Wild Ones is a not-for-profit environmental education and advocacy organization promoting environmentally sound landscaping practices to preserve biodiversity through the preservation, restoration and establishment of native plant communities.
Tiger Swallowtail on Button Bush
We meet the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 7:00 pm at Fenner Nature Center, 2020 E. Mount Hope Ave., Lansing, MI 48910 unless otherwise noted. (No meeting in December.) The Center is located on the south east corner of Mount Hope Ave. and Aurelius Road, see map at right.
All meetings and field trips are open to the public. We always welcome interested individuals to join us in learning more about Michigan's rich diversity of native plants, and the wildlife that depend on them. Refreshments are usually served.
In the summer months we visit outdoor locations instead of meeting indoors. See our upcoming events on the Wild Ones Red Cedar Chapter Events page!
What Made Those Tracks?
Photo by Owen Massey McKnight
Ever wonder which animals made the tracks you see after a fresh snowfall? Even city dwellers can get a wide variety of interesting wildlife visiting their bird feeders and native plantings. Follow this link for a guide to help identify which animals those track belong to... Guide to Animal Tracks
New Weapon Against Buckthorn
Buckthorn Baggie from
University of Wisconsin–Madison engineering senior Matthew Hamilton invented a new way to keep invasive Buckthorn trees from resprouting after they have been cut--without the use of herbicides! A Buckthorn Baggie placed over the cut stump deprives the plant of light and eventually kills it. Learn more from this University of Wisconsin news article or by visiting the website.