MAY PROGRAM RECAP By Linda Shuster, WORC Member Cultivating our Schoolyards as Habitat to Grow Scholars Who Will Become Stewards Presented via Zoom May 17 by Sally Triant, Grow Wise Learning Sally began by noting that children need nature; however, children today are spending less time in nature than previous generations. The Children and Nature […] Continue reading "May Program Recap"
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"
The Politics of Planting Natives: How One Village Went Wild Part 2 of 2 By Darcy Dye, Wild Ones Member Photos by David Dye The Story of the Adopt a Garden Program in Spring Lake Continues To read part 1 click here. 6. Creating a Working Plan Each summer brings its own share of “complications,” things […] Continue reading "The Politics of Planting Natives: How One Village Went Wild -Part 2"
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 […] Continue reading "Native Plants Lite Class a Success!"