Dates to put on your calendar:
Native Plant Panel
November 16 at 7:00
(Johnson Nature Center, 3325 Franklin Rd, Bloomfield Hills)
Door open 6:45 PM, PROGRAM at 7:30 PM – Panel Discussion on All Things Native Landscapes
How to start a Native Plant Garden and what to put in it. Sounds simple enough, and the best option is often just digging in. But if you have some questions about this topic we’d like to offer you some answers. North Oakland Wild Ones (NOWO) is part of a national native plant group. At our next meeting we will feature a panel discussion to try to answer questions for you. Our board consists of some very knowledgeable native plant enthusiasts who would be happy to do some research for questions sent to us prior to our meeting or answer questions impromptu. [email protected]
or through contact us page
October 19 at 7:00
Door open 6:45 PM, PROGRAM at 7:30 PM – ‘Plant This – Not That’
(Beauty AND Biodiversity – Native Plant Alternatives for Urban Landscapes) by Valerie Malaney.
Valerie Malaney is passionate about using native plants and sustainable garden practices in urban environments to extend habitat connections vital to “Green Corridors”. Valerie has a Master’s in Resource and Ecology Management from U of M and is also an MSU Conservation Steward, Pollinator Champion and Board Member of the North Oakland Wild Ones. She has been incorporating native plants into her yard for 20+ years with over 150+ native Michigan species. We are losing biodiversity at an unsustainable rate! Plant choices matter! She believes we can make a difference whether it is with a single pot of plants, acres of restoration, or somewhere in-between.
November Meeting Nov 23 – Panel Discussion on Gardening with Native Plants
Introduction to the Wonderful World of Moths
Join us for the next Chicago Living Corridors webinar on November 17 at 7:00 pm.
Mark your calendar for the next Chicago Living Corridors webinar. Thursday, November 17, at 7:00 pm.
Introduction to the Wonderful World of Moths.
Our presenter will be Lisa Maier
Many people think of moths as the lesser, dingy-looking cousins of butterflies. Moths are not only beautiful with thousands of different species to look for, but they also play extremely important roles in our ecosystems as pollinators and as food for other animals. Moth enthusiast Lisa Maier will introduce us to the wonderful world of moths, how to find them, how attract them to your yard and the import roles they play in the environment.
Lisa has always been a nature lover but developed a passion for moths from her love of birds and native plants and how they are all dependent on each other. She is currently Vice President of McHenry County Audubon Society, is a mentor for the Wildflower Propagation and Preservation Committee’s Natural Garden In Your Yard program and does wildlife monitoring for McHenry County Conservation District, Illinois Department of Natural Resources, and Bird Conservation Network. Lisa has found nearly 80 species of moths in her yard and has searched for moths as far away as Central America.
Register at: https://balibrary.librarycalendar.com/event/wonderful-world-moths
Saturday 11/12 at 8:30am: Elmwood Cemetery Bird & History Walk
Leaders: Detroit Audubon & Elmwood Cemetery Foundation
Join us for one in a series of walks to explore the birds and history of this beautiful 86-acre cemetery which is among the top “must-see” historic sites in Detroit. This event is great for new birders! To register early, click here
North Oakland Wild Ones (NOWO), Chapter of Wild Ones Native Plants
2023 NOWO Grant Program
Applications are being accepted for native plant project proposals
November 1, 2022 – February 1, 2023
More Info Here
There are many other native plant sales locally.
Check them out
_____________________________________Matthaei Botanical Gardens
Native Plant Sale August 20 – August 21
In-person sales 10:00am-8:00pm Saturday, 10:00am-4:30pm Sunday
1800 N. Dixboro Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48105 United States + Google Map
You can find the pre-order form here: https://rochesterpollinators.org/
FALL 2022 NATIVE PLANT PREORDER Open Now
You will need to pick up your plants from us at the Downtown Rochester Farmers’ Market, either
Sept 10 & 17
Blue Heron Headwaters Land Conservancy
September 10 10am – 4pm
Native Plant Sale
Click here for plant list!
Neiman’s Family Market Lot, Clarkston MI
SATURDAY Sept 10 AT 10 AM – 4 PM
Native Plant Sale
180 Adams St, Plymouth, MI 48170-1210, United States
Saturday, Oct. 1st:
BLOW OUT SALE ! !
Sunday, Oct. 2nd:
BLOW OUT SALE ! !
Wildtype Native Plant Nursery
Thursday August 25 and Friday August 26 from 9AM to 4PM.
No appointment is needed on Saturday August 27.
Scheduling for the August public sale days will open August 11 at 9:00 AM through our website, wildtypeplants.com.
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
September 21 at 7:00 (Wednesday)
E. L. Johnson Nature Center, 3325 Franklin Road, Bloomfield Hills, MI
Are you thinking about planting a garden to help the environment? One option to accomplish this goal is a Rain Garden. Its’ purpose is to slow the flow of water to allow absorption and filtration. When planted with native plants it helps sustain our native pollinators. North Oakland Wild Ones (NOWO) is offering a program to help plan a Rain Garden. Kaleigh Snoddy, Director of Education and Stewardship for the Clinton River Watershed Council (CRWC) will speak on “Rain Gardens and Rain Barrels”. The inclusion of rain barrels in the program is very timely considering our lack of rain. Presentation is open to the public
September 25 at 2:00 PM (Sunday)
Native Garden Walk around Rochester
NOWO is also offering an opportunity to see some native gardens. Rochester Pollinators currently has native gardens in the Rochester area. Sunday, September 25 at 2:00
Meet in the University and East Street parking lot. We will walk 4 blocks south to the Rochester Fire Station garden, back past the parking lot and 1 block north to the Rochester Hills Public Library. We can drive or walk to the Rochester Park garden, parking in the Pine Street lot. Other gardens may be available. “Experts” will be on hand and it is free and open to all
. For information on Rochester Pollinators see RochesterPollinators.org
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 – 10AM t0 2PM (Clarkston Area) Member walk of Native Gardens used in Residential Landscapes – More Info to come out via email to members (Event is free, but members only) JOIN NOW
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)
June 15, 2022 7:oo – 8:00 PM E. L. Johnson Nature Center (JNC)
Lessons Learned – Introducing Biodiversity
Presenter: Dan Badgley, Retired Manager,
Walk of the JNC to see the restoration work in person
(This will be outdoors so plan for mosquito protection and the weather)
Lessons Learned –
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)
2022 NOWO Native Plant Sale
Sale is now OVER
Thanks for buying native plants supporting biodiversity and the little things that run the world!
We still have a few plants left and you can inquire using our email at [email protected]
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.