Carl Bahneman

Treasurer - Board of Directors

"Do it over and over again until it becomes part of who you are." -Anonymous

Joined Wild Ones: March 18th, 2018
Board Term: 2023-2026
Serves on:
Contact Wild Ones: [email protected]
Chapter: Wild Ones Menomonee River Area (WI) Chapter
Favorite Native Plant: Kentucky coffeetrees (Gymnocladus dioicus)

Carl recently retired from 30+ years in the financial services industry and received his master's certificate in nonprofit administration. Carl learned everything he knows about plants, flowers and trees from his wife, Sue, who is a Master Gardener. This year was the first time they had beehives in the prairie, and they are looking forward to some good honey. 

What inspired you to become involved with Wild Ones:
When my wife and I bought our current home, we intended to downsize, but we were immediately excited about the half-acre prairie. The sellers had nurtured the prairie and had been involved in their local Wild Ones chapter. We felt obligated to carry on the legacy that they had started. We still send the previous owners pictures every season and ask questions about things we find on the prairie. The previous owners even wrote a poem about the joy the prairie had provided them and had a copy framed for my wife and I to be a constant reminder about how the prairie brought us all together and provided years of joy.

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