Posts By: Heather Wendel

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 »

Paper Making with Sue Brown – Wed April 22

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When and Where: Wednesday April 22, 6:30 -7:00 meet and socialize, 7:00 PM program starts at Hartley Nature Center in Duluth Who and What: Sue Brown of the Duluth Fiber Handcrafters Guild will introduce us to the exciting world of paper making. Bring 3 or 4 sheets of junk mail and go home with a… Read more »

Wed. March 25, Sax-Zim Bog with Mark (Sparky) Stensaas

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March 25 Program at Hartley Nature Center doors open at 6:30, program starts at 7:00 PM Mark (Sparky) Stensaas will speak on the preservation, plants and wildlife of the Sax-Zim bog.  Sparky is an amazing author of books on wildflowers and other naturalist subjects as well as a professional photographer.

Dan Schutte & Kristen Pless – Wednesday, February 25

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In January, Dan Schutte and Kristen Pless travelled to Mexico to visit the monarch butterfly sanctuaries in the state of Michoacan, 100 miles west of Mexico City. Over the last decade through his work in environmental education and natural resource management, Dan has developed a strong interest in the plight of pollinators and particularly the… Read more »