Watch for information in chapter newsletter and on conference web site www.TowardHarmonywithNature.org.
Israel Del Toro, Assistant Professor of Biology at Lawrence University, will relay his research from the Appleton Pollinator Project that aims to boost pollinator habitat sites in the Fox Valley. Del Toro will lead participants in constructing a mason bee house to take home.
Public Welcome Program/Speaker Presentation
View an environmental documentary highlighting the critical role native plants play in the survival of local ecosystems. All of us have the power to support habitat for wildlife and bring natural beauty to our patch of the earth. Meeting room C, Lower level, 225 N Oneida St, Appleton, WI
The annual WOFVA plant sale is an opportunity to purchase regionally
sourced native forbs, grasses, shrubs and trees at reasonable prices. Proceeds
from the sale go to further the environmental mission of the Wild Ones Fox
Valley Area Chapter. For inquiries contact:
? Spring Plant Sales: Pat & Dick Filzen (920) 754-4235
? Spring Tree & Shrub Sales: Everett Grosskopf (920) 470-6325
? Order form in the WOFVA winter newsletter & on website:
? Pre-Orders are due March 31, 2018.
Laura M. Hartman, assistant professor of environmental studies at the
UWO, brings environmental philosophy to a real-world discussion at Wild
Ones. What counts as ?natural? when we restore an ecosystem? What is
the value of nature and how does human intervention diminish or enhance
that value? This presentation is part of a larger project bringing ecological
restorationists of all kinds into conversation with environmental philosophy.
Tour the new Schneider Family Grand Garden with Director of Horticulture, Mark Konlock, and learn about the incorporation of native plants into this 2.5 acre garden expansion. The design of this area will inspire you to combines grasses, natives, and pollinator loving ornamentals in your own yard. Admission to the gardens on Wednesday evenings is $5. Gather in the main lobby for tour.
Create a rock shaped planter out of hypertufa, a Portland cement compound. Using a free-form method, gardener Loris Damerow, will lead you through this hands-on workshop to make a simulated rock with a pocket for planting. You will also receive a pad of native prickly pear cactus to take home. To register, e-mail Loris at [email protected]. Limit 12 participants.
Materials fee of $15.00.
Walk with Dick Nikolai, retired DNR Wildlife Biologist and volunteer, and Jim Kinderman, Appleton Parks Dept. Learn about the prairie savanna site within this public park. We will be guided to the initial planting areas created in 2001, identify native species, visit new developments, and witness how the area has grown and changed over time. Hear about plans for increasing the native diversity at this choice community location.
Mariette Nowak, author of Birdscaping in the Midwest and former director of the Wehr Nature Center in Milwaukee County, will present on attracting birds to your home landscape. Creating a native plant environment in your yard can offer a year-long smorgasbord of berries, nuts, seeds and insects while providing habitat for birds, butterflies, bees, and bats.
Program co-sponsored by Winnebago Audubon Society.