Currently 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 bimonthly 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:
May 11 + 12, 2018 FRI & SAT
Blue Ridge Wild Ones EVENT – Morgan County WV Master Gardener’s Plant Fair ….
We will have a table at this event with a few booklets for sale. C’mon out & buy some native plants!
Regards, Donna Stekli – Blue Ridge Wild Ones Secretary
We are on FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/BRwildones/
Blue Ridge Chapter of Wild Ones
OUR LAST EVENT WAS:
April 10, 2018, Tuesday: 10:30am
Blue Ridge Wild Ones Gathering ….
A meeting at Blandy (Virginia Arboretum) near Winchester VA. We swapped seed catalogs & stories, then went for a walk on the Native Plant Trail. A good time was had by all!