Wild Ones Twin Cities – Native Plant Sale, Expo, and Free Guided Nature Tours

Jun 03, 2022 2:00PM—7:00PM

Location

Wood Lake Nature Center https://www.google.com/maps/dir/44.8954368,-93.1332096/wood+lake+nature+center/@44.8861823,-93.285053,12z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m9!4m8!1m1!4e1!1m5!1m1!1s0x87f625d60c61b851:0xf387397ce85473cb!2m2!1d-93.2899754!2d44.8811209

Cost Free

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Native Plant Sale, Expo, and Free Guided Nature Walks

Wild Ones Twin Cities

Friday, June 3, 2 – 7 pm

Location: Wood Lake Nature Center, 6710 Lake Shore Dr S, Richfield, at the outdoor amphitheater

 

Join Us For for the Wild Ones Twin Cities Native Plant Sale, Expo, and Free Guided Nature Walks!

Join us even if you are not purchasing plants or picking up pre-orders! All are welcome.

We’ll have Wild Ones Twin Cities Volunteers at the event with information on…
*Gardening with NATIVE PLANTS in urban and suburban yards!
*Creating HABITAT for Monarch and other Butterflies, Native Bees and Pollinators and more!
*Preventing the spread of Jumping Worms and other invasive species!

For more information www.wildonestwincities.org

To celebrate our return to live events at our Wild Ones home at Wood Lake Nature Center, we are offering 2 guided walks with a naturalist.
Each 45 minute walk is limited to 15 attendees, and registration is required. Please sign up for only one tour so more people can attend. Thank you!
Click here to reserve your free ticket.

 

TOUR 1 • 3:00-3:45 pm – Forest Loop
Walk through the forest focusing on both the restored and unrestored portions of the forest. The focus will be on woodland wildflowers, birds, and insects. The wildflowers and shrubs of Wood Lake have for years been hit hard by white-tailed deer. This is the first winter in over 20 years that we have not observed deer so it will be interesting to see how the plants respond.

TOUR 2 • 5:00-5:45 pm – Boardwalk Loop
Walk through the east side forest looking the flowers planted and seeded in the recently restored portion of the forest by the nature play area. We will continue onto the elevated trail that leads to the boardwalk. This elevated section of the trail allows for nice views of water birds (herons, egrets, cormorants, several species of duck, and others) as well as painted and snapping turtles. The loop continues through forest again on the west side.

ADDITIONAL PLANTS FOR SALE from 2-7 pm on Friday, June 3rd, include:
3 pack of XL plugs – $6 each
Aquilegia canadensis – Wild Columbine
Carex sprengelii – Long-beaked Sedge
Dalea candida – White Prairie Clover
Echinacea angustifolia – Narrow-leaved Coneflower
Eurybia macrophylla – Large-leaved Aster
Geum triflorum – Prairie Smoke
Liatris ligulistylis – Meadow Blazing Star
Liatris punctata – Dotted Blazing Star
Monarda punctata – Spotted Bee Balm
Penstemon gracilis – Slender Penstemon
Prunella vulgaris – Self-heal
Rudbeckia hirta – Black-eyed Susan
Solidago flexicaulis – Zigzag Goldenrod
Symphyotrichum laeve – Smooth Blue Aster
Symphyotrichum oolentangiense – Sky-blue Aster
Verbena stricta – Hoary Vervain
3.5” pots – $5 each
Adiantum pedatum – Maidenhair Fern
3.5” pots – $4 each
Asclepias speciosa – Showy Milkweed
Asclepias sullivantii – Sullivant’s Milkweed
Asclepias syriaca – Common Milkweed
Asclepias tuberosa – Butterfly Weed
Asclepias verticillata – Whorled Milkweed
Ruellia humilis – Wild Petunia
Solidago speciosa – Showy Goldenrod
Sporobolus heterolepis – Prairie Dropseed
4” pots – $3 each
Monarda fistulosa – Wild Bergamot