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 below.
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 under the Calendar of Events tab!
Signs of Spring
Skunk Cabbage flowers
by Chad Fust
In March, look for Skunk Cabbage flowers to appear in moist woodlands and at the edge of wetlands. The plant is able to produce heat in order to push itself through the frozen ground.
The Birds are Back in Town
The first Red-wing Blackbirds were heard singing in South Lansing on March 18, 2015. These birds migrate to the Southern United States and Mexico for the winter and are just now returning to stake out a breeding territory.
Hear their song and learn more here.