Videos and Film Library

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Go Beyond Beauty: For wildlife, clean waters, & beautiful gardens
Presented by Shelly Stusick, Northwest Michigan Invasive Species Network

Go Beyond Beauty Resources document pdf

Education Committee recommended Program Enhancement video: Cultivating awareness: Ornamental plants invading natural areas

Cultivating our Schoolyards as Habitat to Grow Scholars Who Will Become Stewards (5/17/21)
Presented by Sally Triant, Grow Wise Learning

Anchor Document_ Cultivating Our Schoolyards as Habitats pdf

Native Garden Design (4/19/21)
Presented by Amy Heilman, Owner, The Living Garden and Rebecca Marquardt, Owner, Revery

Native Garden Design – April 2021 Program References pdf

For the Birds: Fostering Backyard Habitats to Attract Birds (3/15/21)
Presented by Curtis Dykstra, Naturalist, Ottawa County Parks, Michigan

Curtis Dykstra’s Resource PDF

Botanical Quest: Documenting Michigan’s Rare Native Flora Through Photography (2/15/21)
Presented by Craig Elston, Naturalist and Photographer

Feb 2021 Program Botanical Quest References

Birds, Insects, Native Plants and Much More! (3/16/21)
Presented by Martha MacCleery, Wild Ones River City Education Chair

Helpful online links to support the Birds, Insects, and Native Plants Webinar

Green Infrastructure 101  (6/15/21)
Presented by Kelly Goward, Environmental Program Manager, Macatawa Area Coordinating Council

Green Infrastructure 101 powerpoint slides pdf

Rain Garden at Parkside Elementary School in Rockford, MI  (6/15/21)
Presented by Jamie Vaughan, Trout Unlimited

Ever Wondered Where the Rain Goes?

Wild Ones Presents Natures Best Hope
Presented by Doug Tallamy

Educational Films for Members

Our chapter has a library of informative films on DVD that are available for members to borrow.

To borrow a film email: [email protected]

Urban & Suburban MeadowsBringing Meadowscaping to Big and Small Spaces (DVD) – This film offers interviews by several experts in meadow and prairie establishment. Learn about design, site prep., planting and maintenance of these lawn alternatives.

Jens Jensen – The Living Green (DVD) – The history of how this famous Landscape Architect and pioneering conservationist used nature as his model and came to be known as the “Dean of the American Style” of garden design.

America’s Lost Landscape -Tall Grass Prairies (DVD) – This visually beautiful film explores the history of how our country’s Tallgrass Prairie disappeared in the early part of this century and outlines the efforts being taken to help restore this special ecosystem.

Toward Harmony with Nature (DVD) – Dr. Doug Tallamy, a popular national speaker on the importance of native plants and their connection to the food chain and author of Bringing Nature Home, lectures on “The Value of Having Native Plants in Our Yards” and “Creating Healthy, Biodiverse Neighborhood Corridors.”

Gardening For LifeSharing Our Yards With Creatures Great & Small (DVD) – Dr. Doug Tallamy lecture filmed at Kalamazoo Nature Center during a gardening for nature workshop held in 2008. A panel discussion follows the presentation.

Wild About Wildflowers (DVD) – This video was produced by National Wild Ones Center and provides information and advice on how to get started and maintain a native wildflower garden.