Posts By: Heather Wendel

Backyard Phenology with Rebecca Montgomery, Wed. Feb 28

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Backyard Phenology: Tracking Nature’s Cycles and Seasons in a Changing Climate Join us for an exciting talk by Rebecca Montgomery, an Associate Professor in the Department of Forest Resources in the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Biology from Occidental College,… Read more »

Natural Connections with Emily Stone, Wed Jan 24

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Natural Connections: Exploring Northwoods nature through Science and Your Senses Explore Northwoods nature with a knowledgeable guide. Join naturalist and author Emily Stone on a Northwoods adventure and you’ll soon be captivated by her animated storytelling style and knack for turning any old thing into a shining bit of stardust. Find out what makes rain… Read more »

Lesser Known Shrubs of the Northland with Gene Schmidt, Wed Nov 29

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Learn about Lesser Known Shrubs of the Northland Join us on Wednesday, November 29 for a talk by Gene Schmidt on the lesser known shrubs of the Northland. Gene is the woody plant production manager at Boreal Natives. Photo credit: Prairie Restoration – Downy arrowood (Viburnum rafinesquianum)   Location: Hartley Nature Center    Time: Wednesday,… Read more »

Seed Collection, Storage, and Planting with Dan Schutte – Wed. September 27

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Learn about Native Seed Collection, Storage, and Planting! Join us for a seed & shrub exchange followed by an informative presentation by Dan Schutte, owner of Shoreview Natives. Dan will discuss seed collection & storage, propagating native plants using indoor, homemade light systems, and different approaches to site preparation and planting native plugs. If you are interested… Read more »

Wild Ones Yard Tour – Wednesday, August 23 on Congdon Blvd

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Join fellow members for a Wild Ones Yard Tour of Ken and Nan Greshowak’s two acre forest setting gardens on Lake Superior, which includes:  Organic gardens and rain garden with native plants, shrubs, and trees Fruits (blueberries, grapes, honeyberries, raspberries, red and black currants, and cranberries) Deep bed vegetables that grow in their moist, cool… Read more »

Wild Ones Yard Tour – Wednesday, July 26 near UMD

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Join fellow members for a Wild Ones Yard Tour at the home of Cindy and Jim French. Stop by to see their fruit trees, new greenhouse, vegetable and native flower gardens, and terraced rain gardens!   Date: Wednesday, July 26 Time: 6:30-8 pm Location: 111 W. Kent Road (near UMD) Rain Date: Friday, July 28… Read more »

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 »