Online Program - Tuesday, September 15th - Ron Bowen of Prairie Restorations

Next Meeting: Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at 7 pm

We are pleased to present our fall programs online, however, we will be limited to 100 participants for each presentation. Please email Holley (holleywlod@comcast.netfor information on how to register. Thank you!

Lessons Learned from 40 Years of Repairing the Earth by Restoring with Native Vegetation

Ron Bowen, Prairie Restorations

PRI Founder Ron Bowen
Back in 1977 when Ron Bowen founded Prairie Restorations, restoring land using regionally native vegetation was rare—especially in urban and suburban landscapes.  Not only were native plants and seed hard to come by, so was finding staff who were well acquainted with the individual “personalities” of native plants as well as native plant communities.  Over 40 years later, Ron has built “the longest operating full-service ecological restoration company in the United States.”  

Throughout the decades, he has helped restore thousands of acres of prairies, woodlands, shorelines, wetlands, home landscapes, and solar sites—always with an eye to providing habitat for wildlife.  Join us for a photographic journey of Ron’s projects over the years; hear his stories and learn about his experiences striving to create habitat that welcomes a diversity of insect life as well as other wildlife.

Pollinator Summit Webinar Series

University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

Wild Ones Twin Cities is pleased to endorse the Pollinator Summit Webinar Series, happening ONLINE on Monday, September 14- Thursday, September 17, 2020

Join us for 1 or more days of in-depth, research-based sessions to protect precious Minnesota pollinators! 

Register at and for continual updates, visit the Pollinator Summit Series Facebook Page. 

And be sure to check in on our own Jessica Miller of Dragons Wynd, who did a facebook live video on location at Bachmans Thursday August 20, 2020. Her presentation was on 'Flowers with Action!' As you transition your landscape from late summer into early fall, you may be noticing some gaps in your garden that could use a few flowers. Why not choose plants that will give you a feast for the eyes and give your pollinator friends a feast of their own? Please check it out here.

The next facebook video live event at Bachman's With Dragons Wynd will be September 24th at Noon. The topic is Trees and how great they are for pollinators and hundreds of caterpillar species.

The third facebook video live event will be October 15th at Noon. The subject will be over wintering and landscape thoughts for insects.