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The Loess Hills chapter of Wild Ones promotes native
landscapes in Iowa, South Dakota, Nebraska, and beyond.

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Program Zoom!
Register HERE!
February 12th, 2PM! 

Sarah Nizzi from Xerces will present…drum roll…

“Site Prep, Plant Selection, and The Needs of Pollinators”

Join Sarah Nizzi with the Xerces society to learn about the steps to take in conserving and supporting pollinators at home.
Big or small, every conservation effort counts!
Sarah will cover the habitat needs of pollinators, site preparation, plant selection, and more!

 

 

Thank you Barry, this was amazing!
“Roots of the Past;
Rooting for the Future”
was hosted Sunday January 8th, 2023

Barry Mateer shared his observations and ventures since returning to his childhood farm home after 40 years of teaching in Nepal and Japan. The discovery of two sets of 2nd great-grandparents on land abstracts set off a series of quests to help ensure native plants, birds, and pollinators could have a safe haven on the land which settlers first claimed in 1851

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We had SO much fun at Winter Fun Day December 10th!
Thank you to all who participated!

Seeds-N-All’ (Get it?)

Party and Wreath Make & Take!

We shared Food! Fun! Festivities!

 

 

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What a HUGE success!!
Thank you to EVERYONE who attended the:

2022 Seed Share and Annual Meeting
We shared a
 brief recap of our year, and voted on our Officers for 2023!
We received Native Seed Planting Suggestions,
& Propagation Techniques such as Winter Sowing and Native Crop Circle Sowing.
We met fellow seed enthusiasts!
We gained NEW members!
Thanks, Dianne for the great photos and descriptions from 2020! Check those out HERE!

LHWO Seed Share 2022 Plant Table

Prairie Moon Germination Codes

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Thanks  for the Tour of Stevenson’s Tract led by James Baker, Western Iowa Land Steward for The Nature Conservancy.  We looked at the Joy Hollow complex, including the woodland area and adjacent hillside prairie, and discussed the future restoration plans for the property. Immediately after the tour everyone was invited to socialize at a nearby private residence. Chili and Cinnamon rolls were served, and two cozy fire pits were available!
Stevenson’s Tract is located on Butcher Road which intersects Hwy 12, approximately 14 miles north of the Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center.
Co-hosted by Iowa Prairie Network, Loess Hills Wild Ones, and Northwest Iowa Group Sierra Club.

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Thanks, Dotty and Bill. We had so much fun!

We learned so much with our:
Seed Collecting Education & Social @ Bill & Dotty’s Prairie Hills
Experienced High Quality Iowa Loess Hills Original Prairie!
Helped collect seed for local prairie restoration and gardens.
Kept seed samples of many species.
Observe results of ongoing restoration & reconstruction efforts!
We needed: Pruning shears, gloves, water, & clothing appropriate for walking through high prairie grasses
Social, snacks, & beverages followed the harvest.

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Our Fall Plant Sale SOLD OUT!
Thank you to EVERYONE who volunteered or participated!
If you have a Wish List, Please let us know for the Spring Plant Sale!
Click HERE for 2022 Marcie’s AWESOME August plant details with photos!

 

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Our own Tom and Cheri were interviewed
by Amber at
KTIV!

Click for video!

Our featured recorded programs:

2022 Spring Plant Sale:  “Meet the Plants!”

Fabulous Wildflowers in Fowler Forest
May 2, 2021

Dawn Snyder, Woodbury County Education Programs Director, takes us on a virtual tour of the Fabulous Wildflowers in Fowler Forest.  Dawn has tons of fun facts about our native Spring Ephemerals.  After being inspired by Dawn, you might just want to take a drive and check out the wildflowers for yourself.

 


“Grow and Tell”
April 11, 2021
Thanks Becky & Dianne!

 

 

 

 

 


Plant Diversity for Life!

March 2021

Thanks Michelle!

 

 

 

 

 



Feather Your Garden with Natives

February 2021

Thanks Dotty & Dave!

 

 

 

 


Click here for our complete list of upcoming programs and past program videos!

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