NOWO Upcoming Events – August

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Happy 4th of July!

We are on Holiday for the month of July and will not have a member meeting.

August Dates to put on your calendar:

August 6-7  Noon – 5PM NOWO will be at the Detroit Zoo Green Fest with Rochester Pollinators, Free with Zoo Admission GreenFest: Embrace Your Green Journey – Detroit Zoo

Aug 13 – Member walk of Native Gardens  – More Info to come out via email to members (Event is free, but members only)

Aug 27  10AM 0 12 PM– NOWO will be at the West Bloomfield, Marshbank Park, Pollinator festival – admission is free Pollinator Festival – West Bloomfield Parks (wbparks.org)

Upcoming Native Plant Sales 2022- Detroit Area

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There are many other native plant sales locally. 

Check them out

Encore NOWO Native Plant Sale

June 12, 2022  10AM-1PM,

Green Lake Clubhouse, 6480 Alden Dr, West Bloomfield, MI 48324

Rochester Pollinators

Our Spring Native Plant Sale is now LIVE! You can find the pre-order form here: https://rochesterpollinators.org/

You will need to pick up your plants from us at the Downtown Rochester Farmers’ Market, either June 11th or 18th, between 8am-1pm.

We will give you a FREE Milkweed plant with your order!

 

Blue Heron Headwaters Land Conservancy

Rochester Garden Club.

Pre-order your plants via https://tinyurl.com/yaj9kjb8

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East Michigan Native Plants, LLC (eastmichnatives.com)  Mobile Sales

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NOWO May Speaker Series – Lessons Learned Introducing Biodiversity

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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 gardeners to conservation managers.  The June meeting will be a follow-up walk illustrating the changes.  

 

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Location: E. L. Johnson Nature Center,

3325 Franklin Road, Bloomfield Hills, MI

Doors open at 6:30 PM EST

Member Updates at 7:00 PM EST

Program starts at 7:30 PM EST

 

Note that our programs are open to the public free of charge, but if you are a member of Wild Ones, part of your membership fee returns to the local chapter and helps pay for our programs. Your membership affirms your own commitment to ecological landscaping practices.

NON-MEMBERS: We hope you become a member of Wild Ones with North Oakland as your local chapter. (wildones.org)

Ann Arbor WildOnes Meeting May 11

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Ann Arbor WildOnes Meeting May 11, 2022

Learn about Invasive Plants

Steve Parrish of the Master Eradicator/Controller at MBG/NA

Time: 6:45 pm – 8:30 pm
Location:  MATTHAEI BOTANICAL GARDENS, AUDITORIUM
1800 N. Dixboro Rd.
Ann Arbor, MI
 
This event is not sponsored by NOWO, but we wanted to share events happening in the area with a similar mission.

Earth Day Action Request: Buying Bee Safe Plants

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When you go to a nursery to buy plants for your landscape this year, do you know if they have been treated with insecticides that may actually kill the bees, butterflies, and birds that you wanted to attract to you yard.  While there has been an outcry that neonics should not be used by the Big Box Store companies and they are heading the demand to stop using.   Many plants by law are required to be treated with a pesticide if they are crossing state borders to prevent the spread of noxious/invasive pests.  

It’s important that the nurseries hear that we are interested in pesticide free plants being sold, particularly native plants.  You can participate in an Earth Day Action sponsored by Xerces Society to learn more about Buying Bee-Safe Plants.  Take an additional action step to sign-up to go to your local nursey and talk to the plant manager about their IPM (integrated pest management) practices and share why it is important that you purchase pesticide free plants.  You can also share with them the information about Offering Bee-Safe Nursery Plants: A Guide for Nurseries

Learn more on the topic here: Bee-Safe Nursery Plants | Xerces Society

Talk to you Nursery!  They are more motivated to sell pesticide free plants, if they hear from their customers that this is desired.

  • Ask for USDA certified organic plants and seeds,
  • Avoid plants grown with neonicotinoids and similar insecticides,
  • Shop at nurseries that practice pollinator-friendly pest management, and/or
  • Grow your own plants.

Xerces is organizing two Days of Action in 2022: Saturday April 23 and Saturday May 21. Gardeners like yourself are taking just a few minutes to ask nursery managers for plants free of pesticides that might harm pollinators. The idea is to turn out in force asking for bee-safe plants – wherever you live. Since February 2021, pollinator advocates have committed to contact their nurseries in nearly 60 cities! Join us –  we need your voices!

You can visit, call, or write to your local garden center or nursery, to ask for plants free of pesticides that could hurt pollinators. Let us know if you plan to talk to your nursery at this link.

 

This event is not sponsored by NorthOakland Wild Ones or Wild Ones National, but we wanted to share events happening in the area with a similar mission.

NOWO – April Speaker Series: Pollinators

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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 look at pollinators and beneficial insects that rely on native plants. Learn how to identify a Bumblebee from a Honeybee, as well as the many other bees and their look-a-likes.  You will also learn more about how to provide food (pollen and nectar) and habitat to support these really important Michigan pollinators!

April is Citizen Science Month and some information about using Seek & iNaturalist will also be shared 

Wednesday, April 20, 2022

Location: E. L. Johnson Nature Center,

3325 Franklin Road, Bloomfield Hills, MI

Doors open at 6:30 PM EST

Member Updates at 7:00 PM EST

Program starts at 7:30 – 8:30 PM EST

Links to Resources from Presentation

NON-MEMBERS: We hope you become a member of Wild Ones with North Oakland as your local chapter. (wildones.org) Note that our programs are open to the public free of charge, but if you are a member of Wild Ones, part of your membership fee returns to the local chapter and helps pay for our programs. Your membership affirms your own commitment to ecological landscaping practices.

National WO Webinar: Green Infrastucture

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 This series is a follow-up to Eric’s presentation in December, 2021
“Native Plants, Phytoremediation & Green Infrastructure.”
 
Each topic in this Green Infrastructure series will go more in depth on how phytoremediation (using plants to clean up soil, air, and water containing hazardous contaminants) works and cover a wider range of contaminants and native plant species.
This webinar series is free and open to the public.
Recordings of the webinars in this series will be available to the public on Wild Ones website and YouTube channel soon after the event