Posts By: Heather Wendel

Yard Tour at Lynn Watson’s Home, Wed July 25

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Lynn and her husband moved to Duluth in 2014.  The gardens were planted to cut down lawn mowing and improve native habitat.  Quick ‘place holder’ plants’ were bought to make shade, wind reducers, etc. to be replaced by native plants later.  Multi-task shrubs and trees were added.. Work toward replacement with more native plants continues. The trick was… Read more »

Greenhouse and garden tour at College of St. Scholastica – Wed. June 13

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Tour the greenhouse & greenroof area, and the Nun’s garden at College of St. Scholastica from 6:30-8 pm.    After the tour, help plant on the greenroof;  plants donated by Paul Hlina, long time Wild Ones member and owner of Leaning Pine Natives. Bring trowel, gloves, kneeling pad, etc.  Jane Wattrus, MS Benedictine professor, will be our guide.   Jane has… Read more »

Weds. May 23 – Wild Ones Garden Talk & Maintenance

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Carol Andrews will give a short history of our garden, the original layout and discuss current plans.  This maintenance/meeting will be held outside at our Lakewalk garden.  Join other members to learn to identify plants and work in our chapter’s garden.  Please bring tools if you can, such as a small digging spade, a bucket for weeds, edging shovel, hand pruner and something… Read more »

Duluth Stream Restoration with Kate Kubiak, Wed. April 25

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Stream Restoration Projects Implemented from 2012-2017 Join Kate Kubiak from the South St. Louis Soil & Water Conservation District to learn about the past five years of stream restoration work to repair erosion problems caused by the 2012 flood. Location: Hartley Nature Center  Time: Wednesday, February 28 –  6:30 pm socialize and refreshments, 7:00 pm program   Photo of recent project… Read more »

Pollinators with Pat Thomas, Wed March 28

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Pollinators and other Beneficial Insects in your Garden Come learn how to help pollinators through plantings and habitat with Pat Thomas. In addition to pollinators, she will discuss other beneficial insects that can live in your garden if you provide for their needs.   Pat has been gardening for insects and other creatures for over 25 years…. Read more »

Backyard Phenology with Rebecca Montgomery, Wed. Feb 28

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Backyard Phenology: Tracking Nature’s Cycles and Seasons in a Changing Climate Join us for an exciting talk by Rebecca Montgomery, an Associate Professor in the Department of Forest Resources in the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Biology from Occidental College,… Read more »

Natural Connections with Emily Stone, Wed Jan 24

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Natural Connections: Exploring Northwoods nature through Science and Your Senses Explore Northwoods nature with a knowledgeable guide. Join naturalist and author Emily Stone on a Northwoods adventure and you’ll soon be captivated by her animated storytelling style and knack for turning any old thing into a shining bit of stardust. Find out what makes rain… Read more »

Lesser Known Shrubs of the Northland with Gene Schmidt, Wed Nov 29

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Learn about Lesser Known Shrubs of the Northland Join us on Wednesday, November 29 for a talk by Gene Schmidt on the lesser known shrubs of the Northland. Gene is the woody plant production manager at Boreal Natives. Photo credit: Prairie Restoration – Downy arrowood (Viburnum rafinesquianum)   Location: Hartley Nature Center    Time: Wednesday,… Read more »

Seed Collection, Storage, and Planting with Dan Schutte – Wed. September 27

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Learn about Native Seed Collection, Storage, and Planting! Join us for a seed & shrub exchange followed by an informative presentation by Dan Schutte, owner of Shoreview Natives. Dan will discuss seed collection & storage, propagating native plants using indoor, homemade light systems, and different approaches to site preparation and planting native plugs. If you are interested… Read more »