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March 2024

Mar
6

Why Natives?

Wednesday, March 6th, 2024
to (Eastern Time)
Calumet Public-School Library, 57070 Mine St, Calumet Twp, MI, 49913 Map

Public Welcome Family Friendly Free Event Program/Speaker Presentation Public Restroom Free Public Parking

Keweenaw Wild Ones president Marcia Goodrich will discuss the value of native plants, focussing on their critical role in America’s ecosystems and the benefits they bring to homeowners and communities. She will include examples of local native gardens, sources for buying native plants, and more.

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Mar
19

"Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants" with Robin Wall Kimmerer

Hosted by Wild Ones National
Tuesday, March 19th, 2024
to (Central Time)
Online and in person at Reeve Union, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, 748 Algoma Blvd, Oshkosh, WI, 54901 Map
Live Stream Available

Public Welcome Limited Access Recording Paid Event Program/Speaker Presentation Wheelchair Accessible Public Restroom Free Public Parking Drinking Fountains Assistive Hearing

This will be a paid event for both in-person and remote viewing. Virtual registrants will receive a link to watch Dr. Kimmerer's talk live as well as a link to the recording. The recording will only be available for a limited time. 

Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants
Ecological restoration can be understood as an act of reciprocity, in return for the gifts of the earth. This talk explores the ecological and ethical imperatives of healing the damage we have inflicted on our land and waters. We trace the evolution of restoration philosophy and practice and consider how integration of indigenous knowledge can expand our understanding of restoration from the biophysical to the biocultural. Reciprocal restoration includes not only healing the land but our relationship to land. In healing the land, we are healing ourselves.

Wild Ones is excited to cohost this event with the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh's Earth Week 2024 and the Wild Ones Fox Valley Chapter. 

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Mar
23

Keweenaw Native Plant Symposium, with David Mizejewski

Saturday, March 23rd, 2024
to (Eastern Time)
Online/Virtual

Public Welcome Will be Recorded Free Event Program/Speaker Presentation

Naturalist, author, and media personality David Mizejewski shares how to create a beautiful garden or landscape that fits into the local ecosystem and supports birds, butterflies, bees and a whole host of other wonderful wildlife neighbors.

Plus, Dr. Sigrid Resh of Michigan Technological University will discuss the Go Beyond Beauty initiative, which promotes Michigan nurseries that refrain from selling invasive species. And Marquette County Conservation District director Maddie O'Donnell will describe the native gardens the agency has planted and managed.https://keweenaw.wildones.org/2024-keweenaw-native-plant-symposium/

April 2024

Apr
10

Book Club: "Attracting Birds, Butterflies, and Other Backyard Wildlife"

Wednesday, April 10th, 2024
to (Eastern Time)
Portage Lake District Library, 58 Huron St, Houghton, MI, 49931 Map
Live Stream Available

Public Welcome Program/Speaker Presentation Wheelchair Accessible Public Restroom Free Public Parking

We will discuss David Mizejewski's excellent primer on how to make your yard a wildlife magnet. You'll be able to hear David speak at the Keweenaw Native Plant Symposium on March 23 and then participate in book club discussions on April 10 and 17. Zoom discussions begin at 5:30 p.m., followed by in-person discussions at the Portage Lake District Library at 6:30 p.m.

Register here for the book club. Copies of the book are available at a reduced price from Keweenaw Wild Ones. Order your copy here.

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Apr
17

Book Club: "Attracting Birds, Butterflies, and Other Backyard Wildlife"

Wednesday, April 17th, 2024
to (Eastern Time)
Portage Lake District Library, 58 Huron St, Houghton, MI, 49931 Map
Live Stream Available

Public Welcome Free Event Program/Speaker Presentation Wheelchair Accessible Public Restroom Free Public Parking

We will discuss David Mizejewski's excellent primer on how to make your yard a wildlife magnet. You'll be able to hear David speak at the Keweenaw Native Plant Symposium on March 23 and then participate in book club discussions on April 10 and 17. Zoom discussions begin at 5:30 p.m., followed by in-person discussions at the Portage Lake District Library at 6:30 p.m.

Register here for the book club. Copies of the book are available at a reduced price from Keweenaw Wild Ones. Order your copy here.

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