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Contact Kathy Dame
Connecticut College Arboretum
(860)-439-5060 e-mail Kathy
The Mountain Laurel Chapter of Wild Ones, sponsored by Connecticut College
Arboretum, meets the first Saturday of the month at 10:00 am at the Olin Science
Center, Connecticut College, New London, Connecticut. Our Business Meeting is held from 10:00-10:30, followed by an Educational Program. Visitors are welcome!
Occasionally the date or location of our business meeting is changed. Please check our program calendar (below) for the latest information.
We have a new chapter forming in the Denver, Colorado area. The Front Range Chapter serves the region from Ft. Collins to Colorado Springs including the Denver-metro area and Boulder. We are a new chapter (The first chapter formed at the foot of the Rocky Mountains!).
Chartered in December 2010, the Illinois Prairie Chapter meets and organizes a variety of events in Bloomington-Normal, IL and the greater Central Illinois area. For more information about this chapter, contact Sherrie Snyder via email or phone at 309-376-2070.
General Meeting Information: Time: 7:15 p.m. - - Frequency: First Tuesday of each Month - - Location: Varies
Please Note: The location of Chapter meetings rotates through various sites within our membership area to facilitate easy access. In addition, Field Trips and also outside activities are in various locations. Therefore, always check the Calendar of Events for this month's location, day and time.
BOB PORTER, President: (312) 744-5472
e-mail Meetings are usually held the second Thursday of the month at
7 p.m. at the North Park Nature Center, 5801 N. Pulaski Rd., Chicago,
unless otherwise indicated.
Meetings are usually held the third Thursday of the month at 7
p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for socializing and browsing the lending library and merchandise tables. Unless otherwise stated, we meet at Burpee Museum of Natural History,
737 N. Main, Rockford.
PAT ROSENWINKEL: (219) 865-279,
e-mail Meetings are usually held on the first Saturday of the month, 10 a.m.,
at Gibson Woods, 6201 Parrish Ave., Hammond, Ind., unless
Native Plants in the Past, Present & Future
Sponsored by the Gibson Woods Chapter of Wild Ones, the Third Biennial Native Plant Symposium will be held on Saturday, September 25th at Villa Cesare, 900 Eagle Ridge Drive, Schererville, IN from 7AM to 2PM. Symposium Agenda.
Early registration discount end August 28th. Symposium Flyer.
Wild Ones Louisville Chapter
P.O. Box 4593
Louisville, KY 40204
Our Vision: This chapter encompasses the Louisville Metro area and Southern Indiana. We host spring speakers, an early summer "Show Me, Help Me Day," and summer tours of native plant gardens, fall board elections and seed/plant exchange at an indoor potluck dinner, and winter speakers. Meetings focus on what can be done to naturalize our residential properties. The fourth Saturday of each month is the Chapter adopted Wildflower Woods Work Session (weather permitting) Location: Wildflower Woods is in Cherokee Park between Cherokee Parkway, Barney Avenue and the Scenic Loop.
Andrea Matthies: (734) 604-4674,
Larry Sanford: (734) 439-1272,
Meetings are usually held the second Wednesday of the month. From November through March, meetings are held in a classroom at Matthaei Botanical Gardens, usually at 6:45 PM. Meetings in other months are held at a variety of outdoor locations. Check the calendar for specific dates, times, and locations.
Meetings are usually held on the fourth Tuesday of the month at 7 pm at the
Calhoun Intermediate School District (CISD) building, 17111 G Drive North (at Old US-27), Marshall, MI
unless otherwise noted. Please check our calendar page for current meeting sites.
For Membership or other information contact:
President - Rebecca Gale-Gonzalez: (810) 762-0455,
Vice President - Melville Kennedy: (810) 257-8822,
Secretary - Heather Griffin: (810) 410-7697, e-mail
Treasurer/Membership Chair - Suzanne Lossing: (810) 735-6303,
Programming - Carol Groat: (810) 695-0881 e-mail
Meetings are held at 6 pm on the second Monday of each month, at Mott Community College in the Prahl Center Genesee Room, located at 1401 E. Court Street in Flint, MI unless otherwise noted. map link.
Mike & Carol Klug, Co-Presidents: (269) 623-6725, Email
Meetings are held on the fourth Wednesday of the month, unless otherwise noted. From October through April, the chapter meets at the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), 2208 Winchell Avenue, Kalamazoo. There is no meeting in December. Spring and summer meetings vary in location and time, and are usually in the field.
Our first program for 2012 is the evening of Wednesday, Jan 25th. Please see our chapter page for further details on this field trip and our other upcoming events.
Welcome to Michigan's Mid-Mitten Wild Ones Chapter which includes Midland, Bay, Saginaw and Isabella Counties. For further information about joining this chapter, please contact Dawn Zuengler, President or via phone at 989-430-7735.
Mid-Mitten Chapter will be meeting generally at the Chippewa Nature Center in Midland. Dates and times of meetings will vary. Please go to Mid-Mitten Chapter Calendarwebpages for futher information.
Please join us at the North Oakland Chapter, based in Clarkston, MI! For more information, contact Laura Gruzwalski at 248.535.3338.
Free presentations are often held on the 1st Wednesday of every month. Business meetings for the chapter board, chairs, and members are often the 2nd Wednesday of every month. Please go to the calendar for a complete list of events.
John DeLisle: (248) 672-7611,
Meetings are held at the Warren Community Center, 5460 Arden, Warren, Michigan, on the 3rd Wednesday of the month, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Please call or email for details. There is no fee to attend a meeting and the Public is welcome.
CAROL ANDREWS: (218) 529-8204,
e-mail Meetings are usually held the fourth Wednesday of the month at 7:00
p.m. unless otherwise noted. Location September through April is Hartley Nature Center in Duluth; locations vary over the summer. Check website for details. Open to the public.
Arlene Kjar, President, (507) 645-8903, .
Meetings are usually held on the second Thursday of each month. Meeting locations vary depending on content, but are typically in Northfield, Minnesota. Meetings generally begin between 6 and 7 PM.
Teresa Jaskiewicz: (218) 736-0137,
e-mail Meetings are usually held the fourth Monday of the month, 7 p.m., at Prairie Wetlands Learning Center, Fergus Falls. During the summer months, we often take field trips. Visitors are always welcome. View our calendar of events at Calendar.
Diane Hilscher, President: e-mail or (651) 436-3836 Roger Miller, Programs: e-mail or (651) 275-0526
Our St. Croix Oak Savanna Chapter was formed in 2003 and sponsors monthly programs by enthusiasts and experts on native plants and natural landscapes. Meetings are normally free and open to the public. Special events may include a registration fee to help cover costs. Cold weather (indoor) meetings for 2011 are shifting both day and location. We will meet on the SECOND Thursday of the month at the the FamilyMeans Building, 1875 Northwestern Ave. in Stillwater. Socializing begins at 6:30 pm with our speaker at 7 pm. Warm weather garden tours and field trips are typically held Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings. See our Chapter Calendar below for details. We welcome all levels of plant and gardening enthusiast. Join us to learn more about Minnesota and Wisconsin native plants and how they can enhance our outdoor spaces.
Monthly topic meetings are on the third Tuesday, unless otherwise noted, at the Wood Lake Nature Center in Richfield, 6710 Lake Shore Drive, located just south of 66th Street between I-35W and Lyndale Avenue South (map). Free and open to the public.
Marilyn Jones, President, 612-724-8084,
Visit our new website, or call our message center at 612-293-3833 for latest updates.
Meetings are usually held on the first Wednesday of the month (except
December and January) at 6:00 p.m. Location varies. Click on "St. Louis
Chapter" above, then "Calendar," for directions to each meeting. For
additional information, contact Ed Schmidt or by phone at (314) 647-1608. Non-members are welcome to attend.
Habitat Gardening in Central New York meets every month to learn more about creating a healthy habitat for people and for wildlife. We're fortunate to have many knowledgeable people in Central New York who present programs on native plants, natural landscaping, and providing habitat for wildlife. For more information, visit our website or contact Janet Allen at (315) 487-5742 or by e-mail.
The Niagara Falls and River Chapter encompasses an area in New York which follows the Niagara River Greenway municipal boundaries as determined by the Niagara River Greenway Commisison and the Niagara Falls National Heritage area. The chapter area includes the following municipalities: City of Niagara Falls and the lower Niagara River gorge, the Towns of Porter, Lewiston, Niagara, and Tonawanda, the villages of Youngstown and Lewiston, and Wheatfield, North Tonawanda, City of Tonawanda, Grand Island, Kenmore, and Buffalo, New York. For more information on this chapter, you can contact Wild Ones at 877-394-9453 or via
Except for field trips, the Columbus Chapter meets the second Saturday of the month, 10:00 a.m., at Inniswood Metropolitan Park, Innis House, 940 S. Hempstead Rd., Westerville.
DIRECTIONS: To Inniswood From I-270, take the SR 3/Westerville Road exit north to Schrock Road (Huntington Bank, 630 South State Street, is on the Southeast corner) and turn right. Go about one mile to South Hempstead Road and turn right. Entrance is about 1/2 mile on the right.
Inniswood Metro Park
The Greater Cincinati Chapter has monthly meetings or field trips, as well as many other opportunities for learning about native plants. To view the program schedule visit the Greater Cincinnati Wild Ones website link above.
For more information, contact Chris McCullough at 513-860-4959 or email Chris.
The Oak Openings Region Chapter of Wild Ones was previously known as the Toledo Chapter of Wild Ones
From October to April, our chapter meets on the second Tuesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. at the Nederhouser Community Hall, Olander Park, 6930 Sylvania Ave., Sylvania, OH. These indoor meetings usually include presentations about the local environment from local experts.
From May to September, our chapter gathers for various outdoor activities including nature hikes, native garden installations, invasive plant removal work days and more. Date, time and location for each month's gathering are announced in advance via e-mail. If you are not on our e-mail list and want to be, e-mail us and let us know.
Contact Person: Peter Sigmann,
President: peter sigmann 920-824-5193, peter2sigmann.net
Membership & Meetings: Cliff Orsted (920) 746-9770, email@example.com
Educational Meetings: Oct.- May (various locations, usually on Saturdays)
Field Trips: June - September, usually on Saturdays
Wintertime meetings are on the last Wednesday or Thursday of each month, except December, at 7:00 p.m. at a local library or community center.
Specifics on program or tour topics will appear in the Events Calendar of the "Isthmus" weekly, free in many Madison shops & libraries each Thurs.
Summer tours, projects and events vary. The public is welcome.
For details, contact Barb Glassel 608 819-0087, e-mail.
For tours, please check with Laurie Yahr & Rich Kahl, 608 274-6539, e-mail.
Carolyn Larkin, chapter president 414-881-4017 or e-mail.
Indoor meetings are held at 6:30 p.m. at the Menomonee Falls Public Library, Large Meeting Room. The address is W156 N8436 Pilgrim Road 262-532-8900. The general public is always welcome. Contact Carolyn Larkin for info 414-881-4017 or Jan Koel at 262-251-7175. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Schliltz Audubon Nature Center, 1111 East Brown Deer Road, Milwaukee
Message Center: (414) 299-9888 x1
Chapter president: Dorothy Boyer
Meetings are held the second Saturday of the month at the Schliltz Audubon Nature Center at 9:30 a.m. unless otherwise indicated.
President - Nan Calvert: email@example.com 262-681-4899 Please feel free to contact me with questions about our chapter.
Vice president - Chris Russin
Publicity coordinator - VACANT
Treasurer and photographer - Wild Bill Turner
Membership Coordinator and Newsletter Wrangler - Gary Feest
Fun and informative meetings happen on the first Saturday of each month at 10 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. The location changes depending on what we have scheduled whether it is a field trip, a speaker or a service project for a member or someone in the community. These are followed by a potluck social or lunch out.
Always contact Nan Calvert at firstname.lastname@example.org for details before the meeting if you have not received an email update.
This chapter is located in the Shawano area (Menominee, Oconto & Waupaca Counties). Meetings are scheduled for the middle of each month at the home of the hosting member at an exact date and time set up by that member. For more information, contact Mary Kuester at (715)526-3401. You may also Email Sue Templeman at email@example.com.
If anyone is interested in attending a meeting please call or Email one of us. We would be happy to have you join us.