Posts Tagged: Native landscaping

Celebrate Wild Ones awards 14 Seeds for Education grants

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Celebrate Seeds For Education Grant Recipients In February 2018, Wild Ones awarded 14 Lorrie Otto Seeds for Education grants to educational projects in 11 states. Judges evaluated 43 applications from 21 states—more than at any other time since the program began in 1997. In total, 253 Seeds for Education Native Gardens and Habitats have been 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Grow it! Don’t Mow it

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Bret Rappaport is a past president of Wild Ones and a member of the Lake to Prairie (IL) chapter. This article 1st appeared December, 2014 and because it was popular then we are running it again. The economic progress that followed our Civil War brought ecological regress in its wake. We plowed up the prairies, more »

Photo Project

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This past year we have worked with the Valley New School’s Environmentors Project.  One of the student’s, Belle Mader, did a study of the WILD Center environment through photos.  Her work is amazing.  Check out this video of her day at the Center.   Site tags: Native plants,WildOnes.org,Natural landscaping,Native landscaping,Native Wildflowers,Native grasses,Native trees,Native flowers,Native shrubs,Native more »