Posts By: Heather Wendel

Spruce up our Lakewalk Wild Ones garden! May 24

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Spruce up our Lakewalk Wild Ones garden! We will be cleaning up the garden, edging, and digging & potting excess plants for the Duluth Garden Flower Plant Sale on Saturday May 27 (our only fundraiser). Bring hand tools, shovel, work gloves, kneeling pad, bucket, a chair and plastic pots. No rain date.  Other work dates will be… Read more »

Examining Arrowhead rocks and their plants! – May 2 Meeting

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Ancient Rocks of Minnesota’s Arrowhead, and the Plants that Love Them  John Green will review the dramatic geological history of the Arrowhead area, with maps and outcrop photos, and then feature some of the interesting common and more unusual plants in the area, especially those that like to grow on the rocks.   John Green is… Read more »

Monarch Butterflies in Mexico – March 29 Presentation

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Join us for a presentation on Sally and Jim Larson’s February visit to the Mexican monarch sanctuaries. They will share their photos and provide information on the status of the population.  Location: Hartley Nature Center Time: 6:30 pm refreshments & socialize, 7:00 pm program Monarch Related Events and News: Duluth Monarch Buddies meet the last Monday of… Read more »

Weds. February 22 – Tree and Shrub Pruning, Presenter: Louise Levy

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Weds. February 22 –  Tree and Shrub Pruning.  Presenter: Louise Levy Hartley Nature Center –  6:30 pm refreshments & socialize, 7:00 pm program Resource provided by Louis: Table: Flower bud location on deciduous shrubs, vines, and small trees – blooms on “Old Wood” vs. “New Wood” – PDF document Tree pruning is essential for long-term… Read more »

Weds. January 25 – Booktalk, presenter: John Pastor

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Author John Pastor will read from and discuss his new book:  What should a clever moose eat?: Natural history, ecology, and the North woods. Wild Ones member and UMD professor, John is a keen observer of nature. Come learn to ask natural history questions, and gain a greater understanding of and love for the North Woods and other natural places. Book review from The Nature Conservancy’s… Read more »

Weds. September 28 – Duluth’s Invasive Species and Trails Projects

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Join Wild Ones members to learn what’s happening with our city’s green space! Hartley Nature Center – 6:30 pm refreshments & socialize, 7:00 pm program A timely double-header program: Kevin Malmquist will talk about the “Duluth Invaders” invasive species project in the city. Judy Gibbs, city trail coordinator, will provide an update on the western… Read more »

Review – Cloquet Yard Tour

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The Wild Ones tour to an amazing Cloquet yard in July offered sunny, wooded, vegetable & fruit gardens; all with water and other hidden features. Duluth members and gardeners from Virginia and Eveleth enjoyed discussing growing techniques with the owners.

Native Plant Hike – Minnesota Point Tues, Aug. 30

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Explore MN Point with Wild Ones members! Tues. August 30 – Field trip on Minnesota Point – 6:30 – 8 PM If you enjoyed the March presentation by Rebecca Holmstrom (MN DNR biologist), join this hike. Rebecca will guide us through the native plant communities in the natural areas near the tip of MN Point…. Read more »

Cloquet Yard Tour – Wed. July 20th

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Wild Ones will be visiting the gardens of Vicki and Terry Anderson in Cloquet. They bought their home in 1976 and have worked in the yard and gardens ever since to conquer challenges and discover unexpected treasures in the three levels of their yard. Vicki claims title as “the plant person” while Terry is “the… Read more »