Wild Ones Keweenaw Chapter

“Embracing Native Plants” talk available on Youtube

Dr. Shelley Jansky, a professor emerita at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, discussed her native plant epiphany and the subsequent transformation of her property in a special guest talk, “Embracing Native Plants: Trials and Tribulations,” on May 21. If you missed it and wish you hadn’t, here’s a link to her informative and inspiring presentation.

Burning the Bioswale

The Hancock Volunteer Fire Department conducted a prescribed burn at the Hancock Beach bioswale April 15, opening the way to lusher growth and (maybe) fewer invasives. WOK has been adding native plants and pulling weeds at the site for several years. Many thanks to the firefighters for making this little dream come true.

Welcome to the Wild Ones Keweenaw Chapter

We are on a journey to

  • educate ourselves and others about the special attributes of native plants and how to incorporate them into our gardens and civic landscapes;
  • create habitat that nurtures wildlife, including bees, butterflies, and birds; and
  • develop resilient landscapes that absorb runoff, protecting water quality and infrastructure.

Regular meetings are held at 6:30 p.m., the third Tuesday of the month, alternating on Zoom and in person.

Want to grow native but don’t know where to begin?

Check out our Resources section. Or visit Wild Ones’ Native Garden Design website, featuring a several downloadable native garden plans created by professional landscape designers. The plans are free, printable, and come with plant lists.

We hope these resources inspire, encourage and motivate you in your native garden journey!