January 2021 News
Welcome to the start of a new year, better days ahead, and new opportunities to learn about the native plants of Michigan. We are planning a wider variety of programs to engage more people who share interests in restoring biodiversity in their home landscapes, building healthy habitats, attracting wildlife, and being creative. Each monthly newsletter features the current programs and may include other chapter updates.January 10 (Sunday)   2:00-3:00PM Woody Winter Wonderland 1

Take an afternoon walk in the fresh winter air to discover trees. Learn to recognize characteristics that help you identify woody species especially those without leaves. Meet Jeanne Henderson, Mid-Mitten president, at Chippewa Nature Center’s Arboretum near the Homestead entrance. We will social distance and wear masks. Identification is the first step in learning about a species and how it fits into the environment.

January 11 (Monday) 6:30-8:00PM  Woody Winter Wonderland 2
During this online indoor program you will learn to recognize characteristics that help you identify woody species, especially those without leaves. Presented by Jeanne Henderson; there will be time for Q & A and chapter news update. To receive the link for this online program, email  [email protected] .

Consider becoming a Wild Ones member if you aren’t already. You’ll enjoy these benefits:

  • Monthly programs with your local chapter
  • Discussions with local people about topics in which you are interested
  • Volunteer opportunities (post-pandemic) at public gardens, schools, preserves, or member’s yards
  • Making a difference for wildlife including pollinators by growing native plants around your home
  • Quarterly newsletters from the national Wild Ones featuring a variety of topics from members and scientists, colorful photos, relevant ads from nurseries, and chapter news from across the US.
  • Members- only pages on the WildOnes website including our chapter’s pages
  • Access to webinars by nationally acclaimed landscape experts and scientists
  • Sharing information and photos on our Facebook page MidMittenWild Ones