Posts By: Heather Wendel

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 »

Aug 20 Cloquet River Yard Tour With DNR Guide

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Join us for an evening of exploring with members of Wild Ones, strolling through a Cloquet River property with a DNR guide WHEN: Wed. August 20 at 6:30 – 7:45 pm WHERE: Sue French’s property (7807 Industrial Road, Saginaw) Carpool available – leaving the Rose Garden parking lot at 5:30pm Driving time is 40-45 minutes… Read more »

July Event at Dan and Kris’ Lakeside Garden

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Twenty-five people wandered a variety of areas converted to native plantings, especially the prairie boulevard in bloom. Dan Schutte and his wife, Kris, explained the 3-year process of raising plants from seed through to the clearing & planting stages. A surprise was Dan’s monarch house, complete with cocoons; a gift from Kris. Eight new people… Read more »