Wild Ones Keweenaw Chapter

Talk on Wildflowers of the Keweenaw April 16

Everyone is welcome to a Zoom presentation by naturalist Alex Graeff on the flora and plant communities of the Keweenaw at 6 p.m. ET, Tuesday, April 16. To join us, click on this link.

More information on Alex and his talk is available here.

Keweenaw Wild Ones’ regular board meeting will follow Alex’s talk. All interested persons are invited to attend.

Want to create a wildlife paradise?

Join our read along of “Attracting Birds, Butterflies, and Other Backyard Wildlife”

Keweenaw Wild Ones is hosting a read along of David Mizejewski’s great manual on supporting wildlife in your own yard. The book is available from the Calumet and Portage Lake public libraries, the usual outlets, and at a reduced cost from Keweenaw Wild Ones.

  • When: Wednesdays April 10 and 17, 2024. Zoom at 5:30 p.m., in-person at 6:30 p.m.
  • Where: Portage Lake District Library or Zoom

Sign up for the Read Along here.
Buy “Attracting Birds, Butterflies, and Other Backyard Wildlife” here.

Symposium Speakers Now on Youtube

If you missed the Seventh Annual Keweenaw Native Plant Symposium, you still have a chance to hear two of our great speakers on the Wild Ones Keweenaw Chapter Youtube channel.

Dr. Sigrid Resh will speak on Go Beyond Beauty, a new Michigan program that enlists plant nurseries in the fight against invasive species. Maddie O’Donnell, manager of the Marquette County Conservation District, will discuss how the MCCD established several native gardens and gives lots of practical advice on growing your own.

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!