Mid-Mitten Chapter will be meeting generally at the Chippewa Nature Center in Midland. Dates and times of meetings will vary. Please go to Mid-Mitten Chapter Calendarwebpages for further information.
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May 11, 2015 (Mon)
Invasive Species Control and Walk at Averill Preserves Wild Ones members (and friends) are invited to explore the Little Forks Conservancy's invasive species management at the Averill Preserve in Sanford, Michigan at 6:30 p.m.; we will look at control technologies as well as some of the Conservancy's native planting area. For several years the Conservancy's volunteers have been tackling autumn olive and spotted knapweed among other non-native plants. Directions: Averill Preserves. East Saginaw Road, Sanford, MI 48657. From Midland, take North Saginaw Road towards Sanford. Follow North Saginaw Road approximately 5 miles to Wackerly Road. Turn left onto Wackerly Road. The Averill Preserve is immediately on the left
May 29, 2015 (Fri)
Chippewa Nature Center Native Plant Sale, May 29-31 Mid-Mitten Chapter members will be assisting and will have a display booth
Jun 08, 2015 (Mon)
Conservation@Home Program Introduction - Certifying Your Land and Gardens.
Andrea Foster from The Little Forks Conservancy will be presenting their new program, Conservation@Home. The program is a home certification that you earn by having the fundamentals of Water Conservation, Yard Management, Invasive Control, Native Plant Use, and Wildlife Habitats present in your yards. Andrea will detail the benefits of the program, and will be available afterwards to schedule free visits to your property.
This meeting will be open to the public. It will be held at the Chippewa Nature Centerís Visitor Center, 400 S. Badour Rd, Midland, MI from 6:30-8:00 pm
Jul 11, 2015 (Sat)
Michigan State University Horticulture Garden: The Judith A. DeLapa Perennial Garden The collections and displays are always evolving in the Judith DeLapa Perennial Gardens in Lansing. In 2010 MSU installed a large bed the Director dubbed "Nearly Native", since most of the plants are true Michigan natives, or cultivars derived from true native species. In 2011, with the help and design of local designer, Dan Crow, they installed a large bed. The rest of the beds display the constantly changing textures, colors and moods of landscape perennials. This event will be held at Clarence E. Lewis Landscape Arboretum, South Campus of MSU, Bogue Street and Service Road, East Lansing, MI 48823. Time to be announced.
Aug 10, 2015 (Mon)
Mt. Pleasant Area Native Plant Garden Walk: 3 Schools and a Museum Mid-Mitten Wild Ones member, Mike LeValley, has recently certified two schoolyard habitats through Wild Ones as Native Plant Butterfly Gardens: http//www.wildones, org/learn/wild-for-monarchs/wild-ones-butterfly-garden-recognition-program/. This is a fairly new certification program, but surprisingly these were only the 27th and 28th gardens in the country to be certified. Certifying provides a lovely sign to display and your cost for certifying the garden goes to Wild Ones. Mike will guide us to each of the gardens in Mt. Pleasant where we can see how incorporating native plant gardens into public areas increases public awareness of the beauty and usefulness of pollinator habitats. We will meet at 6 pm at the first garden located at Mt. Pleasant Discovery Museum, 5093 East Remus Rd. in Mt. Pleasant. This event is open to the public./B>
Sep 14, 2015 (Mon)
The Value of Trees: A Tree Walk with Martha Holzheuer We will walk with Martha in a yet to be determined area, to learn about our native Michigan trees. In addition to their beauty, we will learn about the many ways trees contribute to our world, including how trees sequester carbon. Details will follow
Oct 12, 2015 (Mon)
Plant and Seed Exchange at member Janet Sage's Home. Bring your own native plants and/or seeds to exchange with other Wild Ones members at Janet's home located in Freeland. In addition to a potluck meal and exchange of seeds and plants we will explore Jan's landscape transformation to more native plants. 5:30 pm potluck and seed exchange 6:30 pm. For address and directions please contact Jan at firstname.lastname@example.org
Nov 09, 2015 (Mon)
Potluck, Annual Meeting and Election of 2016 Officers, Chippewa Nature Center ,Midland. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. to get ready. Potluck begins at 6 p.m. in classroom 3. Annual meeting begins at 7 p.m. with reports and photos of 2015 activities. old business election of officers, and ideas for next year's programs.