Posts Categorized: Education

Wild Ones Native Plant Butterfly Garden Certification

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Is your native plant garden bursting with blooms and attracting butterflies? Your garden is full of native plant blooms and making the perfect habitat for beautiful butterflies. You’re a great supporter of the environment. It’s time to be recognized for your hard work and certify your garden as an official Wild Ones Native Plant Butterfly… Read more »

2019 International Monarch Monitoring Blitz

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Photo: Courtesy of Monarch Joint Venture 2019 International Monarch Monitoring Blitz Join hundreds of volunteers in Canada, Mexico and the United States from July 27 to August 4. Be part of the 2019 International Monarch Monitoring Blitz to help conserve the monarch butterfly. You can help monarch experts gain more information to understand the distribution of… Read more »

H.R. 1572 addresses the importance of native plants

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H.R. 1572: The Botany Bill The importance of native plants is gaining national attention! H.R. 1572, the “Botany Bill”, is going before the House of Representatives Natural Resources Public Lands Subcommittee Thursday morning, July 18. Overall, this legislation emphasizes the importance of protecting native plants and ecosystems. This sounds familiar Work on the Botany Bill… Read more »

Growing native plants in containers – does it work?

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Native plants are tough. Don’t we invoke that phrase repeatedly as we promote the advantages of natural landscaping? The Green Bay Chapter had a unique opportunity to test that phrase during the summer of 2010, when they filled 11 large containers with native plants. This article is reprinted from the Wild Ones July/August 2011 Journal. Read more:

Simple ways to prevent birds from colliding with your windows.

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View of WILD Center taken from the prairie.

Tape on Windows: Applying tape to your windows is an effective way to tell birds that the space does not provide passage to wherever they want to go. There are simple ways to prevent birds from colliding with your windows. Studies show that bird collisions with windows are frequently fatal as one in two collisions… Read more »

Native Plant Seeds

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Rain garden in front of WILD Center

Are Native Plant Seeds from the WILD Center Right for Me?  Wild Ones members recently received information about native plant seeds available in exchange for a freewill donation. The national office and local volunteers collected these seeds to generate funds to cover operating expenses such as copier paper, stamps, and electricity. Our goal is to… Read more »