Learn more about protecting Pollinators, Pets, Children and more from harmful Pesticides/Herbicides

Pollinator Week 2022 is June 20-26 There are many ways to celebrate:  We have put together a resource page about common pesticides/herbicides and better alternatives to using these chemicals. Check out the information here: Information about Pesticide and IPM alternatives Continue reading "Learn more about protecting Pollinators, Pets, Children and more from harmful Pesticides/Herbicides"

Past Programs

Past Events December –  No events for the Chapter this month… Looking for a meaningful gift to give this holiday season? Wild Ones membership will show the special people in your life you care about them AND the environment! It’s a gift that let’s you share with others the benefits and importance of landscaping with […] Continue reading "Past Programs"

NOWO May Speaker Series – Lessons Learned Introducing Biodiversity

Lessons Learned – Introducing Biodiversity Presenter: Dan Badgley, Retired Manager,  E. L. Johnson Nature Center (JNC) Learn about the trials and triumphs of changing from a sheep pasture to a jewel of a nature center.  Dan managed JNC for 40 years and has extensive knowledge of establishing native landscape with knowledge of value for individual […] Continue reading "NOWO May Speaker Series – Lessons Learned Introducing Biodiversity"

NOWO – April Speaker Series: Pollinators

Getting to Know Michigan Pollinators Presenter: Valerie Malaney, North Oakland Wild Ones/MSU Pollinator Champion & Conservation Steward How many pollinators can you name that are native to Michigan?  This speaker series will introduce you to the numerous pollinators that you might find in your yard or local nature area.  The session will take an in-depth […] Continue reading "NOWO – April Speaker Series: Pollinators"

Virtual Symposium: Inviting Biodiversity into Our Gardens

Western Reserve Land Conservancy of Ohio recently hosted this virtual symposium, consisting of 5 sessions with 3 speakers each. There is something for everyone in this Symposium – the last session with the Caterpillar Lab could be great to watch with kids! Inviting Biodiversity into Our Gardens – Virtual Symposium – Western Reserve Land Conservancy […] Continue reading "Virtual Symposium: Inviting Biodiversity into Our Gardens"

Seminar: “Maintaining & Restoring Native Plant Gardens”

Maintaining & Restoring Native Plant Gardens with Vern Stephens Did you miss this webinar with one of Michigan’s Native Plant Growers, Vern Stephens of Designs by Nature? You can watch the recording here Watch on YouTube  Be sure to check out Vern’s presentation slides by clicking here.  This event is not sponsored by NOWO, but we […] Continue reading "Seminar: “Maintaining & Restoring Native Plant Gardens”"

March Speaker Series: Scott Tiegs, Ph.D.

Jumping Worms in Michigan:  Impacts, Identification, and Prevention Wednesday, March 16, at 7 pm on ZOOM  Virtual Program (starts at 7:30 PM):  Scott Tiegs, Ph.D., Ecologist and Professor of Biological Sciences at Oakland University. Invasive jumping worms have been found in a number of areas in Michigan. They are much more destructive to habitat and ecosystems […] Continue reading "March Speaker Series: Scott Tiegs, Ph.D."

Oakland Conservation District Spring Tree Sale – Preorder Now

WHEN: Pre-order now through April 13; Pick up Saturday, May 7, 10am-2pm WHERE: Pickup location at 1702 Scott Lake Rd. Waterford, MI 48328 behind the Waterpark.   It’s time to order trees & shrubs! The 2022 selection of bareroot are available at discounted rates.   Plants includes a wide variety of evergreens, hardwoods, and shrubs. […] Continue reading "Oakland Conservation District Spring Tree Sale – Preorder Now"