September 2020 Program Recap A PLEASANT EVENING AT WITTENBACH WEGE CENTER Masked Wild Ones and friends gathered for our first in–person meeting since February. The weather was perfect to be outside on the back deck to listen to Courtney Cheers, the Wittenbach Wege Center (WWC) director. Courtney was introduced by Rebecca Marquardt, one of the […] Continue reading "A PLEASANT EVENING AT WITTENBACH WEGE CENTER"
May 2020 Program: Plants & Ecology of Aman Park Since this Spring is different for us, we wanted to find a new (and safe) way to learn about the unique ecosystems that are found at Aman Park. Members of the Program Committee and botanist Bill Martinus did a walking tour of a portion of […] Continue reading "Plants & Ecology of Aman Park"
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 […] Continue reading "October 2019 Program Recap"
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 […] Continue reading "September Program Recap"
August 19, 2019 Program Recap Restoring Native Habitat in an Urban Setting Presented by Justin Heslinga, Stewardship Director, Land Conservancy of West Michigan It was a warm August evening when Wild Ones River City Chapter members and friends met at The Highlands on Leonard St NW, Grand Rapids. There was a great turnout of 60 […] Continue reading "August 19, 2019 Program Recap "