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March 2024

Mar
9

Master Gardener's workshop

Saturday, March 9th, 2024
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St. Olaf College, 1520 St Olaf Ave, Northfield, MN, 55057 Map

Public Welcome Wheelchair Accessible Public Restroom Free Public Parking Drinking Fountains

We will be hosting a table for the Master Gardener's event

Mar
14

Native Seeds: Tips for collecting, cleaning and storing - Nancy Schumacher

Thursday, March 14th, 2024
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Public Welcome Program/Speaker Presentation Wheelchair Accessible Public Restroom Free Public Parking Drinking Fountains

Nancy, an expert at all aspects of native plants will present on harvesting, cleaning and storing native seeds.

Mar
19

"Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants" with Robin Wall Kimmerer

Hosted by Wild Ones National
Tuesday, March 19th, 2024
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Online and in person at Reeve Union, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, 748 Algoma Blvd, Oshkosh, WI, 54901 Map
Live Stream Available

Public Welcome Limited Access Recording Paid Event Program/Speaker Presentation Wheelchair Accessible Public Restroom Free Public Parking Drinking Fountains Assistive Hearing

This will be a paid event for both in-person and remote viewing. Virtual registrants will receive a link to watch Dr. Kimmerer's talk live as well as a link to the recording. The recording will only be available for a limited time. 

Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants
Ecological restoration can be understood as an act of reciprocity, in return for the gifts of the earth. This talk explores the ecological and ethical imperatives of healing the damage we have inflicted on our land and waters. We trace the evolution of restoration philosophy and practice and consider how integration of indigenous knowledge can expand our understanding of restoration from the biophysical to the biocultural. Reciprocal restoration includes not only healing the land but our relationship to land. In healing the land, we are healing ourselves.

Wild Ones is excited to cohost this event with the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh's Earth Week 2024 and the Wild Ones Fox Valley Chapter. 

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April 2024

Apr
11

Annual anniversary dinner - Fireside in Dennison Members Only

Thursday, April 11th, 2024
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Fireside Lounge, Dennison, MN, 55018 Map

Members Only Chapter Social Wheelchair Accessible Public Restroom Free Public Parking Drinking Fountains

Our anniversary dinner social

Apr
25

Spring Ephemeral Tour of River Terrace SNA

Thursday, April 25th, 2024
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River Terrace SNA, Cannon Falls, MN, 55009 Map

Public Welcome Free Event Group Tour Free Public Parking

This event time, date and location may change due to the spring season and weather.  We will tour the SNA to see spring ephemerals in bloom.

May 2024

May
18

Native Plant Sale - led by Nancy Schumacher

Saturday, May 18th, 2024
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Emmaus Church, Northfield, MN, 712 Linden St N, Northfield, MN, 55057 Map

Public Welcome Free Event Seed/Plant Sale Wheelchair Accessible Free Public Parking

Nancy will be leading our 2024 annual Native Plant Sale.  It will be held in the parking lot of the Emmaus Church of Northfield.  Plants will be grown from seed by either Nancy (Professional grower) or purchased from South Cedar GH of Farmington.  Great opportunity to purchase beautiful native plants and learn more about them from experts.

June 2024

Jun
23

Field day on insect signs and tracking -Eric Vehe

Sunday, June 23rd, 2024
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Emmaus Church, Northfield, MN, 712 Linden St N, Northfield, MN, 55057 Map

Public Welcome Free Event Program/Speaker Presentation Free Public Parking

We will meet at the Emmaus church then carpool to the location for the tour.  This workshop will be hosted with the Cannon River Valley Master Naturalists

July 2024

Jul
11

Tour Scott and Kathy Regenscheid native gardens

Thursday, July 11th, 2024
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The Regenscheid's place, MN Map

Public Welcome Home Garden Tour Free Public Parking

Scott and Kathy will show us their beautiful native gardens they have established on their property.  They have multiple gardens and beautiful views of the lake and surrounding wetlands.  The address will be provided to participants.

Jul
21

Native Garden Tours - Northfield

Sunday, July 21st, 2024
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Emmaus Church, Northfield, MN, 712 Linden St N, Northfield, MN, 55057 Map

Public Welcome Home Garden Tour Free Public Parking

We will meet at the Emmaus church and carpool for the tour to see native gardens in Northfield, including Pat Johnson's.

August 2024

Aug
8

Mud Creek WMA tour

Thursday, August 8th, 2024
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Public Welcome Free Event Group Tour Nature Walk/Hike Free Public Parking

Mud Creak WMA has a beautiful restored prairie full of gentians, compass plants, cup flowers, some leadplant, monarda… 

There is a rocky road down to a boardwalk up to the mud lake that is accessible except for very wet times.  The road is very walkable but rough.  The trail is about 3/4 of a mile long.  If possible we will provide rides down the trail for those who don't wish to walk.

(near I35 & Hwy19)

Aug
22

Prairie Moon Tour

Thursday, August 22nd, 2024
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Prairie Moon Nursery, Winona, MN, 55987 Map

Public Welcome Free Event Free Public Parking

We will tour the Prairie Moon Nursery and see their production of native plants.  The tour starts at 2pm, but our carpools will leave Northfield by noon to get there in time.  If enough people signup, we may take a bus.

The date and time may change as their tour schedules aren't created yet.

September 2024

Sep
12

Dr. Dick Huston's Restored Prairie Tour

Thursday, September 12th, 2024
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Richard Huston's prairie, Faribault, MN, 55021 Map

Public Welcome Free Event Group Tour Nature Walk/Hike Free Public Parking

Dick started a major prairie restoration in 1999.  He now has a beautiful mature prairie that he works hard to maintain.  We will carpool from the Emmaus church in Northfield.

October 2024

Oct
10

Mn terrestrial Invasives Plants -MN Dept of Ag Invasive Species Program.

Thursday, October 10th, 2024
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Emmaus Church, Northfield, MN, 712 Linden St N, Northfield, MN, 55057 Map

Public Welcome Free Event Program/Speaker Presentation Wheelchair Accessible Public Restroom Free Public Parking

Mn terrestrial invasives: Terrestrial plants -MN Dept of Ag Invasive Species Program. 

Breanna Wheeler Chair, Terrestrial Invasive Species Funding Subcommittee DNR Natural Heritage Advisory Committee and fellow Wild Ones SE MN Prairie Partner member will present on Minnesota terrestrial invasive plants.  Breanna is very knowledgeable and an excellent speaker.  Should be very informative and interesting!

November 2024

Nov
14

Annual chapter meeting, Native Seed Share event and appetizer potluck, plus a Presentation on Native Plants and their importance to Wildlife

Thursday, November 14th, 2024
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Emmaus Church, Northfield, MN, 712 Linden St N, Northfield, MN, 55057 Map

Public Welcome Free Event Chapter Meeting Program/Speaker Presentation Wheelchair Accessible Public Restroom Free Public Parking

We will start with our native seed share event and appetizer potluck, then do a brief annual meeting with member's only voting for 2025 officers   At 7pm, we will statt the presentation:  DNR Native plants and their importance to wildlife by Shelley Gorham, Assistant Area Wildlife Manager, MN DNR - Wildlife, Owatonna Area

December 2024

Dec
12

Annual end of year luncheon Members Only

Thursday, December 12th, 2024
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Buntrock Commons, St. Olaf college campus, Northfield, MN, 55057 Map

Members Only Chapter Social Wheelchair Accessible Public Restroom Free Public Parking Drinking Fountains

Members are invited to come and socialize and enjoy good conversation, food and fun as we celebrate 2024 and look forward to 2025.  Always a great time and excellent way to get to know other members.