Posts By: Wild Ones River City Chapter

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 WORCC 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 »

Native Plants and Our Changing Planet

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Native Plants and Our Changing Planet A recap of Wild Ones River City Chapter’s Oct 15, 2018 program COMPILED BY RUTH OLDENBURG A group of interested folks gathered to hear a presentations by Meredith Zettlemoyer and Susan Magnoli, both Doctoral students at Michigan State University’s W. K. Kellogg Biological Station. Jen Lau at the Lau… Read more »

Restoring Biodiversity to Home Landscapes

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Restoring Biodiversity to Home Landscapes With Ranger Steve Mueller of Ody Brook Nature Sanctuary, Cedar Springs BY WORC MEMBER AMANDA WELSH On Monday, September 17, ecologist and “butterfly guy” Ranger Steve Mueller addressed the crowd with simple but impactful ways to increase biodiversity and create our own backyard sanctuaries.   A local treasure, Steve shared… Read more »

Life in the Garden with Native Plants

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Life in the Garden with Native Plants BY MARTI MACARTHUR, WORC VICE PRESIDENT Published in the Sept-Oct edition of Eastown Access How is your garden growing this year? Are you seeing a variety of bees and butterflies coming to your flowers and lingering as they seek the nectar and pollen they need for their survival? Are you… Read more »