Webinar: Gardening with Native Plants: Learn From our Mistakes — and our Successes!

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Thu Jul 16, 2020 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm – This free Zoom webinar is presented by the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation and dovetails nicely with the Wild Ones mission. Register here: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_YNwYwB5eSoy4RbzucQYoHQ The Xerces Society is offering several seminars this summer on gardening and farming with insects in mind.

Webinar: Managing the Pests in Your Garden

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Thu Aug 6, 2020 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm – This free Zoom webinar is presented by the Xerces Society. Xerces’ pesticide program director, Aimee Code and pollinator conservation specialist Emily May as they offer simple pest management tips for your garden. Along with providing flowering plants and undisturbed places to nest, home gardens also need to be protected from pesticides. This webinar will discuss […]

Native Garden Tour

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Sun Aug 9, 2020 @ 10:15 am – 12:00 pm – We will visit three distinctive native gardens. The tour begins at a prairie pocket garden at the home of Gary and Amber Campbell, in Houghton. Then we’ll visit a native garden at Kestner Park in Houghton, hosted by Martie Leonard, and finally we’ll check out the bioswale at Hancock Beach in Hancock, hosted by Marcia […]

Garden tour, meeting, and work bee at Marsin Center

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Tue Aug 18, 2020 @ 6:15 pm – 8:15 pm – We’ll be checking out the native gardens at the Marsin Center, owned by the Keweenaw Land Trust. WOK member Jill Fisher works for KLT and will be our guide. We’ll also have a meeting by the lake and put in a shift weeding, planting, etc. Please wear your mask and practice safe distancing. Here are […]

Visit to Dana Richter’s eclectic gardens

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Sat Aug 22, 2020 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm – This event is limited to members of the Keweenaw Wild Ones and the Garden Gnomads. Registration is now for the wait list only. Dana Richter’s big, rambling garden is located in the midst of acreage on Salo Road, north of Hancock. He grows native plants from the eastern U.P.–specifically native lupine (lupinus perennis)–and may have […]

Show Me, Help Me Visit

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Sun Sep 13, 2020 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm – This has been rescheduled to Sunday from Saturday because of rain. We’ll visit Polly Havins’s acreage in Calumet. But first, we’ll picnic at their place. Bring your own lunch; we will dine outside at a distance, weather permitting. After lunch, we’ll tour the Havins’s property Polly has discovered some neat native plants on their property […]

Wild Ones Annual Membership Meeting

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Sat Sep 19, 2020 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm – Saturday, Sept. 19, Wild Ones Annual Membership Meeting, 10 am CST/11 am EST Join us to celebrate Lorrie Otto’s 101 birthday! Meet the Wild Ones Board of Directors and staff. Preview the new professionally designed residential native garden plans funded by the Stanley Smith Horticultural Trust grant, and learn how Wild Ones is growing. We […]

Surprises in My Backyard: A Neighborhood Battle with Buckthorn

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Mon Sep 21, 2020 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm – When invasive buckthorn invaded a quiet, central Houghton neighborhood, it was all hands on deck in the fight against this tenacious invader. In this Zoom meeting, Hilary Sproule will describe how experts and local residents collaborated to win this battle and are continuing to wage war against this destructive, exotic shrub. This event is organized […]

“The Bombus Among Us”: An Evening with Heather Holm

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Thu Sep 24, 2020 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm – You and a guest are invited to the fall Wild Ones Honorary Director webinar “The Bombus Among Us – Bumble Bee Basics” by Biologist, Heather Holm, an award-winning author. Join us on Thursday, September 24 at 6:30 pm CST/7:30 pm EST. Space is limited, so be sure to sign up for this free program soon! […]