2022 Events

Events Archive: 2021 | 2022 | 2023 | Upcoming Events

June 2023


Tour: Judy Newman's Menomonee Falls Yard Members Only

Wednesday, June 21st, 2023
to (Central Time)
Menomonee Falls, WI

Members Only Home Garden Tour

Details to be available later.

July 2023


Tour: Gary Britton's Prairie Restoration Members Only

Wednesday, July 19th, 2023
to (Central Time)
Slinger, WI

Members Only Family Friendly Free Event Chapter Meeting Home Garden Tour

Prairie flowers in mid-summer bloom. This yard tour will feature approximately 35-40 prairie species in full summer bloom, a small rain garden in full sun, and a backyard woodland garden growing beneath a single oak tree.   

August 2023


Tour: Ray and Kathy Knoeppel's Hillside Prairie Members Only

Wednesday, August 16th, 2023
to (Central Time)
Town of Merton, WI

Members Only Family Friendly Free Event Chapter Meeting Home Garden Tour

As you approach the Knoeppel property, you'll enjoy a beautiful view of the prairie on a hill below their home. On site, members will be able to compare an established prairie with a newly planted one. The hillside in front of the house has two prairie plantings.  The original prairie was established approximately 20 years ago by seed in in this 3/4 acre.  The second prairie was planted in fall 2018 and is approximately 1.5 acres.

September 2023


Tour: Carolyn and Rick Larkin's Wet Mesic Prairie Members Only

Saturday, September 16th, 2023
to (Central Time)
Pewaukee, WI

Members Only Free Event Chapter Meeting Home Garden Tour

The couple welcomes members to their 22 acres of wet mesic prairie  restoration and remnant prairie fen. Work on restoration, buckthorn and honeysuckle and other invasive removal has been ongoing for 20 years.  Paths are flat but maybe wet approximately  a half mile of walking.

October 2023


Tour: Seed Harvesting and Tour with Mary Jane Swedberg Members Only

Saturday, October 21st, 2023
to (Central Time)
Oconomowoc, WI

Members Only Chapter Meeting Home Garden Tour

Seed collection and tour of this 40 acre property in Oconomowoc.

November 2023


Seed and Treat Exchange Annual Meeting Members Only

Wednesday, November 15th, 2023
to (Central Time)

Members Only Chapter Meeting Seed/Plant Swap

Event details to be determined. Date and time may change.

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.)