Thank you for being a Wild Ones supporter! Your generosity makes a difference in the health of the environment every day.
You have probably heard of Doug Tallamy. He has spent the last three decades studying the relationship between native plants and insects. We are fortunate that Tallamy is a Wild Ones Lifetime Honorary Director. If you have heard him speak or read any of his books, you know native plants and insects need each other to survive. You also know those same insects and plants are the basis of the entire food web– supporting wildlife from hummingbirds to hedgehogs to humans.
Insects Need Your Help!
Thomas Wood, research associate at Michigan State University, studied bumblebees in Michigan. Half of the most common native bumblebees declined by at least 50% in the last 20 years.
We can’t wait another 20 years to act.
Our world is changing rapidly, and it’s easy to think there’s not much one person can do. But Wild Ones members know there is a lot they can do. We know the native plants we put in our yards, church gardens, schools, parks, migration corridors, and everywhere else hold the key to a better future.
The importance of native plants to life on earth cannot be overstated. Yet, many people still don’t understand that using pesticide-treated seeds, putting weed killer on their lawns, and removing every leaf in fall is killing the insects needed to sustain life.
We Can’t Stop Now
Wild Ones’ mission is to educate people across the country about the importance of native plants and natural practices to reduce the effects of climate change and support pollinators, beneficial insects, and the environment. More people need to hear the message. Wild Ones can’t spread the word without YOU.
With your help, we are branching into new areas. In the past year, new chapters were established in Arkansas, Maryland, and Massachusetts, and membership grew by 16%.
Your support creates native habitat across the country by helping us reach out to more people, educate decision makers, and build a stronger movement. Every contribution makes a difference!
How to Support the Mission
There are two ways you can donate:
- Online at wildones.org
- By check to Wild Ones, 2285 Butte des Morts Beach Rd, Neenah WI 54956
You can grow your donation if your company matches charitable giving. Each year, many people double or even triple their contributions this way. Ask your HR department for more information.
Thank you in advance for your support. You are helping provide a better future for the next generation!