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October 2023

Oct
12

"Creating and Managing Landscapes for Native Bees" with Heather Holm

Hosted by Wild Ones National
This event has ended
Thursday, October 12th, 2023
to (Central Time)
Online/Virtual

Public Welcome Free Event Program/Speaker Presentation

Join Wild Ones Honorary Director Heather Holm as she explores the nesting habitats, life cycles, pollen collection, brood rearing, and general characteristics of some of the most common native bees in eastern North America, while highlighting the pollination of native plants and the mutualism between native plants and native bees.

When creating and managing thriving habitats for native bees, many factors such as seasonal phenology, nesting strategies, and flower preferences must be considered—and with approximately 3,600 species in North America (north of Mexico), there are many unique aspects to keep in mind when managing successful landscapes for bees. 

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Oct
28

Native Plant and Seed Swap and Share

This event has ended
Saturday, October 28th, 2023
to (Eastern Time)
Leonardtown Library, 23260 Hayden Farm Ln, Leonardtown, MD, 20650 Map

Public Welcome Family Friendly Free Event Wheelchair Accessible Public Restroom Free Public Parking Drinking Fountains

Bring your native plants and seeds to trade with other gardeners at this inaugural native plant swap at the “Front Yard” native gardens. Fall is the best time for planting, so this event is a great way to add new plants to your native gardens and to obtain seeds for winter sowing native plants.

November 2023

Nov
10

Founders' Meeting #1 Members Only

This event has ended
Friday, November 10th, 2023
to (Eastern Time)
Online/Virtual

Members Only Chapter Meeting

This event captures the volunteer hours for time spent to plan/promote/run the chapter.  It includes administrative and planning time for the new founders to steward the growth of the Wild Ones Chesapeake Bay Seedling Chapter. Tasks include recruiting new members, appointing board members, reviewing/accepting bylaws, and establishing a calendar of events as requirements to charter. Other tasks include administrative tasks of setting up a Google account for GMail, Google Drive, etc., setting up and administering the chapter's website, Facebook page, Facebook group, and Instagram. Volunteer hours also include time spent in various meetings and trainings leading up to this meeting.

Nov
16

"The Gardener's Guide to Prairie Plants" with Neil Diboll and Hilary Cox

Hosted by Wild Ones National
This event has ended
Thursday, November 16th, 2023
to (Central Time)
Online/Virtual

Public Welcome Will be Recorded Free Event Program/Speaker Presentation

Join us for an enlightening webinar featuring authors, Neil Diboll and Hilary Cox, as they present their latest book, "The Gardener’s Guide to Prairie Plants." This comprehensive compendium is a treasure trove of knowledge for gardeners looking to incorporate native prairie plants into their landscapes. Neil and Hilary will delve into the making and application of this essential guide, sharing rich historical and ecological insights about prairie ecosystems, all while showcasing stunning images of prairie flora. 

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Nov
27

Native Seed Cleaning

This event has ended
Monday, November 27th, 2023
to (Eastern Time)
James A. Forrest Career & Technology Center, 24005 Point Lookout Rd, Leonardtown, MD, 20650 Map

Public Welcome Free Event Hands-On/How-To Workshop Public Restroom Free Public Parking Drinking Fountains

Native seed cleaning with horticulture management students

December 2023

Dec
1

Founders' Meeting #2 Members Only

This event has ended
Friday, December 1st, 2023
to (Eastern Time)
Online/Virtual

Members Only Chapter Meeting

This event captures the volunteer hours for time spent to plan/promote/run the chapter.  It includes administrative and planning time for the new founders to steward the growth of the Wild Ones Chesapeake Bay Seedling Chapter. Tasks include recruiting new members, appointing board members, reviewing/accepting bylaws, and establishing a calendar of events as requirements to charter. Other tasks include administrative tasks of setting up a Google account for GMail, Google Drive, etc., setting up and administering the chapter's website, Facebook page, Facebook group, and Instagram. Volunteer hours also include time spent in various meetings and trainings leading up to this meeting.

Dec
15

Founders' Meeting #3 Members Only

This event has ended
Friday, December 15th, 2023
to (Eastern Time)
Online/Virtual

Members Only Chapter Meeting

This event captures the volunteer hours for time spent to plan/promote/run the chapter.  It includes administrative and planning time for the new founders to steward the growth of the Wild Ones Chesapeake Bay Seedling Chapter. Tasks include recruiting new members, appointing board members, reviewing/accepting bylaws, and establishing a calendar of events as requirements to charter. Other tasks include administrative tasks of setting up a Google account for GMail, Google Drive, etc., setting up and administering the chapter's website, Facebook page, Facebook group, and Instagram. Volunteer hours also include time spent in various meetings and trainings leading up to this meeting.