Keweenaw Wild Ones regular meeting

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Tue Dec 15, 2020 @ 6:15 pm – 7:30 pm – The meeting opens with a video on planting for winter beauty and wildlife. We’ll start the regular meeting immediately afterward, about 7 p.m. Here is a link to the agenda: https://docs.google.com/document/d/17JNne70TPwsns3v4AepqZeQcBipZYdHUpl8qf_YJGPY/edit?usp=sharing Last month’s minutes: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1DPwKamGbweZyrpjtMjZf3fUycYwV3IusEsV58iENPN8/edit?usp=sharing A Zoom link was included in an invitation sent to the members. If you need the link, let Marcia know […]

Jill F. to Share NE Aster Secrets at WOK Regular Meeting!

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Tue Jan 19, 2021 @ 6:15 pm – 7:00 pm – Botanist and WOK member Jill Fisher will open our meeting with a quick presentation on New England asters. These butterfly and bee magnets are unrivaled for gorgeous fall blooms. We rarely discuss how leggy they can get and how ugly their ankles can be. Jill has found a solution. A Zoom link to our meeting […]

Schoolyard Habitats: Restoring Native Habitats One Schoolyard at a Time

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Tue Jan 19, 2021 @ 7:15 pm – 8:15 pm – Presenter: Jillian Bell In this presentation we’ll learn about Audubon Connecticut’s Schoolyard Habitat Program and how Audubon CT, along with a suite of partners, are inspiring the next generation of conservation leaders. They achieve this by connecting students with nature and restoring much needed native habitat for pollinators and our migrating and year-round birdy friends […]

Grow Native! Webinar: Designing with Native Plants with Ronda Burnett

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Wed Jan 27, 2021 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm – Designing with Native Plants: Tips for Species Selection, Design Concepts, and Maintenance Practices This webinar will cover the basics of selecting native plants for your next project. Design themes, site programming, and maintenance needs will be considered along with physical site conditions, plant availability, and green infrastructure services. An overview of art and design principles […]

Native by Design: Digging in to 2021 with Your Garden Plan

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Thu Feb 4, 2021 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm – Join regional native plant experts and enthusiasts for a Q&A Workshop about planning your native garden. Get tips on how to lay out your garden, where to source plants, what to plant and when, and more! Register Here Speakers: Scott Moss (moderator), Christine Favilla, Charlie Pitts, and others to be announced! Scott Moss – Coordinator of […]

Grow Native! Master Class: Native Alternatives with James Faupel

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Wed Feb 10, 2021 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm – This webinar is held by Grow Native! of the Missouri Prairie Foundation. Native Alternatives for Invasive Trees & Shrubs, and for Traditional Non-Native Herbaceous Plants When looking at the history of most non-native, invasive trees and shrubs, they began as horticultural introductions. So, what would be the best Missouri native plants to replace them horticulturally? […]

Bird-Friendly Home Landscapes

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Wed Feb 17, 2021 @ 1:00 pm – 2:15 pm – By Jillian Bell. Cost is $28. What can we do to support birds visiting our homes this spring and beyond? In this workshop we will take an in-depth look at native plants that you can plant to make your home more bird-friendly to our year-round residents and those stopping over on their migration journeys. In […]

Grow Native! Webinar: Native Predatory Wasps with Heather Holm

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Wed Feb 17, 2021 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm – This webinar is held by Grow Native! of the Missouri Prairie Foundation. Predatory wasps are the most misunderstood and overlooked flower-visiting insects. Heather will highlight wasp diversity, nesting strategies, prey specificity, and their dependence on native plants in this fascinating presentation. Wasps provide essential ecosystem services including pest insect population control and plant pollination—services that […]

Michigan Native Plant Conference

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Sun Mar 7, 2021 – Mon Mar 8, 2021 @ 12:00 am – The Wildflower Association of Michigan is holding its 34th annual conference online this year, Sunday and Monday, March 7-8. It promises to be great. Check out the featured speakers: Neil Diboll will speak on “Genetic Diversity and Plant Preservation.” The owner of Prairie Nursery, he’s a pioneer in the native plant movement and helped launch […]

Native Meadows: Let’s Get Real

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Fri Mar 19, 2021 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm – By Larry Weaner. Cost is $28 Wildflower meadows were introduced to the American gardening public in the 1960’s along with tie dye tee shirts and kaleidoscopic acid trips. But just like those 60’s acid trips, the colors never lasted. Alternatively, by planting site-adapted native perennials, managed according to the ecological processes that govern open field […]