Next Meeting October 21, 2014

Where Have All The Flowers Gone?!
Speaker: Bonnie Harper-Lore

A song written by Pete Seeger in 1955, was recorded by The Kingston Trio, Peter, Paul and Mary, Joan Baez and so many others. In 2010, the New Statesman listed it as one of the Top 20 Political Songs. (Wiki) This was a thought on our minds in the 1970’s when Minnesota’s wildflower movement was in motion! Although no one intended to become political over it, that happened too. A lot has happened both in Minnesota and the Midwest to protect and restore native wildflowers since then. Bonnie will present a timeline filled with photos and sidebars of what she has seen happen. Lots of Minnesotans have worked hard and long to establish us as one of the leaders in the Country.

Bonnie Harper-Lore is a life-long conservationist, educator and author. 

October 21, 2014
Tuesday, 7:00 pm - 8:45 pm
(socializing and setup begins at 6:30 pm)

Next Meeting September 16, 2014

Establishing, Growing and Maintaining Native Plants in Shady Areas and on Shorelines
Speaker: Shelley Larson, Hayland Woods Native Nursery

“Nothing grows under my pine trees”  “Grass won’t grow on my shoreline” Explore the use of native plants adapted to areas that can be too shady or wet for many cultivars. Deep rooted natives can stabilize shores and fill those bare spots, provide color and texture, and offer habitat for birds, butterflies, and pollinators.

September 16, 2014
Tuesday, 7:00 pm - 8:45 pm
(socializing and setup begins at 6:30 pm)

Join Wild Ones Twin Cities at the Minneapolis Monarch Festival

Saturday September 6th
10am - 4pm

This wonderful multi-cultural celebration is set at the Nokomis Naturescape, WCTC's adopted native planting, where we play a crucial role in maintaining the demonstration gardens.
The festival will feature native plant vendors, conservation groups for monarchs, pollinators, birds, native plants as well as music, dance, art and great food! A great opportunity to stress the need for native plant habitat and to voice what everyone can do to help make a crucial difference in protecting our natural heritage and the phenomenal Monarch Migration.

Visit our booth at the celebration or volunteer. Find more information at