Posts By: Todd Burnside

Great Turnout for Garden Maintenance

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The weather was great for the garden maintenance/meeting last Wednesday at our Arrowhead Chapter demonstration garden on the Lakewalk. Many members enjoyed chatting & weeding, along with some good food. Following the maintenance, there was an interesting presentation on hugelkultur by Carol and Heather.

Wild Ones events May 28 PM and May 31 AM

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Happy spring! The marsh marigolds are just starting to bloom in my rain garden, which reminds me it’s time to get out an announcement about two events in May hosted by Wild Ones: Native Plants, Natural Landscapes – Arrowhead Chapter. Wednesday May 28 will be a great night to gather and meet each other, work… Read more »

Gypsy Moth Treatment Proposal

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We recently received an email from Lucia Hunt with the Minnesota Department of Agriculture regarding gypsy moths: …the gypsy moth is crossing our paths again. We caught a record-setting number of moths last year and 90% of them were trapped in Lake and Cook counties. Not surprisingly, a few have spilled across the border into… Read more »

Thinking of Spring

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More than 25 people came to our February meeting with Jeff West of Boreal Natives to think warm thoughts about gardening and native plants. With the especially cold winter this year, many of us are eager to see green, growing things again. It was a great presentation followed by a very informative question and answer… Read more »

Eye Candy and Brain Food – February 26 Meeting

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This month’s presentation will be by native plant expert Jeff West, Manager of Boreal Natives – a division of Prairie Restorations Inc, one of the upper Midwest’s first companies to specialize in native plant community restoration. Jeff will treat our winter-weary eyes to a treat of flower photos, describing many of his favorite native plants,… Read more »

Making Natural Dyes – January 22 Meeting

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Just when you thought native plants couldn’t be good for one more thing, what with the habitat they offer for creatures large and small, year-round beauty, foods for the foragers, blooms for the bug eyed and the basic beauty of nature – they go and add to the list. It is time to kick off… Read more »

Plants of the Great Lakes Coastal Wetlands – November 20 Meeting

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For this month’s meeting, Nathan Dahlberg, Field Botanist with the Natural Resources Research Institute (NRRI) will present Great Lakes Coastal Wetland Monitoring. Wetlands are very important habitats that provide a wide range of benefits to both humans and animals. They improve water quality, provide habitat for fish and pollinators, and contain beautiful wild flowers. Nathan… Read more »

Wild Ones welcomes author Andrew Slade – October 23 Meeting

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Join us at Hartley Nature Center for a fun evening with local author Andrew Slade. Socializing & snacking starts at 6:30. Program starts at 7:00 PM. Hiking and wildflowering on the North Shore, or “How arctic is your disjunct?” Hiking the North Shore is about more than challenging climbs and gorgeous views. It’s about the… Read more »

Duluth Buckthorn Brigade

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The City of Duluth invites residents to join in on the ongoing fight against the invasive shrub – Buckthorn. Buckthorn is a common invasive plant that is prevalent not only in City parks and on trails, but also in backyards and front lawns. Buckthorn was first introduced into our area in the early 1800’s when… Read more »