Friday, August 15, 2014
9:00–Board meeting — non-board members welcome
1:00–Strategy Planning Meeting — non-board members welcome
7:00–Speaker UW-Milwaukee Cedarburg Bog Field Station Director Jim Reinartz PhD will present “Development of the Pre-settlement Plant Communities of Wisconsin and the Great Lakes Region” Jim will examine the major forces that structure our natural plant communities. We live in an ecologically exciting place where three of the earth’s eight major biomes meet. The grasslands of the Great Plains, the Eastern Deciduous Forest of North America, and the coniferous boreal forest of the north all meet in our State.
Saturday, August 16, 2014
8:00–Birding at Guckenberg Sturm Marsh or Tour the WILD Center
9:30–Workshops 1 & 2
11:00–Workshops 3 & 4
Donna VanBuecken_ Fire & Brimstone
Neil Diboll speaking at the 2008 annual meeting.
1:00–Annual Membership Meeting — Author and videographer Catherine Zimmerman “The Meadow Project” is a special guest.
2:30–Speaker Rob Zimmer Yard MD Columnist for Gannett Wisconsin Media will present a “WILD Beauty.” Rob, a local media celebrity and Gannett Wisconsin Media’s Yard M.D., will present a pictorial tour of the WILD Center and many of its non-human visitors through the seasons. See the living beauty and spectacular display of the native landscaping available to our human visitors.
4:00–Regional Networking Session
5:00–Social Hour — Songwriter and Folksinger Steve Hazell. Author Linda Curtis “Woodland Carex.”
6:00–Dinner — Special guest Rep Penny Bernard Schaber will be presenting a Wisconsin State Citation.
7:00–Speaker Wild Ones Honorary Director Tom Barnes, PhD will present “A Native Habitat Garden.” Dr Barnes’ presentation will tell attendees how wildlife are adapted to using native plants as a source of food and cover. His program will feature plant selections that provide food for hummingbirds, song birds and other wildlife in the Eastern United States. Some discussion of plants that wildlife do not like will also be presented. He will showcase the beauty and diversity of plants useful in landscaping for wildlife through his award winning photography.
8:30–Outdoor Movie “Jens Jensen The Living Green“
Sunday, August 17, 2014
8:00–Take a walk on the Trestle Trail
9:30–Workshops 5 & 6
11:00–Founder and Director Chip Taylor, PhD will present “A Monarch Butterfly Recovery Plan.” Dr Taylor will outline a recovery plan for monarch butterflies. Chip will present background information about the monarch population along with an idea of what would be required to address the loss of milkweed/monarch habitat and an explanation of the estimated annual loss of habitat. His discussion will include the components needed to successfully stabilize and then increase the milkweed habitats that support the monarch population and outline some of the basic issues. His hope is that these ideas will be useful in shaping the conversations needed to create a vision and plan as to how best to restore the monarch population.
12:00–Monarch Moves Dance n’Plant Festival hosted by Wild Ones Fox Valley Area Chapter and filming of participants “moves for monarchs” by the Moving for Monarchs film crew. Come in butterfly costume and compete to win a prize. For the schedule of events and more details on the filming of “Dance for Life” or to submit a film entry go to Moving for Monarchs.