Posts By: Wild Ones River City Chapter

June 17, 2019 Program Recap

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JUNE 17, 2019 PROGRAM RECAP by Ruth Oldenburg, Communication Chair If We Build It They Will Come: Research Results on Prairie Management Presented by Dr. Rob Keys, Professor of Science, Cornerstone University It was an overcast evening, and 16 Wild Ones members made the hour drive to the Pierce Cedar Creek Institute near Hastings. Enthusiasm… Read more »

A Tale of Two Poppies

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A Tale of Two Poppies Compiled by Joyce Tuharsky Rarely do you find two plants that look so much alike, with similar names, but have such different management concerns. That is the case with two plants commonly known as Celandine. The Celandine Poppy (Stylophorum diphyllum), also known as the Wood Poppy, is one of our… Read more »

Native Plants Lite Class a Success!

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By Marty MacCleery, Education Committee Chair In early 2019, the president of the Wild Ones River City Board, Marty A, proclaimed that it was time to implement a Native Plants program for new members, however, simple the first program may be! No more talk… just action!  The Education Committee chose an evening in spring for the… Read more »

“Sustaining Soil Communities” Recap

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“Sustaining Soil Communities” a presentation by Mike Klug Wild Ones River City Chapter – Monday, April 15, 2019 Written by Nancy Bedell Mike was employed by Michigan State University at the W. K. Kellogg Biological Station between Kalamazoo and Battle Creek for his entire career. As a result, he has studied soil because he worked right… Read more »

March 2019 Program Recap

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March Meeting Recap Compiled by Ruth Oldenburg   From the Field: Reflections on the Importance of Public Land Presented by Jesse Lincoln, Michigan Natural Resources Inventory (MNFI) Wild Ones and guests were treated to a presentation by Jesse Lincoln, an ecologist from MNFI on March 18. Jesse reflected on his 3 year old son, “How… Read more »

February 2019 Program Recap

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FEBRUARY 18, 2019 PROGRAM RECAP —by Ruth Oldenburg Trends in Native Plant Production: Reflections on the past, present and future use of native plants in the landscape  Presented by Bill Schneider, owner, Wildtype Native Plant Nursery The Wild Ones River City Chapter members and guests were treated to a very interesting presentation by Bill Schneider… Read more »

A Message from your WORC Board

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A Very Happy New Wild One’s Year to Members and Friends,  Here’s what your Board has been up to recently: Last fall, we invited a planning consultant, Todd Johnson, to help us better understand the needs and desires of our members and prioritize our work. Over two detailed planning sessions, we identified several activities we… Read more »