Butterfly Gardening

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Mon Oct 19, 2020 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm – This event is co-sponsored by the Keweenaw Garden Club and the Wild Ones Keweenaw chapter. It will be held on Zoom. To receive a link to the Zoom presentation, email [email protected] Entomologist Thomas Werner will discuss the differences between butterflies and moths; the life cycle of a butterfly; and introduce a couple of the more […]

Maria Janowiak to present on growing native plants

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Tue Oct 20, 2020 @ 6:15 pm – 7:45 pm – WOK member Maria Janowiak will give a short presentation at the start of our regular meeting.  Maria, a master gardener, is the author of Gardening with Native Plants: A Guide for Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Her booklet is a great introduction for novices gardeners, as well as a super resource for experienced gardeners.

Zoom Workshop: The Natural Gardening Method

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Tue Oct 20, 2020 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm – Wild Ones Twin Cities chapter is holding a Zoom workshop, The Natural Gardening Method, on how to create regionally native gardens with minimal ecological footprint, low financial commitment, with maximum environmental benefit. It’s free! Email Holley ([email protected]) for information on how to register. https://www.facebook.com/events/1803815319775561

Monarch Conservation in Mexico

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Tue Oct 27, 2020 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm – Monarch Conservation in Mexico, a WebEx webinar, is part of the Monarch Conservation Webinar series and supported by the Monarch Fund and the World Wildlife Fund. Presenters will discuss work being done to protect and conserve monarchs and their overwintering grounds within the Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve. Presenters Eligio García Serrano – Coordinator, Fondo Monarca […]

Zoom: Winter Sowing Workshop

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Tue Oct 27, 2020 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm – This from the  IU Northwest Community Garden and Center for Urban and Regional Excellence Yes, we’ve already had snow, but it’s not too late! Do you want to learn how to start seeds but have problems growing them in the house? Then join Dolly Foster, accredited horticulturalist, for this live, online session! Winter Sowing is a method […]

Zoom: Building Pollinator Habitat in Towns and Cities: Great Lakes Region

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Thu Nov 5, 2020 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm – Join Karin Jokela, Farm Bill Pollinator Conservation Planner, as she takes a closer look at the needs of pollinators in the Great Lakes Region. Learn what plants pollinators need, how to provide nesting habitat, and what steps you can take to make change in your city. This Xerces Society webinar will be recorded and available […]

Virtual Meetings Made Easy: For WO Members

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Sat Nov 14, 2020 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am – Virtual Meetings Made Easy A primer for Wild Ones members on holding Zoom meetings and using the Wild Ones Zoom account. To attend the meeting, go to:   https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81283581092?pwd=UGNKcm9MZGZVTlBuU0VSS0h4aU5rdz09 Meeting ID: 812 8358 1092 Passcode: 585061

Zoom: Creating Bird-Friendly Habitats with Native and Non-Invasive Plants

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Wed Nov 18, 2020 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm – How can we best feed birds in our urban and suburban yards? The answer lies in designing and planting a wide array of native trees, shrubs, and perennials to host the widest possible array of native insects. We’ll talk about turning yards of any size into truly bird-friendly habitats.  Presented by John Barber, co-founder of Friends […]

Planning Your Planting: Thinking of planting natives?

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Thu Nov 19, 2020 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm – Hosted by Wild Ones Fox Valley Area Chapter Online with Facebook Live Thinking of planting natives, but don’t know how to start? Winter is a great time for planning your planting. Does your yard need more seed or cover for your favorite birds? Or perhaps an older planting has some bare patches yearning for new […]

Grow Native! Gardening for Beneficial Insects

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Wed Dec 2, 2020 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm – Bumble bees, wasps, butterflies, moths, and many other beneficial insects move pollen from flower to flower, helping plants to produce seeds and fruit. Dr. Ed Spevak will explain the important relationship between the many beneficial insects buzzing around home gardens, and the native plants that rely on them to thrive. Cost: free. The webinar will […]