Lots of organizations conduct activities relating to native plants. Check out some of the offerings below and expand your horizons.
Native Trees for Small Spaces – Blooming Boulevards
Saturday, May 6⋅10:00 – 11:00
All-star bird- and pollinator- friendly small native trees & shrubs.
DNR Bird Migration Forum
Tuesday, May 9⋅6:00 – 9:00pm
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources will continue its popular Wildlife Through Forestry series of special events May 9 with a bird migration forum being presented on the campus of Michigan Technological University in Houghton.
Bumble Bee Banquet – Sponsored by Wild Ones Prairie Edge in MN
Wednesday, May 10⋅8:00 – 9:00pm
Bumble bees (Bombus) are by far the most charismatic and recognizable native bees. To help bumble bees thrive, we must understand their life cycle, nesting behaviors, and nutritional needs. Heather Holm will illustrate the bumble bee life cycle through the growing season, the importance of selecting the right native (woody and herbaceous) plants to meet the nutritional needs of the queens, workers, males, and gynes, bumble bee habitat enhancement, and factors impacting bumble bee populations.
Shade Gardens: Hosted by Wild Ones Jo Daviess County, IL
Monday, May 15⋅7:00 – 8:00pm
Erin Garrett will provide valuable information on how and why plant natives under trees. Learn the ecological benefits of planting natives underneath trees and explore your options when it comes to choosing shade tolerant native plants.
Pollinator-Friendly Container Gardens – Blooming Boulevards
Saturday, May 20⋅10:00 – 11:00am
Native container gardening is a new frontier – beautiful & beneficial!
Ethnobotany in Illinois: Native Plants and Indigenous Culture – Wild Ones West Cook IL Chapter
Sunday, May 21⋅3:30 – 4:30pm
Many of us who are passionate about native-plant gardening are not aware of the ways in which the plants of our region have been or are now being used by Native people, nor how central they are to Indigenous culture. Gina Roxas, a citizen of the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation, will talk about native plants from a Native American cultural perspective.
Babbling Brooks- What are they trying to tell us?
Tuesday, June 6⋅8:00 – 9:00pm
Jeff Weiss, of the Flint Creek/Spring Creek Watershed Partnership will discus the multiple stressors to our rivers, streams and wetlands