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JANUARY 2018

Wednesday January 10, 2018

7:00 pm Social, 7:20 pm Program
Eden Prairie Community Center 

16700 Valley View Road
Eden Prairie, MN 55346
 
The Importance, Care, and Feeding of Native Pollinators
Presenter: Dave Crawford, retired Minnesota State Park Naturalist

Dave will share photos and videos of pollinators to illustrate a sample of the diversity of this group, and the specific needs which must be provided for in order to maintain pollinator-friendly habitat.  He’ll illustrate a proposed “palette” of native plants which can help provide for pollinators’ nutrition throughout the growing season, based on what has worked in his own native plant gardens.

Dave Crawford is a retired Minnesota State Park Naturalist who has worked and volunteered at parks up and down the St. Croix Valley for over 40 years. After retiring, he developed a growing interest in the many hundreds of species of pollinating insects that are native to Minnesota. He documents his pollinator finds in parks and in his home’s native plant gardens through video and still photography. He’s presented talks on pollinators and native plant gardening to a variety of audiences across central Minnesota.


FEBRUARY 2018

Wild Ones Annual Design With Nature Conference

February 17, 2018

Anderson Student Center, University of St. Thomas, St.Paul Campus
More information: www.designwithnatureconference.org


MARCH 2018

Wednesday March 14, 2018

7:00 pm Social, 7:20 pm Program
Eden Prairie Community Center 

16700 Valley View Road
Eden Prairie, MN 55346
 
Minnesota Wildflowers
Katy Chayka & Peter M. Dziuk

www.minnesotawildflowers.infoFor anyone who is interested in learning about Minnesota’s native or invasive plant species, Katy Chayda and Peter Dziuk have developed one of the best online field guides of any state. Find out how this online guide was started and how to search for plants, learn photography tips and view beautiful photos of rare/endangered and other plant species.


APRIL 2018

Wednesday April 11, 2018

7:00 pm Social, 7:20 pm Program
Eden Prairie Community Center 

16700 Valley View Road
Eden Prairie, MN 55346
 
Presenter: Alan Branhagen, Author, Director of Operations, Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

More information coming soon!