ONLINE February Program

Wednesday February 16th - 7 pm

Brooklyn Bridge Park Lessons (so far!) in Constructed Ecology

​Hosted by Wild Ones Prairie Edge, Big River Big Woods and Twin Cities Chapters


Brooklyn Bridge Park, an 85-acre, organic park in the middle of New York City, was created with ecology in mind. The Park’s award winning piers host top notch recreation, from opera to outdoor films, all of it beautifully designed. But the piers also contain native woodlands, freshwater wetlands, salt marshes, and numerous meadows. These areas closely mimic native ecosystems and are managed with an emphasis on wildlife habitat. 

This talk will detail many of the strategies employed to design an ecological park, as well as the management techniques used to cultivate biodiverse parkland. If we can do it, so can you.

Rebecca McMackin is an ecologically obsessed horticulturist and garden designer. By day, she is the Director of Horticulture at Brooklyn Bridge Park, where she manages 85 acres of diverse parkland organically and with an eye towards habitat creation for birds, butterflies, and soil microorganisms. In her imaginary free time, Rebecca writes about landscape management and pollination ecology, as well as designs the occasional garden. Her writing has been published by the New York Times, the Ecological Landscape Alliance, and the Landscape Institute. 

This event is free and open to the public but registration is required. 

Photos © Rebecca McMackin



January 18th Program now on March 15th

Building habitat, building community: 

Three inspiring stories of local habitat projects (and the leaders who launched them)



Ava J T McKnight | Altlawns of Richfield and Bloomington

Sara Nelson | Corcoran Pollinator Project

Daniel Schultz | Greater Longfellow Community Wildlife Habitat


Karen “Ren” Graham, Education Committee 

More details to come!

And please join us for a Seed Sowing event on February 5th:


And we are proud to announce the latest issue of 

Wild Ones Reflections!

Read, Learn, Share, Enjoy!