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 »
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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 »
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 »
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 »
The fourth Wednesday of each month in the fall through spring season, Wild Ones hosts an adult-ed program at Hartley Nature Center. Come join us on September 25th for our first meeting of the 2013-2014 season – a Seed Exchange and information on starting your own native plants from seed. We will also tour the… Read more »