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2024 Prairie Fest – July 27th

Redeemer United Church of Christ is hosting a FREE community event to celebrate the beauty of Redeemer UCC’s natural prairie. The four-acre prairie and six flowerbed gardens contain over 50 varieties of native plants and grasses. With all plants being native to Wisconsin, one can imagine what this area would have looked like to Native Americans and […] Continue reading "2024 Prairie Fest – July 27th"

Sustainable Landscaping

We all know that planting native plants, reducing chemical use and replacing turfgrass are the best ways to help protect and restore biodiversity and nurture wildlife on our properties. Here are a few more steps you can take in your yard to help the natural world.  Your yard can make a difference! Reduce landscape lighting as […] Continue reading "Sustainable Landscaping"

Free Webinar: The Pollination of Native Plants – 6/18

Presented by Heather Holm, The Pollination of Native Plants is a fascinating journey showcasing the development of different flower types and the presentation of floral resources to pollinators. Exploring the types of insect pollinators, their foraging behavior, and the floral features that attract pollinators, Holm provides many specific examples of how native plants are pollinated and what […] Continue reading "Free Webinar: The Pollination of Native Plants – 6/18"

Need Design Inspiration?  Visit Some Local Gardens!

Summer is a great time of year to visit local native/pollinator gardens to see a wide variety of sustainable landscape designs.  In the Milwaukee area, there are plenty of gardens for inspiration. Some of the spaces are all native plantings; while others incorporate natives into more traditional landscapes.  Here are a few spaces that we […] Continue reading "Need Design Inspiration?  Visit Some Local Gardens!"

Johnson’s Nursery Plant Sale

All active Wild Ones members receive 40% off Wisconsin native plants in containers the entire month of June at the Johnson’s Nursery Native Plant Sale!   Johnson’s has a great selection of native trees, shrubs, grasses and perennials.  See the public inventory for availability and sizes. In order to get the discount, you will need to show them your current membership card.  We are not […] Continue reading "Johnson’s Nursery Plant Sale"

Spring Plant Sales

Help out local nature centers and conservation organizations by buying native plants! Sales are in-person or online sales — or both. Pre-order Only Sales Elm Grove Beautification Committee – Early Spring Woodland Plant Sale – Flats only / Presale only through April 13, 2024 with pick-up and payment on April 20, 2024   Milwaukee Metropolitan […] Continue reading "Spring Plant Sales"

MRA Wild Ones Arbor Day Events

MRA Wild Ones will have a table at a few area Earth Day Celebrations, stop by our booth and say hello! Elm Grove Earth Care Fair & Special Events, Elm Grove Village Park, April 27, 11am – 2pm, 31 informational booths, food trucks, kids activities and more.   Mequon Arbor Day Event, River Barn Park, […] Continue reading "MRA Wild Ones Arbor Day Events"