2017 Wild Ones – Menomonee River Area Programs

Indoor events held at the Radisson Hotel 
N88 W14750 Main St, Menomonee Falls
Radisson Hotel, Menomonee Falls  –  March, April and October only
6:30pm — Events are free and open to the public.

January 10  Movie Night — Hometown Habitat-Stories of Bringing Nature Home by Catherine Zimmerman. Doug Tallamy is featured in this film. A project supported by Wild Ones with donations at the National and Chapter levels including our Chapter. Please check out the website The Meadow Project

February 14  — Gardening from the Example of Remnant Natural Communities Dan Carter, SEWISC, S.E. WI Regional Planning Commission, will discuss the diversity of local natural community types, including a brief discussion of the historical landscape, how it has changed, and some examples of sites that remain. His presentation will also discuss how people can use natural communities to inform their use of native plants in their own gardens.  Held at Menomonee Falls Public Library

March 14 — Restoration of the Monarch Migratory Trail Barb Agnew, President of Friends of the Monarch Trail. Barb will share her passion for preserving and restoring Monarch roost habitats. Friends of the Monarch Trail  Held at  Radisson Hotel

April 11 — Going Batty with Christa Droste. We will explore bats, bat houses, bugs that bats dine on and the plants that support the bugs.  Held at Radisson Hotel

May 9 — Menomonee Park Woodland Trails Self-guided stroll through the campground and adjacent woodland trails. This is a repeat visit to enjoy sweeping carpets of toad lily, sedges and many other early native woodland plants. Menomonee Park is a Waukesha County park, user fees will apply, W220 N7884 Town Line Rd, Menomonee Falls, WI 53051. Meet at the Family Campground parking lot. Menomonee Park

June 24 – Saturday, 10:00am — Guided Tour of a Native Coastal Prairie/Wetland Chiwaukee Park/Arboretum, Joint project with The Nature Conservancy and Wisconsin DNR. We will meet in Pleasant Prairie, 2nd and 121st Street. There will also be car pooling from Menomonee Falls, 8 AM. Please visit the website for a detailed description of this unique native habitat. Bring a bag lunch! Chiwaukee Prairie

July 11  —  Guided Tour of Lapham Peak Prairie Michael Fort will guide us on a tour of this beautiful prairie. This was recommended by our Past Treasurer, Amy Welch. It was one of her favorite places, and for good reason. Meet at the Evergreen Lodge parking area. W329 N846 County Road C, Delafield  Lapham Peak State Park

August 8  —  Monarch Trail Hike with Barb Agnew, President of Friends of the Monarch Trail. View the restoration efforts of the original monarch roost, an important part of their migratory path to Mexico. 1425 Discovery Pkwy, Wauwatosa, 53226  Friends of the Monarch Trail

September 12 AT 6:00!!  —  50 Years of Succession and Lessons Learned  Member yard tour with Geoffrey Seymour and Sandra Seymour. From invasives to natives, a work in progress. Feel free to participate in a general discussion, suggestions will be welcome! N56 W12974 Silver Spring Road, Menomonee Falls.  That is road not drive.  Seymour Residence

October 10  —  Medicinal Uses of Native Plants with Jan Koel, Master Herbalist, Wild Ones Member, Past President of Menomonee River Area Chapter. Jan will discuss practical uses of native plants and further support the many reasons to grow native plants.  Held at Radisson Hotel

November 14  —  Annual Seed and Treat Exchange at Duane Mittag & Laura DeBoth’s home, W172 N7540 Shady Lane, Menomonee Falls. Share native plant seeds and/or treats during our fun year-end social. It is a very economical opportunity to add native plants to your landscape because it is FREE! Members only please.  Mittage/DeBoth Residence

December – HAPPY HOLIDAYS! No Program

January 9, 2018 – Tentative Date  —  Popcorn and a Movie