2019 Events

2019 Programs are held on the second Tuesday at 6:30 pm.
The indoor programs will be held JANUARY to APRIL and OCTOBER at the The indoor programs (January to April and October) will be held at the Lisbon Fire Department, N54 W26455 Lisbon Road (CTH K), Pewaukee, WI 53072

Meetings are free and open to the public.  Please invite guests.

January 14 (Monday) Herbicides: Minimizing Impact and Maximizing Benefit    Can we succeed in an herbicide free native landscaping?  Many times we can, but in some cases herbicides improve the result and reduce the potential for failure.  Associate Professor Mark Renz of UW-Madison helps us understand how to use herbicides correctly to minimize risk while maximizing benefit.

February 12Backyard Birds and Beyond    Steve Mahler, Past President of the Milwaukee Audubon Society, will share ideas on feeding birds, landscaping for wildlife, and photographing our natural world. Steve believes even the smallest plots of land and water can provide a vital oasis for our valuable natural assets. 

March 12Beneficial Insects in Your Garden   Learn about the insects that benefit your native plant garden—as pollinators, predators, prey and more. This presentation will compare the hidden lives and important roles of solitary bees, wasps, flies, and beetles, and will include home gardening practices to foster them.  Jennifer Lazewski is a UW Extension SE Wisconsin Master Gardener volunteer and the founder of its pollinator group.

April 9 – A Prairie Home  The changing seasons reveal the dynamic nature of a prairie. WO member Mary Lou Qualler will give us an indoor presentation, through image and phrase, of her beautifully landscaped residential lot.

May 14 – Woodland Walk at Lisbon Community Park    This will be a self-guided walk through both upland and lowland areas. We’ll see what spring ephemerals are blooming.  N78W26970 Bartlett Parkway, Lisbon, WI 53089

Thank You – Thank You – Thank You

For our successful Native Plant Sale @ Johnson’s Nursery – Menomonee Falls

See You Next Year!

June 11 Wisconsin Native Mammals     Jenny Ebert will display her mounts of native Wisconsin mammals. This is a hands-on program at Lisbon Community Park N78W26970 Bartlett Parkway, Lisbon, WI 53089.

July 9Restoring Prairie     In 2016 the Heiliger Huegel (HH) Foundation for Outdoor Education planted an eight-acre pollinator prairie on the HH Ski Hill grounds.  Joe Meyer, Executive Director of Laudato Si’ Project, will provide a guided tour including the HH prairie, the nine-year-old Meyer prairie restoration and the Schoof’s Legacy Butterfly Garden.  5482 WI-167, Hubertus, WI 53033

August 17, Saturday 10:00 am Landscape Design with Native Plants      The native landscape at Town Hall Library in North Lake N76W31429 Cty TK VV, North Lake, WI 53064 was designed by WO member Mandy Ploch ten years ago. There are two rain gardens, a pollinator garden and an herb garden.  Next travel to the Ploch residence at W309 N7460 Northern Dancer Run, Hartland, WI 53029. Mandy designed the native landscape and it was installed in 2005 on their 1/3-acre lot. Come prepared, plants will be available for digging.  Mandy served as Wild Ones National Vice President for six years.

September 10Friess Lake School Prairie Tour  Late summer is a good time to enjoy the species diversity in the prairie planted by students under the guidance of WO member and retired science teacher Jean Reif.  1750 State Road 164, Hubertus, WI 53033

October 8Fungus Among Us     How do you distinguish edible mushrooms from poisonous and toxic fungi?   WO members Jim and Susan Selle are also members of the Wisconsin Mycological Society. They will discuss mushrooms, their interdependence with plants, as well as tips for cooking with mushrooms.

November 12Annual 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.

December – HAPPY HOLIDAYS! No Program