Crow’s Nest: Online meeting of Wild Ones

December 9, 2020

By Daniel Barringer, Preserve Manager.

Photo: Daniel Barringer

We had been planning to host meetings of a newly-forming local chapter of Wild Ones at the Crow’s Nest barn—and still plan to someday—but in the meantime the group will be forming up online using Zoom. The chapter is being headed up by local Natural Lands Force of Nature volunteer Jessie Shiffler; there will be a Zoom meeting tomorrow night, Thursday, December 10 at 7 pm. Please contact me for more details, or click on this link for the new Southeast Pennsylvania chapter. In recent years members of the Wild Ones around here have been members-at-large, without a local group to meet, so we’re very excited that in the future we will be able to host the chapter at our visitor center, surrounded by the 712-acre preserve and with native gardens surrounding the barn.

The purpose of the nonprofit Wild Ones: Native Plants, Natural Landscapes, based in Neenah, Wisconsin, is to “promote environmentally friendly, sound landscaping to preserve biodiversity through the preservation, restoration, and establishment of native plant communities.” If you’ve followed the writings of Doug Tallamy (Bringing Nature Home and Nature’s Best Hope) you will know that collectively the vast area of land of our home landscapes offers a great opportunity to build habitat for wildlife, really the only way to connect preserved lands with other natural communities of plants and animals.

We look forward to seeing you online and someday, at chapter meetings at the preserve!