healing the Earth?  Are you looking for a native plant nursery or a landscaper near you from which to purchase plants and get assistance with landscaping?  Then we have news for you!  The more »

Wild Ones 2015 Annual Conference

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Hello Wild Ones Members! We are in the planning stages of this summers annual conference and annual meeting. Please see our 2015 Conference webpage and blog. Give us your comments and ideas and help this be the best annual conference.  https://www.wildones.org/2015-wild-ones-annual-conference/  

Wild Ones Native Plant Butterfly Garden/Habitat Recognition Program

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Today we’d like to introduce you to the Wild Ones Native Plant Butterfly Garden/Habitat Recognition Program.  The goal of this program is to provide information about how others have gone about using native plants to provide habitat for native butterflies, while at the same time developing a map of gardens and naturally landscaped habitats showing the connecting corridors for our more »

Garlic Mustard vs Mycorrhizae

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Martine and Hale of Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA recently published a paper introducing evidence toward the negative effects of the invasive plant garlic mustard (Alliaria petiolata) on native mycorrhizal associations.  The disruption occurs because garlic mustard produces an anti-fungal compounds which not only hampers formation of new associations between native plants and mycorrhizae, but also  diminishes the effectiveness more »