Posts By: Heather Wendel

Plants of Park Point – Wednesday March 23rd

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Wednesday March 23 – Plants (rare and common) and native plant communities of Park Point/Minnesota Point. Hartley Nature Center 6:30 pm socialize, 7:00 pm program Did you know the Duluth/Superior area hosts one of the world’s largest freshwater baymouth sand bars in the world? Did you know we have a coastal dune system in Minnesota?… Read more »

Wednesday February 24th – Build a Caterpillar-rearing Cage

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A brilliant blue-sky day to you! Looking forward to more monarch butterflies this summer? Besides planting more milkweed, you can protect those caterpillars. Join members to create your own caterpillar-rearing cage to rescue/rear monarchs and other butterflies. Wednesday February 24th – Build a Caterpillar-rearing Cage 6:30 pm socialize, 7:00 pm “hands-on” workshop Meet at Hartley… Read more »

November Meeting – Botanical Painting with Tanya Beyer

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Wednesday, Nov. 18 at Hartley Nature Center – Botanical Painting, presented by artist Tanya Beyer 6:00 Meeting (open to all!) to start making plans for 2016 chapter officers and other leadership positions (Hartley Nature Center, 3001 Woodland Ave., Duluth) 6:30 Socializing and snacking 7:00 Presentation begins Tanya will present a program using a photo series… Read more »

Weds. Oct. 21 – Piping Plover Program with Kris Eilers

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Weds. Oct. 21 – Piping Plover Program, presented by Kris Eilers, project manager at St. Louis River Alliance. Reminder – our next Wild Ones program will be this Wednesday October 21 starting at 7:00 pm at Hartley Nature Center. Come early to visit. Doors open at 6:30. Come learn how, through restoration of native plants… Read more »

Wed. Sept 23 – Soil Questions Answered – John Pastor

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Topic: everything you always wanted to know about soil as it pertains to growing native plants but were afraid to ask – or more likely just did not know you need to know. Understanding how soil is naturally formed and then affected by human alterations can make the difference between a successful native plant gardening/restoration… Read more »

Wednesday Evening Yard Tour – Cathy & Kirby Wood

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Join Wild Ones members and friends for a yard tour! Cathy & Kirby Wood moved to this property in 2006; remodeled, restored and landscaped much of the area with native plants. Explore rain & rock gardens, berms, terrace, grape arbor, woodland trail, raised veg. beds, fruit trees & bushes. Refreshments provided. Comments/suggestions to improve their… Read more »

July Field Trip – Cloquet Forestry Center Tour

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Join Wild Ones members and friends for a July Field Trip Research Plot Technician Rachael Olesiak will guide our group on a 45-60 minute forest tour. The tour will include the history of the Cloquet Forestry Center and some of its current and long-term research projects. We will be riding in a very large wagon… Read more »