The Blue Ridge chapter is the only chapter of Wild Ones in the Mid-Atlantic! Starting in June 2016, we are meeting in various locations to accommodate our membership. We usually meet on the second Tuesday of each month at 10:30am. Guests are welcome.
Wild Ones members help and learn from each other – beginners and experienced members alike – about identifying native and invasive plants, adding native plants to existing landscapes, protecting threatened species, creating habitat for pollinators, and a lot more. You see, the native birds, bugs & wildlife can’t eat & live off of plants from exotic areas – they need native plants.
We think that a home landscape can be more interesting than a lawnmower slowly circling every weekend and want to learn about restoration of more natural landscapes at our homes. We also hope to influence others to consider natural landscapes at public buildings and commercial properties. If you use a lawn service or put chemicals on your lawn to make it more appealing, consider the damage these chemicals can do over time to your health, your children’s and pet’s health.
Members plan monthly educational chapter meetings, field trips, presentations by experts in the field of native plants and natural landscaping. Chapters are supported by the national organization and each member receives handbooks related to natural landscaping along with a quarterly publication, the Wild Ones Journal.
Active participation by members is encouraged and ideas for group projects are welcome.
Our Board Members: President-Dixie Mullineaux, VP-Joyce Morningstar, Secretary-Donna Stekli, Treasurer-Barbara Kuennecke, Board-Hope Redmond.
OUR NEXT EVENT IS:
November 12, 2019, Tuesday at 10:30am
SUBJECT: Seed Swap with Book & Magazine Swap
All are welcomed to attend. Cacapon State Park Nature Center, Berkeley Springs WV. Any seeds you have to bring are fine: flowers, fruits, natives, herbs, veggies, tree seeds …. bring baggies, envelopes, paper bags and markers! A fun time will be had by all!
This is open to the public. Any questions? Contact Donna at the email below.
LOCATION: Cacapon State Park Nature Center, 9520 Valley Rd (Route 522), Berkeley Springs WV 25411
Donna Stekli, Blue Ridge Wild Ones Secretary
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Wild Ones Blue Ridge Chapter
OUR LAST EVENT WAS:
October 8, 2019, Tuesday at 10:30am
SUBJECT: Planting Natives in the Fall by Joyce Morningstar