POP-UP NATIVE PLANT SALE!

JUNE 10, 2017 SATURDAY

11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Welna II Hardware, on the boulevard
2201 E Franklin, Minneapolis 

SUMMER TOURS ARE BACK!

Twin Cities Wild Ones

Native Plant Garden Tours 



JUNE 17, 2017 SATURDAY


10:00 am 
Donna’s House, Front and back
4341 Bryant Ave S, Minneapolis 
click here for map

Cabin retreat in the city, includes patio, woods, sunny meadow, food production in containers integrating into sunny meadow..

DESIGN BY TRUE NATURE DESIGN ROXANNE STUHRRoxanne is a certified member of the Minnesota Landscape and Nursery Association, member of Wild Ones / Sierra club


11:15 am 
Sandra’s House, Front and Back
4604 Aldrich Ave S, Minneapolis
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Sandra will talk about her native yard in transition (below). She has native trees and shrubs in a tiny back yard (river birch, pagoda dogwood, white snowberry, glossy black chokeberry and bush honeysuckle.) Two rain gardens and boulevard garden in front.  Sandra is a member of Twin Cities Wild Ones and Master Naturalist. 



June 28, 2017 WEDNESDAY


4:00-5:00 pm   
TOUR STORM WATER PARK and LEARNING CENTER
Mississippi Watershed Management Organization
2522 Marshall Street NE, Minneapolis
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We will learn about the living laboratory on the Mississippi cooled by geothermal and powered by solar.    
Meet at 3:45 in learning center 5-8 free canoe rides on river. 

For more information on native plant garden tours, please call Jan Coleman (612) 804-2086 or Jim Coleman (612) 804-1307

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Special thanks to everyone who participated in our annual native plant sale!

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In remembrance of extraordinary Wild Ones member and Nokomis Naturescape Gardeneer KRIS MARTINKA, who passed away on May 24th and will be missed greatly by us all. 






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Next Meeting: Tuesday, September 19, 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.

CONSERVATION STRATEGIES FOR NATIVE 'BIG WOODS' FOREST PLANT COMMUNITIES


Dr. Lee E. Frelich

Director, The University of Minnesota Center for Forest Ecology  

Empty understory in Partch Woods Scientific and Natural Area.


Understory plant communities in Big Woods (maple, basswood and oak) forests were historically lush with high species richness. In recent decades, these plant communities have become highly degraded by high deer populations, invasive earthworms and invasive plants. Slow growth rates of native plants due to low light levels in even-aged forests and lack of seed sources are further complications. Although some species probably cannot tolerate the presence of European earthworms and may require special conservation strategies, restoration of lush native plant communities is possible and strategies for doing so will be discussed.