Chapter Programs and Event List:
All Programs are free and open to the public.
We host free Monthly presentations generally on the Second Sunday of January – April and September-November which offer information on gardening with native plants and the benefits of natural landscapes. Come early to meet other members, guests and to look over displays related to native plants.
*Typical Meeting Schedule:
1:30 – 2:00 pm – Set Up and Socializing
2:00 pm – Chapter Announcements
2:15 pm – Program and Discussion
3:45 pm – End of Program
*While we’re still hosting monthly programs, due to COVID-19 they will be ONLINE until it is safe to host large gatherings.
Grow Wild with Us!
Held Sunday, January 10, 2021! Link below!
Ruth Rose talked with us about the new Loess Hills Wild Ones’ initiative to connect Nature, Neighbors, and neighborhoods, a local interpretation of Doug Tallamy’s “Homegrown National Park” concept. We can Learn & Laugh together about supporting Nature, Neighbors, and Neighborhoods-Video below is 24 minutes long
Check out the Homegrown National Park concept at https://homegrownnationalpark.com/about-us
Get on the Map! https://homegrownnationalpark.org/the-map
2021 Native Plant Sale Preview
Online- Sunday, January 24, 2021 at 2 – 4 pm CST
Think spring!!! It’s time to start planning our 2021 wildflower gardens!
Dianne Blankenship will unveil the 2021 plant sale offerings with photos and unique attributes of each species. We look forward to an informal discussion with those who have experience with them and those who may wish to add them to their gardens. We plan to offer quite a few new species, including some shade-friendly plants.
You MUST Register by NOON, Friday, January 22 at http://bit.ly/SalePreview2021
The Zoom link will be sent the day prior to the program to the email provided.
**Note: The plants we’ll discuss are selected for use in the Sioux City, Iowa, area. The program and sale are open to all, but buyers must be able to pick up the plants in Sioux City, Iowa, in early May.
Feather Your Garden with Natives
Online- Sunday, February 21, 2021 at 2 – 4 pm CST
Dotty Zales and Dave Hoferer, who are both members of Loess Hills Wild Ones AND Loess Hills Audubon Society, will present “Feather Your Garden with Natives, Native Plants Attract Native Birds.” They’ll use colorful images to introduce you to the plants that support birds here in Siouxland, and you’ll meet the insects these birds need, too. The registration link will be available in February.
Plant Diversity for Life!
Online- Sunday, March 14, 2021 at 2 – 4 pm CST
Michelle Biodrowski, Naturalist for the Pottawattamie County Conservation Board, and President of the Iowa Prairie Network, will present “Plant Diversity for Life!”. Michelle’s highly enthusiastic and has many creative ways to add native plants to your yard. Whether you are a novice or a master gardener, Michelle will have ideas that you can adapt to your space. The registration link will be available in March.
To learn more about Michelle and her thoughts about planting native, click on this great interview:
Online- Sunday, April 11, 2021 at 2 – 4 pm CST