Posts By: Heather Wendel

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 »

Wednesday Jan. 28 – Doug Tallamy

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OK we won’t actually have Doug Tallamy LIVE and in person, but we will hear from him. Wild Ones – Arrowhead just purchased the DVD we’ve all been waiting for – “The Vital New Role of the Suburban/Urban Garden.” This DVD contains Doug Tallamy’s most recent presentations filmed with a live audience during a Wild… Read more »

December ’14 Update

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Nine people braved the weather to heard Joy Turnbull-Dunham (environmental educator) present an overview of the on-going partnership between Hartley Nature Center and our Chapter. Then six different yard certification programs were discussed. Ask for the detailed handout at a future meeting! Our president gave the annual Chapter yearly report, and an election of officers… Read more »

Arrowhead Chapter Annual Meeting – November 2014

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WHEN: Wednesday, Nov. 19 6:30 doors open for socializing, snacking and seed exchange 7:00 Joy or Brett from Hartley will talk a little bit about the Hartley/WO partnership and what all is going on at the nature center to promote native gardens, plants, etc. and controlling invasive species 7:15ish Share information and ideas regarding the… Read more »

Bruce Carlson, MN DNR Presented in October

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Twenty-five people listened to Bruce Carlson (Minnesota Department of Natural Resources) give an overview of the Field Guide to Native Plant Communities. Once familiar with the guide’s design, he explained how to use this resource to identify plant communities in a specific location/property. Questions and discussion followed concerning survey results, plant succession, etc. Several students… Read more »

September Wild Ones Meeting

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Forty-seven people learned the specific needs of pollinators, dependent on the shape of flowers to accommodate their bodies. With excellent visuals, Heather Holm explained the characteristics and habitat of bees and other pollinators. The presentation then covered the native flowers best suited to provide the resources necessary to support these pollinators. Lively discussion and book-signing… Read more »

What You Can Do For Pollinators: Creating a Pollinator-Friendly Garden Habitat

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Presentation Title: “What You Can Do For Pollinators: Creating a Pollinator-Friendly Garden Habitat.” Who: Heather Holm, author of the book Pollinators of Native Plants: Attract, Observe and Identify Pollinators and Beneficial Insects of Native Plants http://www.pollinatorsnativeplants.com/ When: Wednesday Sept. 24. Doors open at 6:30 PM for socializing, snacking and talking about native plants, program starts… Read more »

Exploring Sue French’s Cloquet River Property

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  Twelve people came to explore the trail along the Cloquet River on Sue French’s land (three new people joined the tour). Martha Minchak briefly explained how to use the DNR field guide, distributing checklists to classify forest areas and identify plants as we walked. This rural setting provided an abundance of woodland plants in… Read more »