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January 2024


Exploring the Ice Age Trail

Wednesday, January 17th, 2024
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Brookfield Public Library, 1900 N Calhoun Rd, Brookfield, WI, 53005 Map

Public Welcome Free Event Chapter Meeting Wheelchair Accessible Public Restroom Free Public Parking Drinking Fountains

Have you ever wanted to walk along the Ice Age Trail. Ever wonder how the Kettle Moraine was formed? Experience and enjoy Wisconsin’s own Ice Age National Scenic Trail!
The Ice Age Trail is one of only 11 National Scenic Trails in the country,  a 1,200 mile footpath found entirely within the state of Wisconsin. It traverses through some of the state’s most beautiful natural areas and winds through 30 counties on state, federal, county and private lands. More than 2.3 million people use the Ice Age Trail each year to walk, hike, saunter, snowshoe, and backpack! Outdoor lovers of all ages and abilities step out on the Ice Age Trail to relax, explore and enjoy all that nature has to offer.
Join a “Thousand-Miler” and other active volunteers in the Ice Age Trail Alliance for this introductory presentation. Come learn about the IAT — its history and glacial features. Learn tips and tricks for spending time on the IAT, hear about the wildly popular October Mammoth Hike Challenge, and leave with plenty of resources to have a safe and successful journey. Whether hiking or sauntering, be inspired for adventures on the Trail!

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"Cultivating Change" with Lorraine Johnson

Hosted by Wild Ones National
Thursday, January 25th, 2024
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Public Welcome Will be Recorded Free Event Program/Speaker Presentation

Explore how native gardening can address climate challenges in our next Wild Ones national webinar, “Cultivating Change” with author and activist Lorraine Johnson. Johnson has been researching and writing about environmental issues for three decades. Learn about the pivotal role of gardening as an act of stewardship in the face of climate and ecological challenges. Discover the profound connections between individual gardens and the broader world and learn how these green spaces can serve as catalysts for positive ecological and social change.  Join Wild Ones for a practical and insightful discussion on gardening's positive impact on the environment and our future. 

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July 2024


Walk at Lapham Peak Prairie Delafield

Wednesday, July 17th, 2024
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Kettle Moraine State Forest Lapham Peak Unit

Public Welcome Family Friendly Chapter Meeting Nature Walk/Hike Public Restroom Lots of Physical Activity

Guided tour by Friends of Lapham Peak.  Moderate hike on trails of restored prairie at Kettle Moraine State Forest.   Wisconsin State Park sticker is required for admission.  Please contact for information on car pooling.

2022 Menomonee River Area Wild Ones (WO) Programs  

Due COVID-19 precautions, yard tours will likely be recorded and meetings hosted on Zoom until mid-2022. 

Date/Time Event
6:45 pm – 8:00 pm
An Alternative to Boring Midwestern Bluegrass and Fescue Lawns presented by Dan Carter 

Presentation on YouTube
Plant List on Google Sheets including links to plant databases

6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Native Orchid Restoration presented by Melissa Curran 

Presentation on YouTube

6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Invasive Jumping Worms: The Impact of a New Soil Invader presented by Bradley Herrick (Zoom)
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Shrubs: The Forgotten Layer presented by Danielle Bell (Zoom)
10:00 AM
Spring Time at Chiwaukee Prairie, Kenosha, Tour and bag lunch with Pam Holly.
06/01/2022 – 06/30/2022 Annual Native Plant Sale – Johnson’s Nursery
Johnson’s Nursery, Menomonee Falls WI
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Tour of Willowbrook Convservancy in Hartland with Michelle Bonness and Shane Morrise
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Native Gardens Tour at Carroll University (Date to be confirmed closer to event)
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Fox Hills Prairies @ Tour by Jaron Cook, The Cedar Lakes Conservation Foundation
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Monarch Butterfly Tagging @ Catholic Ecology Center with Joe Meyer.
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Seed Harvesting and Member Yard Tour with Carolyn Larkin. (Member only. Watch email for invitation and details.)
11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Annual Chapter Meeting and Seed Exchange – Pewaukee Public Library Community Room, 210 Main St. Pewaukee, WI 53072 – Annual Business Meeting at 11:15 am to include member vote for officer positions. Meeting followed by social and seed exchange. (Member only. See email for details on seed packaging and labeling.)