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March 2024


Wildflower Walk at Lake Wilson

Saturday, March 2nd, 2024
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Lake Wilson, 4650 S Lake Wilson Rd, Fayetteville, AR, 72701 Map

Public Welcome Family Friendly Free Event Nature Walk/Hike

Join Danny Barron on a walk at Lake Wilson in Fayetteville to observe spring ephemeral wildflowers.

Due to multiple confirmed reports of flowering of Erythronium albidum (White Trout Lily), Danny is having this a week or two earlier than planned (temps in 70s and 80s will do that for you).
As these tend to not open early in the morning, we will meet at the pavilion at 1 pm on Saturday March 2nd. I expect emergent foliage on many ephemerals, but probably only toothwort and spring beauty being open (could be surprised) along with the trout lilies.
Prepare for mud using non-slippery shoes. We will follow the walk back at the pavilion area with a gardening QA, entirely optional.


Milkweeds of Arkansas and their Creatures

Saturday, March 16th, 2024
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Crystal Bridges Museum, Classrooms Bellows & Cassatt (B&C), 600 Museum Way, Bentonville, AR, 72712 Map

Public Welcome Family Friendly Free Event Program/Speaker Presentation Wheelchair Accessible Public Restroom Free Public Parking Drinking Fountains

Join us for a special presentation by Laurie Scott, Wild One Ozark Chapter's Vice President, highlighting the different species of milkweed that grow in Arkansas and the many creatures that they support, including the monarch butterfly. You will learn which milkweeds will grow best in different conditions, as well as why these unique plants are so important to our local ecosystem.

Join us for an informal community Q & A session after the presentation!

Laurie is the Lab Coordinator and Land Manager in the Science Department at Northwest Arkansas Community College (NWACC). At NWACC, Laurie maintains the native plant beds and greenhouse, coordinates seed collection, cleaning, stratification, and germination of native plants propagated on the NWACC campus, and maintains the Outdoor Living Laboratory. Laurie is also on the steering committee for the Arkansas Monarch and Pollinator Partnership (AMCP), where she co-chairs the Monitoring and Research committee for AMCP and is an active member of AMCP's Education and Outreach committee. Laurie is also an Arkansas Master Naturalist as well as a member of Quail Forever and the Ozark chapter of the Arkansas Native Plant Society (ANPS). 


"Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants" with Robin Wall Kimmerer

Hosted by Wild Ones National
Tuesday, March 19th, 2024
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Online and in person at Reeve Union, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, 748 Algoma Blvd, Oshkosh, WI, 54901 Map
Live Stream Available

Public Welcome Limited Access Recording Paid Event Program/Speaker Presentation Wheelchair Accessible Public Restroom Free Public Parking Drinking Fountains Assistive Hearing

This will be a paid event for both in-person and remote viewing. Virtual registrants will receive a link to watch Dr. Kimmerer's talk live as well as a link to the recording. The recording will only be available for a limited time. 

Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants
Ecological restoration can be understood as an act of reciprocity, in return for the gifts of the earth. This talk explores the ecological and ethical imperatives of healing the damage we have inflicted on our land and waters. We trace the evolution of restoration philosophy and practice and consider how integration of indigenous knowledge can expand our understanding of restoration from the biophysical to the biocultural. Reciprocal restoration includes not only healing the land but our relationship to land. In healing the land, we are healing ourselves.

Wild Ones is excited to cohost this event with the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh's Earth Week 2024 and the Wild Ones Fox Valley Chapter. 

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May 2024


Yard Tour - Guertz Residence - Farmington

Saturday, May 25th, 2024
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Farmington, AR, 72730 Map

Public Welcome Family Friendly Free Event Home Garden Tour

Sarah Guertz of Earthplan Design Alternatives will give us a tour of her suburban yard, demonstrating the work she's done converting it to native species.

June 2024


Yard Tour - Ostner-Jensen Residence - Fayetteville

Saturday, June 1st, 2024
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Fayetteville, AR Map

Public Welcome Family Friendly Free Event Home Garden Tour

Join Alan and Molly at their residence in Fayetteville for a tour of the work they've been doing to replace the non-native turf grass in their yard with native plants that provide habitat for pollinators and wildlife. You'll learn about their successes and learning experiences, and have a chance to ask questions and get ideas to implement at your own residence.

October 2024


Native Plant Sale

Saturday, October 19th, 2024
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GoatLab Brewery, 772 S Bloomington St, Lowell, AR, 72745 Map

Public Welcome Family Friendly Free Event Seed/Plant Sale Wheelchair Accessible Free Public Parking

Add native plants to your garden! Seven of our Ozark native plant nurseries will be offering a variety of native plants for sale. 

Open to the public, and there will be a discount for Wild Ones members!

GoatLab Brewery offers homemade pizzas and locally brewed beer. They open at 11 am. Come for the plants, then grab a pizza and beer and talk with friends about plants!