Chapter Meetings

Monthly meetings are held the 4th Wednesday of each month, September through May at Hartley Nature Center, 3001 Woodland Ave, Duluth, MN 55803, as part of their adult-ed series.  Meetings start at 7:00 pm with socializing at 6:30 pm.

Our 2021 – 2022 Calendar

Tues. Jan. 26 – The Jumping Worm and how you can help!

Presenter: Ryan Hueffmeier, Director of Boulder Lake Environmental Learning Center.
7 – 8 pm online Arrowhead Chapter program via Zoom.
Watch for the Zoom link in your upcoming email (Wild Ones members)

Interested “Friends” will need to request the link via [email protected]

Ryan Hueffmeier is a research, outreach, and education specialist with active projects in forest and landscape ecology and invasive species. He is the Program Director at Boulder Lake Environmental Learning Center in Duluth, MN (, which runs programs for over 4,000 people and has over 10,500 visitors annually. He works towards the transfer of scientific knowledge from evidence based research to the public through creating accessible outreach programs; by delivering experiential based educational opportunities; and incorporating volunteer based public participatory projects. He works with diverse audiences such as teacher and natural resource professional development, preK-12 and the general public. For the past decade Ryan has been part of the Great Lakes Worm Watch ( and Jumping worm ( programs and has developed local projects looking at vernal pools, bird populations, invasive species and tree survival.

Thurs. Feb. 25 – Pesky Plant Trackers:

A citizen science project focused on wild parsnip and Japanese knotweed, two non-native plants that cause problems in North America. The project brings together volunteer observers, University of Minnesota researchers, and others to “track” seasonal changes in these plants.
Presenter: Dr. Stephan Carlson, UMN Dept. of Forestry, Co-principal Investigator.
7-8 pm online Arrowhead Chapter program via Zoom.

Weds. March 24 – Duluth Parks grant to restore three natural areas.

Presenter: Diane Desotelle , Duluth natural resources coordinator.
7 – 8 pm online Arrowhead Chapter program via Zoom.
Possible community volunteer opportunity.

Weds. April 14 – Program sponsored by Sugarloaf Cove Nature Center & others.

Presenter: Doug Tallamy. 7 pm via Zoom.
Details to be confirmed.
Doug Tallamy is a professor in the Department of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology at the University of Delaware, where he has authored eighty research articles and has taught Insect Taxonomy, Behavioral Ecology, Humans and Nature, and other courses for thirty-two years. Notable books include Bringing Nature Home and Nature’s Best Hope.