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.
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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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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.
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 »
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 »