Tuesday, November 15, 2016

6:30 pm-7:00 pm | Social
7:00 pm-8:45 pm | Program
Wood Lake Nature Center
6710 Lake Shore Dr S, Richfield, MN 55423
All meetings are free and open to the public.

Annual Meeting and Potluck 
Where the Wild Ones Have Gone:
A Potluck Travelogue

Come tour spectacular native landscapes with Wild Ones members who will share beautiful photographs and experiences from their recent travels! 

In March 2016, Roz Johnson spent two weeks working at the Hakalau Forest National Wildlife Refuge on the Big Island, Hawai'i. The 38,000 acre refuge contains stands of native montane rain forest and several species of endangered birds. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service staff and volunteers are working hard to restore native habitat as much was lost to cattle grazing, destruction by feral pigs, and the planting of alien grasses and shrubs.

Jo Ann Musumeci visited the 161,000 acre Croatan National Forest on the coastal plain of North Carolina, southwest of the Outer Banks. It is a longleaf pine savanna forest that includes swamps (pocosins - bogs), a portion of the White Oak River, and salt marsh, creating multiple habitats for a variety of plants (including pitcher plants) and wildlife (including the endangered red-cockaded woodpecker) 

Landscape Architect Kathleen O'Connell will speak about her expedition to see muskox, autumn colors and aurora in the Nunavik Quebec, where she fell in love with the tundra plants in this subarctic area..

And bring a dish to share at our annual potluck dinner!