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Wild Ones National & Chapter Forum – October 2019

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National & Chapter Forum  October 2019  Download PDF 2019-10 National Chapter Forum INTRODUCTION  Happy Halloween! Neenah, WI is getting its first snowfall of the season this week. All week. Supposedly it won’t stick. I hope not, because my snow tires are still in my shed. Most of the prairie has gone to seed, although we have… Read more »

October 2019 Program Recap

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October Program Recap by Joyce Tuharsky Native Plantings for Winter Birds Presented by Melanie Manion No one is more enthusiastic than Melanie Manion when it comes to using native plants to feed birds during the winter. Melanie, Natural Resources Manager of Ottawa County Parks, says she is a bit lazy when it comes to filling and keeping… Read more »

September Program Recap

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September Program Recap Soil Amendments – Beyond Compost  Presented by Tom Wilkinson, author Tom Wilkinson was concerned that too much organic material was being sent to landfills. He began composting the organic material from his household waste and then improved his compost with red worms, creating a vermicomposting system. He sold his vermicompost at the… Read more »

National & Chapter Forum

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National & Chapter Forum  August 2019  Download the 2019-08 National Chapter Forum INTRODUCTION  Somehow August has flown by, and here at the WILD Center, Monarchs are dining on Blazing Star Liatris, Sweet Brown-Eyed Susan, and Joe Pye Weed to fuel up for their journey south. It’s a beautiful time of year to enjoy natural landscaping,… Read more »

May 2019 program recap

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May 20, 2019 Program Recap Spring Ephemerals Through an Artist’s Eyes By Ruth Oldenburg It was an enjoyable evening with the talented artist Georgia Donovan at the Izaak Walton League lodge and grounds. Georgia talked about a “different way of seeing” nature. She explained it as seeing through a child’s eyes or as a meditation…. 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 »