2022 Events

Events Archive: 2021 | 2022 | 2023 | 2024 | Upcoming Events

January 2022

Jan
19

An Alternative to Boring Midwestern Bluegrass and Fescue Lawns

This event has ended
Wednesday, January 19th, 2022
to (Central Time)
Online/Virtual

Public Welcome Family Friendly Will be Recorded Chapter Meeting Program/Speaker Presentation

Presented by Dan Carter. Dan has been involved with numerous organizations that are influential in our focus to PLANT NATIVE PLANTS! Watch the recording on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R2q9EfnBA4M

February 2022

Feb
16

Native Orchid Restoration

This event has ended
Wednesday, February 16th, 2022
to (Central Time)
Online/Virtual

Public Welcome Family Friendly Will be Recorded Chapter Meeting Program/Speaker Presentation

Presented by Melissa Curran, Environmentalist and  Botanist  at Stantec Consulting Services. Watch the recording on YouTube. Video starts with a 10 minute chapter meeting followed by Melissa's orchid presentation. https://youtu.be/iRSD5gDul-Q

March 2022

Mar
16

Invasion of the Jumping Worms with Brad Herrick (Virtual)

This event has ended
Wednesday, March 16th, 2022
to (Central Time)

Join us on Zoom as we explore important importation about the jumping worm invasion. Brad Herrick is Ecologist and Research Program Manager at UW Arboretum in Madison, Wisconsin.

Brad joined the Arboretum staff in 2007. He is a plant ecologist and particularly enjoys spending time in wetlands, prairies, and oak savannas. His research interests include plant community ecology, jumping worm biology and ecology, and environmental monitoring. He feels lucky and humbled to work alongside and learn from passionate and dedicated colleagues. His favorite Arboretum moments are the unexpected encounters: watching a coyote trot through Longenecker Horticultural Gardens, listening to a Great Horned Owl call in the Lost City Forest, or silently watching a red-headed woodpecker dance around a snag looking for a meal. (Source: UW Arboretum)

Note: Will will start with a brief chapter meeting. Brad will speak at 6:45. A Zoom link will be sent to all chapter members prior to the event.

April 2022

Apr
20

Shrubs - The Forgotten Layer with Danielle Bell (virtual)

This event has ended
Wednesday, April 20th, 2022
to (Central Time)

Join us as we explore what is often the forgotten layer of our wild landscapes. Shrubs are an essential member of our native ecosystems providing food, shelter and other benefits. Danielle Bell is owner of Native Roots where ecological landscape designs start with the roots! Danielle's name may be familiar. Not only is she a member of the Menomonee River Area chapter, she is one of the designers of the hugely popular Wild Ones' garden designs. Find the Milwaukee plans here

This program will most likely be conducted over Zoom. A link will be sent by email to chapter members of record a few days before the event. 

May 2022

May
21

Spring Time at Chiwaukee Prairie (Tour and Lunch)

This event has ended
Saturday, May 21st, 2022
to (Central Time)
Chiwaukee Prairie, 116th Street and 85th Street, Pleasant Praire, WI, 53158 Map

We'll tour the Chiwaukee Prairie near Kenosha, Wisconsin, that socialize over a BYOB (bag) lunch. Time is tentative but expected to be around 10:00 AM. https://dnr.wi.gov/topic/lands/naturalareas/index.asp?SNA=54 Specific meetup location to be posted before event.

June 2022

Jun
1

Annual Native Plant Sale - Johnson's Nursery

This event has ended
to (Central Time)
Johnson's Nursery, W180N6275 Marcy Road, Menomonee Falls, WI, 53051 Map

Wild Ones members of any chapter receive 40% off container grown native plants during the month June. Come off since the selection changes daily with new plants brought to replace those purchased the day before! This sale is our biggest fundraiser since Johnson's donates a portion of all sales to the chapter.  Thank you Johnson's Nursery in Menomonee Falls! (Check their web-site for hours of operation.)

Jun
15

Tour of Willowbrook Conservancy

This event has ended
Wednesday, June 15th, 2022
to (Central Time)
Willowbrook Conservancy, N46 W28737 Willowbrook Court, Hartland, WI, 53029 Map

Tour one of Waukesha County's latest conservation efforts located in Hartland, Wisconsin.  Michelle Bonness and Shane Morris will guide us through the wide variety of flora and fauna in the area. Specific meetup details to be emailed to members just before the event.

July 2022

Jul
20

Native Garden Tour - Carroll University (final date TBD)

This event has ended
Wednesday, July 20th, 2022
to (Central Time)
Carroll University, 100 N East Ave, Waukesha, WI, 53186 Map

Over 175 years ago, Carroll University (formerly Carroll College) became Wisconsin's first institution of higher education. A pioneer then and now, Carroll recently created several new campus gardens that highlight native plants. Join us for a casual walk through campus as we meet with one of the landscapers responsible for this transformation. (Note: Date is tentative and will be confirmed closer to the date.)

Though we have every intent to conduct this in-person event, chapter leadership reserves the right to adjust plans due to the prevailing pandemic trends.

August 2022

Aug
17

Tour of Fox Hills Prairies

This event has ended
Wednesday, August 17th, 2022
to (Central Time)

Tour of Fox Hills Prairies by Jaron Cook, The Cedar Lakes Conservation Foundation. https://www.conservecedarlakes.org Details to be distributed to members before the event. For details on Fox Hills, click here.

September 2022

Sep
10

Insects and Monarch Butterfly Tagging @ Catholic Ecology Center

This event has ended
Saturday, September 10th, 2022
to (Central Time)
Catholic Ecology Center, W1468 County Road NN, Neosha, WI, 53059 Map

This event can't be missed! Join Joe Meyer at the Catholic Ecology Center in Neosha, WI. The center consists of nearly 60 acres of diverse habitats including prairies, forests, a river, a creek, a pond, and organic gardening areas. We'll start with a 30-40 minute introduction on insects, monarch ecology and the how/why of tagging. Then we'll catch, tag, and release monarch before they head south!
 
After the program and tagging, members are welcome to hike the trails and explore the property which includes an organic farm with greenhouse, chickens/bees, pond, creek, boardwalk, river and several miles of trails.

October 2022

Oct
22

Native Seed Harvesting Workshop Members Only

This event has ended
Saturday, October 22nd, 2022
to (Central Time)
Member Yard, To be shared later, Sussex, WI, 52089 Map

Members Only Chapter Meeting

Learn how to harvest native seeds at member's backyard prairie in Sussex. Learn from experienced members in proper collection and propagation techniques. At least a dozen species will be available for harvest! (Directions will be emailed to members of record one week before the event.)

November 2022

Nov
19

Annual Chapter Meeting and Seed Exchange Members Only

This event has ended
Saturday, November 19th, 2022
to (Central Time)
Pewaukee Public Library Community Room

Members Only Free Event Chapter Meeting Chapter Social Seed/Plant Swap Wheelchair Accessible Public Restroom Free Public Parking Drinking Fountains

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.)

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
01/19/2022
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

02/16/2022
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Native Orchid Restoration presented by Melissa Curran 

Presentation on YouTube

03/16/2022
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Invasive Jumping Worms: The Impact of a New Soil Invader presented by Bradley Herrick (Zoom)
04/20/2022
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Shrubs: The Forgotten Layer presented by Danielle Bell (Zoom)
05/21/2022
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
06/15/2021
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Tour of Willowbrook Convservancy in Hartland with Michelle Bonness and Shane Morrise
07/20/2022
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Native Gardens Tour at Carroll University (Date to be confirmed closer to event)
08/17/2022
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Fox Hills Prairies @ Tour by Jaron Cook, The Cedar Lakes Conservation Foundation
9/10/2021
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Monarch Butterfly Tagging @ Catholic Ecology Center with Joe Meyer.
10/22/2021
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Seed Harvesting and Member Yard Tour with Carolyn Larkin. (Member only. Watch email for invitation and details.)
11/19/2022 
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.)