Next Meeting: Tuesday, May 16, 2017

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.

BACKYARD PHENOLOGY:

Tracking Nature's Cycles and Seasons in a Changing Climate
Dr. Rebecca Montgomery 


Dr. Montgomery, professor in the University of Minnesota’s Forest Resources department, explores how nature’s calendar tells us about changes in the environment due to climate change. Her field research on phenology of Midwest trees and herbs will be shared, inviting participation in observing phenology as part of a new art/science collaborative. 

Join us for a spring walk at Wood Lake Nature Center from 5:45-6:30!


REMINDER: 
Tuesday, May 16th is the last day to place your order for our 2017 Native Plant Sale!!!

You can submit your order and payment at the meeting tonight at Wood Lake Nature Center (6:30-8:30 pm),
or drop it off today at Welna II Hardware, 2201 E. Franklin, Minneapolis between 8 am and 6:45 pm today, Tuesday May 16th.

Check out the beautiful and purposeful collections we have put together for this year, including a brand new butterfly host collection, butterfly food plants, boulevard, prairie, and woodland flats. We are also offering individual favorites, including native forbs, grasses, ferns, and shrubs. Click here for the order form.


Be sure to stop by for even more Native Plants donated by Wild Ones members, available at the plant sale Pick-Up:
Sunday, May 21, 2017, 
from noon until 3 pm
4009 Minnehaha Ave S, Minneapolis
(next to Visual Expressions)

If you cannot make the scheduled pickup, please call our message center at 612-293-3833 or send an email to our sale coordinator, Marilyndjones@gmail.com.


Also see the 2017 Native Plant Sale page for the growing selection of native plant signs to identify and educate with your native plant garden! They will be available for sale at the May meeting, as well as at the pick up site for our Native Plant sale.

If you will be donating native plants from your garden for the 2017 plant sale, please label each pot with both the common and Latin names, or email Holley Wlodarczyk with that information by Saturday, May 20th.

And... in case you missed the fun and informative April Table Topics meeting, you can catch up on some of the vital information shared just in time for spring planting!

Vicki Bonk: Attracting Pollinators to Your Yard Using Native Plants and Spring and Fall Habitat Garden Care for Pollinator Conservation 
Nathalie Shanstrom: Converting Lawns to Native Plant Landscapes: Basic Steps
More coming soon!