Spring Native Plant Resource Fair


TUESDAY | APRIL 18,  2023

Open to the Public 

6:00 to 8:00 pm | Resource Fair

6:30 to 7:15 pm | Guided Tour

Wood Lake Nature Center, Richfield MN

Wild Ones' Spring Native Plant Resource Fair

April is a great time to reinvigorate your gardening season plans! Wild Ones Twin Cities has invited professional native plant landscape designers and other experienced Wild Ones members to offer tips and answer questions on native plant habitat gardening. Information will be available on plant selection, garden site care, landscape design, climate resilience and flora fauna associations. We will also have our popular native plants signs for sale,* along with books and other native plant merchandise. 

In addition to resources available indoors, at 6:30, attendees are invited to join naturalists Aaron McGuire and Dave Crawford. Trees will be in full bloom, some may even be leafing out, and if the sun is shining we may be graced with a visit from a Mourning Cloak butterfly. 

Drop in for a few minutes, go for a walk, or stay for awhile to visit with all the experts! 

Event is free and open to public. Parking may be limited, suggest carpooling if you plan to attend with a group. 

Exhibitor Tables include:

Pollinators of Native Plants with Heather Holm 

At Home with Nature with Leslie Pilgrim 

Pasque Ecological Design with Nathalie Shanstrom 

ReWild Native Gardens with Andy Scott & Associates 

Shape Your Garden with Susan Van Baerle/Bush Lake Izaak Walton League 

Dragon Wynd with Jessica Miller

Garden Variety Art with Holley Wlodarczyk 

Native Plants & Climate Action with Ginny Halloran and Cass Markovich

Chapter Plant Sale Information featuring Prairie Edge and Landscape Revival 

Plus: Wild Ones Twin Cities Genius Table, outreach materials and Nokomis Naturescape stewardship projects.

* If you would like to pre-order native plants signs and pick them up during this event, please fill out this order form and email it to us by Monday, April 17th.  All sales are cash or check.  Thank you!

This event is hosted by our chapter. We are inviting members to help with room set-up and staffing info tables. View volunteer opportunities and sign up HERE.




Wild Ones Twin Cities has opted not to offer a plant sale this spring. Please consider supporting native plant sales offered Big River Big Woods, Prairie Edge or SE Minnesota chapters. There are also three open native plant markets, including City of Burnsville and St Paul Audubon Society's Landscape Revival (two dates).


TUESDAY | MAY 16, 2023

6:30 Social | 7:00 Announcements and Program at Wood Lake Nature Center

A to Z on Sourcing Minnesota Native Plants

Chapter led program will include tips on how to select and where to purchase native plants. Will also offer hands on demonstration on how and when to transplant winter sown seedlings.


SATURDAY | MAY 27, 2023

11:00 am to 12:30 | Plus travel time and possible lunch after

Guided Tour of Habitats: Saint John's Boardwalk Loop

Stephen Saupe and Brian Johnson will be our guides. Watch for more information on chapter website. Registration will open soon, must be a current Wild Ones member to attend.


A second members only tour is being planned in West St Paul.

Please email Julia if you would be willing to help coordinate these exclusive member only events. Coordinator be responsible for making carpool arrangements. 


Miss our March Program?

Watch Elaine R Anderson's "A Natural Harmony" here 

and be sure to check out Elaine's Feng Shui resources!