Update # 141 September 2016

Coming events:

Saturday September 17 @ 9:00 am to noon (or any fraction of that time):

Plant Rescue at Crossroads

Half of the flowering field on the left (looking at learning center entrance) will be bulldozed for parking project. The plan is for rescuers to plant some in a new place and to take some home. Your favorite tool may come in handy. Plants of concern are cone flowers, Joe Pye Weed, showy Black-eyed  Susans and other sun and water loving plants. We will be joined by Master Gardeners and Friends of Crossroads. Many of the rescued plants originate from seeds collected by Wild Ones.

Saturday October 1 @ 9:30: Easy plant identification walk

along the Landing Road at Potawatomi State Park. Meet at the Boat Landing parking lot. State Park vehicle admission sticker is required. The site features a wide variety of shrubs, trees, forbs and fall blooming plants. Public is invited

Saturday October 8 @5:00 pm: Annual Meeting at Crossroads

Including business meeting, showing of “Hometown Habitat” movie and potluck social. Details will follow. Start collecting wildflower seeds to exchange and to donate to Crossroads for an area recently cleared of invasives!

Recommended Reading: The current issue of the Wild Ones Journal is online with some good features. The pdf version is easy to read. Links from the features and from the advertisers work well. Go to:  http://www.wildones.org/download/Journal/2016JournalAugSeptOct/2016Vol29No4%20Journal.pdf

Wild Ones: Native Plants, Natural Landscapes promotes environmentally sound practices to encourage biodiversity through the preservation, restoration and establishment of native plant communities. Wild Ones is a not-for-profit, environmental, educational and advocacy organization.