Welcome to the Blue Ridge Chapter of Wild Ones

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 KuenneckeBoard-Hope Redmond.

Email: gardener@astarz.com


March 13, 2018, Tuesday:  10:30am

Blue Ridge Wild Ones Seminar….

Intro to Native Plants, Intro to Bees, Butterflies & Hummingbirds!

Location: Blue Ridge Community And Technical College (The Pines or the Old Hospital)

at the WVU Extension Office (new location!), 74A War Memorial Trail, Berkeley Springs WV 25411 (see directions below)

Free program; expected to last about 2hrs. Snacks will be served.

Regards, Donna Stekli – Blue Ridge Wild Ones Secretary

We are on FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/BRwildones/

Blue Ridge Chapter of Wild Ones

DIRECTIONS to WVU Extension Office: Set your GPS for:  109 War Memorial Dr, Berkeley Springs, WV 25411 (which is the Blue Ridge Technical College in B. Springs (aka: Pines, aka: old hospital)). When you get to the location, drive past the main front door, past the entrance to the  Morgan County Health Dept (which is to the right of the main entrance). Follow the single road to the right which will take you around to the side of 109 War Memorial bldg. You will pass a recessed door on the left that goes to the Health Dept. The very next door (not recessed, it is flush with the bldg wall) is the back entrance to where the seminar will be. Look for our “Wild Ones” signage there.  You will also see a water tower on the right. Park & enter thru that door with the displayed “Wild Ones” sign. When you go to leave after the seminar, the road is one way, so follow it around to the front which will return you to 109 War Memorial Drive & Fairfax Street.

OUR NEXT EVENT after March is April 10, 2018 Tues at 10:30am: 

A meeting at Blandy (Virginia Arboretum) near Winchester VA. We will plan a walk in the gardens if the weather is good.

See our CALENDAR page up above for a complete list of activities!

We are on FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/BRwildones/

Blue Ridge Chapter of Wild Ones