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!
Read our Winter 2018 Chapter Newsletter by Clicking here.
Leave Stalks Standing
Photo by Anne McCormack
Consider leaving native perennial stalks standing all winter. The seeds and overwintering insects in this stubble help provide food for our feathered friends. Plus bees use the hollow stems to raise their young. Follow this link for more information about the benefits of leaving native plant stalks standing... Stop: Don't Cut Those Plant Stalks
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