2018 Programs & Field Trips

 

Wild Ones ephemeral search 006All indoor programs are at First United Methodist Church (FUMC), 212 Park Street,  Kalamazoo unless otherwise noted.  Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for socializing and programs begin at 7:00 p.m.  Details for these and other events will be presented here closer to their date.  Non-members are always welcome!!

For a copy of our 2018 bookmark, click here.

2017 Programs and Field Trips

January 22 (Sun.) – Movie, “Hometown Habitat, Stories of Bringing Nature Home” at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, 2 p.m.

February 22 (Wed.) –”What is a Natural Community?” with Steve Keto, Natural Areas and Preserves Director, WMU

 March 22 (Wed.) “Supporting Beneficial Insects with Native Plants” – Logan Rowe, Dept. of Entomology, Michigan State University

April 26 (Wed.) –”Conservation’s Holy Grail: Achieving Ecological Restoration Through Development” with Kim Chapman, Director and Principal Ecologist, Applied Ecological Services

May 13 (Sat.) –Field Trip: MNA Black River Nature Reserve with John Bagley, Regional Stewardship Organizer for the Southwest Lower Peninsula, Michigan Nature Association.  10 a.m.-1 p.m.

May 21 (Sun.) – 25th Annual Spring Plant Exchange at Tom & Ruth’s Gardens.  1-5 p.m.

May 27 (Sat.)  4th Annual  Plant Sale  9 a.m. – 3 p.m.  at People’s Food Co-op   Support KAWO! Publicize to neighbors, family & friends!

June 17  (Sat.) – Field Trip: Tour of church and non-profit gardens  10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Aug. 5 (Sat..) –  Field Trip: Tour of study site for beneficial insects near Pullman, MI with Logan Rowe.  9 a.m.- 2 p.m.  NEW DATE

August 19 (Sat.) – Field Trip: Newaygo Prairie/Karner Blue Butterfly Sanctuary with John Bagley, Regional Stewardship Organizer for the Southwest Lower Peninsula, Michigan Nature Association. 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.

August 27 (Sun.) – Fall Plant Exchange at Ruth and Tom’s Gardens 1 – 5 p.m. 

September 27 (Wed.) – “Communities of the Kal-Haven Trail” with Sue Hodapp  6:30 pm

October 25 (Wed.) – “Artists, Bees, and Natural Communities” with Lad Hanka, Artist/Naturalist

 November 15 (Wed.) – “Having Faith in Native Gardens” Panel of gardeners supporting local church plantings and KAWO’s Annual Meeting.

Full information on the Kalamazoo Wild Ones programs for 2018 was available at the November meeting. The emphasis for the year will be on the practice of native plant gardening and natural landscaping.

January 13 2018 (Sat.)  – “Native Plant Propagation Workshop” with Steve Keto, Natural Areas and Preserves Director, WMU 9:30 am – 12:00 pm. Please note: registration is required.

January 24 (Wed.) – “Site Assessment and Preparation for Native Plantings” with Chad Hughson of Hidden Savanna Nursery

February 28 (Wed.) – “Native Plants for Shade and Savanna Conditions” with Tom Small, Co-Founder of the Kalamazoo Area Wild Ones.

March 28  (Wed.) – “Early Land Plants” with Dave Wendling, President of the SW Michigan Botanical Club

April 25 (Wed.) – “Invasive Plants on the Move – What’s New for Kalamazoo” with Nate Fuller, Stewardship Director, South West Michigan Land Conservancy.

May 5 (Sat.) – “Spring Ephemerals” field trip with Sue Hodapp, Master Gardener.  Kal-Haven Trail, F to G Avenue, 10 am to 12 pm.

May 19 (Sat.) – 5th Annual Plant Sale at People’s Food Co-op, 9 am to 3 pm

June 3 (Sun.) – 26th Annual Spring Plant Exchange at Ruth and Tom’s Gardens, 1 pm to 5 pm

June 5 (Tues.) – “Invasive Plants, Bow in the Clouds” field trip with Nate Fuller, Stewardship Director, South West Michigan Land Conservancy, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

June 23 (Sat.) – “Mosses and Ferns” field trip with Dave Wendling, President of the SW Michigan Botanical Club at Dowagiac Woods, 10 am to 1 pm

July 21 (Sat.) – “Wetland Flowers” field trip with Tyler Bassett, Research Associate, Dept. of Plant Biology, MSU at Kal-Haven Trail, 48 1/2 Street, 10 am – 12 pm

August 14 (Tues.) – “Native Plants in the Gull Lake Area” field trip with various hosts. 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

September 16 (Sun.) – 26th Annual Fall Plant Exchange at Ruth and Tom’s Gardens. 1 pm to 5 pm

September 26 (Wed.) – “Restoring Our Vanishing Soil Communities” with Mike Klug, Professor Emeritus, MSU

October 24 (Wed.) – “City Planning and the Environment” with Rebekah Kik, Director, Community Planning and Development for Kalamazoo

November 28 (Wed.) – “Climate Change and Plant Communities: with David Karowe, Professor of Biological Sciences, WMU