Wild Ones Presents ‘America’s Public Gardens: A Resource for Native Plants’ by Matthew Ross, Wild Ones National Board Member and Director of Continuing Education at Longwood Gardens

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Thu Jan 13, 2022 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm – Take a journey to several of the nation’s public gardens. From gardens that grow exclusively native plants to others that have worked them into their diverse collections, get an in-depth look into how public gardens can help inform and influence your design and maintenance practices.​ This webinar will be free and open to the public. […]

Native Plants, Phytoremediation & Green Infrastructure: How Native Plants Can Be Used to Improve Environmental Quality’ Webinar

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Thu Dec 9, 2021 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm – This webinar is sponsored by the National Wild Ones organization. Register: https://wildones.org/phytoremediation-with-eric-fuselier/ Learn about how native plants and phytoremediation can be used to improve soil, air and water quality by removing or transforming common environmental contaminants found in urban, suburban and rural settings. The concepts and species discussed in this presentation aren’t limited to green infrastructure or […]

“An Inordinate Fondness for Beetles”: Tara Bal on the Amazing World of these Under-appreciated Insects

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Tue Dec 7, 2021 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm –  It’s not hard to get excited about monarch butterflies and bumblebees, but what about dung beetles and June bugs? Michigan Tech’s Tara Bal attempts to engage us with this chronically under-appreciated group of insects in her upcoming talk, “‘An Inordinate Fondness for Beetles’: An Intro to Beetle Diversity, Life History, and Their Role as Beneficial […]

The Wonderful Life of a Dying Tree

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Sun Nov 21, 2021 @ 2:00 pm – Presenter: Gillian Martin Gillian founded the Cavity Conservation Initiative, a 501 (c) 3 in Southern California whose mission is to protect habitat for cavity-nesting birds and other wildlife that rely on dead trees. Register here:  https://www.hgcny.org/what-we-do/programs/

Jumping Worms: Protecting our Garden Spaces

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Wed Nov 10, 2021 @ 8:00 pm – This is a presentation of Wild Ones Prairie Edge in Minnesota In her presentation, Julia Vanetta will share what we have learned thus far along with mitigation updates from gardeners who already have infestations. These best practices will hopefully become the new normal, protecting our gardens and natural areas from accidental introduction of invasive species. […]

Fulfill Your Native Desires: Choosing Native Trees and Shrubs for the Backyard

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Tue Nov 2, 2021 @ 2:00 pm – Presented by Illinois Extension Service. Native trees and shrubs support insects and wildlife in local ecosystems. Discover the value and characteristics of native woody plants and the beauty desirable trees and shrubs can add to various sites in your landscape. Presenter: Andrew Holsinger https://web.extension.illinois.edu/registration/?RegistrationID=24178

Know Your Oaks

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Thu Oct 21, 2021 @ 8:00 pm – Presented by: Melissa Custic, M.S. Chicago Region Trees Initiative Operations Manager Certified Arborist #IL-9481A The Morton Arboretum Melissa is eager to share her extensive knowledge of oak trees, which are ranked as the most beneficial to wildlife and habitat by Doug Tallamy. In her presentation, Melissa will cover their natural history, current extent and also the […]

Protecting Monarch Butterflies in Your Community

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Monarch butterfly and bee on milkweed

Wed Oct 20, 2021 @ 8:30 pm – 9:30 pm – Presented by Wild Ones of Dupage County and presented by Xerces Society. Learn about the basic biology and conservation status of pollinators, with an emphasis on Western monarch butterflies. Iconic for their awe-inspiring migration pattern up and down North America, Western monarch butterflies have declined an astonishing 99.9% since the 1980’s. Angela Laws, Endangered Species […]