Support Wild Ones by Shopping AmazonSmile during Prime Days!

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It’s Amazon Prime Days Tuesday, Oct. 13th through Thursday, Oct. 15th and AmazonSmile will make a donation to Wild Ones when you shop during Prime Days. Just use this link to do your shopping!

There are super deals on lots of items. Plus, you’ll be supporting the Wild Ones mission with every purchase when you start your Amazon shopping here.

When you shop through the AmazonSmile program, Amazon gives a percentage of every purchase to qualifying charities like Wild Ones. It’s a great time to purchase holiday gifts, a little something for yourself and help support Wild Ones at the same time!

Not using AmazonSmile for your online Amazon purchases yet? It’s easy to sign up!
Click here to designate Wild Ones as the nonprofit you want to support.

Thanks to customers starting their shopping through AmazonSmile, Amazon has donated over $100 million to charities around the world. Support Wild Ones by shopping at Amazon today!

Annual Member Meeting Recording Available

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The Wild Ones Annual Member Meeting was held virtually last Saturday, September 19th. If you didn’t get a chance to join us live, a video recording of the meeting is available now on the Member’s website. Meet the Wild Ones Board of Directors and staff, preview the new professionally designed residential native garden plans funded by the Stanley Smith Horticultural Trust grant, and learn how Wild Ones is growing.

Wild Ones is Seeking Executive Director

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The Executive Director is the leader and primary representative of the organization, responsible for accomplishing the Wild Ones’ mission through management of staff, national programs, fundraising, chapter and membership development, and partnerships with other organizations. Reports to the Board of Directors through the Board President. Hours negotiable.

The executive director may be based at the national headquarters in Neenah, Wisconsin, or may be remotely based.

For the full job description, click here.



Free Webinar! Humane Gardener: Nurturing a Home Wildlife Habitat

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Don’t miss this upcoming free webinar hosted by Wild Ones’ Tennessee Valley Chapter. The Humane Gardener: Nurturing a Home Wildlife Habitat will take place on Monday, September 14 6:00pm EST. Register now!

Why do we call some insects “beneficial” while others are “pests”? Why are some plants considered “desirable” while others are “weeds”? In this myth-busting talk, learn how common growing methods divide the natural world into false dichotomies and perpetuate misconceptions about the wild species living among us. Discover practical ways to put humane gardening philosophies into action by protecting wildlife nurseries, eliminating unintended hazards, nurturing plants that provide food and shelter, and humanely resolving conflicts with mammals and other commonly misunderstood creatures.

By intentionally offering some areas of your landscape to wildlife and gently protecting others, you can replace resistance with coexistence—and watch as your garden grows into a refuge for you and all your wild neighbors.

Nancy is a columnist for All Animals magazine and is the founder of Humane Gardener, an outreach initiative dedicated to cultivating compassion for all creatures great and small through animal-friendly, environmentally sensitive landscaping methods.

Photo Contest Now Open

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Calling all Wild Ones photographers! Share the beauty of native plants and scenery by entering the 2020 Wild Ones Photo Contest. The contest, open to Wild Ones members only, has the following categories: Flora , Scenery, Pollinators, Natural Landscaping, Wild Ones Projects and Photos by Kids.

Youth are eligible! Do you have a child/teen under 18 who’s a great photographer? They have their own “Photos by Kids” category because they have their own, very unique perspective on the world around us.

It’s easy. You can enter photos that have been taken within the last 3 years, so this could be as simple as looking through your digital photo files, reading the contest guidelines and filling out an entry form.

Recognition. There are cash prizes for 1st place winners and bragging rights if your photos win 2nd or 3rd place.

Your photos will also grace the Wild Ones website, publications and other literature (credited to you, of course).

What it’s all about. By submitting photos, you will be inspiring others through the beauty of native plants and supporting the Wild Ones mission by educating the public about environmentally sound landscaping practices.

You’re not a photographer but are a photo appreciator? You can participate by voting for your favorite photo among entrants! After the initial voting, members will be able to view the entries online on the members‐only website and vote for the People’s Choice Award.

Entries must be submitted by Sunday, November 1st, 2020.