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


NO EVENT SCHEDULED FOR DECEMBER

OUR NEXT EVENT IS: 

January 8, 2019  Tuesday at 10:30am

Blue Ridge Wild Ones EVENT

DVD viewing of “Bringing Nature Home” by Doug Tallamy

LOCATION:  TBA

No RSVP required.

Regards, Donna Stekli, Blue Ridge Wild Ones Secretary
 gardener@astarz.com

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

Blue Ridge Chapter of Wild Ones

 

OUR LAST EVENT WAS: 

November 11, 2018

Blue Ridge Wild Ones EVENT 

Annual Seed and Book Swap!

LOCATION:  Cacapon State Park, Nature Center, Berkeley Springs WV

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(6 miles south of Berkeley Springs WV, off Rt 522: (818 Cacapon Lodge Dr, Berkeley Springs, WV 25411)) 

Everyone had a good time! Seeds & books for the *Seed Swap* (with book swap). This was at the Cacapon State Park Nature Center in Berkeley Springs WV! We also discussed our plans for beautifying the Nature Center… Phase I has commenced !

Light refreshments & snacks will be on hand.

No RSVP was required.