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Events Archive: 2022 | 2023 | Upcoming Events

February 2023

Feb
6

Native Moth Presentation

Monday, February 6th, 2023
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Online/Virtual

Public Welcome Free Event Program/Speaker Presentation

Join us for an evening with Aaron Hunt, an expert in moths.  Moths are often a forgotten important pollinator!  Aaron conducted research in Lori-Ann's backyard this past summer for his thesis.  It should be a very interesting and informative presentation.  Aaron is a masters student at the University of Delaware currently writing his thesis on how urbanization shapes moth community composition. He intends to pursue a PhD next, most likely working on moth systematics, and will publish his first species description this year. He is an editor at Moth Photographers Group, which hosts the authoritative list of described species of moths in North America, and curates the moth section of BugGuide.

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Feb
18

Winter Walk at Ames Nowell State Park Members Only

Saturday, February 18th, 2023
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Ames Nowell State Park, Linwood St, Abington, MA, 02351 Map

Members Only Free Event Nature Walk/Hike Public Restroom Free Public Parking Lots of Physical Activity

Chapter Members Only - Join us for a walk at Ames Nowell State Park.  We will meet in the parking lot and head out from there to see what native plants we can find.   Be sure to dress for the weather!  We have blocked off 2 hours, but depending on the weather, we can always decide to head back earlier.  

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March 2023

Mar
19

Paints and Pints

Sunday, March 19th, 2023
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Brewery 44, 2 Montello St, Carver, MA, 02330 Map

Public Welcome Paid Event Chapter Social Hands-On/How-To Workshop Public Restroom Free Public Parking

Join us for a fun afternoon of painting and purchase a pint (or two) of beer if you choose.  Artist Laurie Abruzzese will guide us through step-by-step instructions to create a beautiful painting that will include a native plant!!   All supplies are included. Wild Ones will provide light appetizers. Adult and non-alcoholic beverages are available from Brewery 44. 

Members, check your email for the link to purchase tickets.  Non-member registration opens February 15.

Space is limited.

Fee: $30/Members, $35/Non-Members

Important Note: No outside beverages are allowed at this event.  In addition to their delicious craft beer and hard seltzer, Brewery 44 sells water, soda and non-alcoholic seltzer.   

June 2023

Jun
3

Wild Ones Day at Blue Stem Natives

Saturday, June 3rd, 2023
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Blue Stem Natives, 376 Washington St, Norwell, MA, 02061 Map
Live Stream Available

Public Welcome Family Friendly Seed/Plant Sale Free Public Parking

Save the Date! It's always a good time when the Wild Ones show up at Blue Stem Natives!  Check back later for more info about discounts, etc.

September 2023

Sep
9

Wild Ones Day at Blue Stem Natives

Saturday, September 9th, 2023
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Blue Stem Natives, 376 Washington St, Norwell, MA, 02061 Map

Public Welcome Family Friendly Seed/Plant Sale Free Public Parking

Save the Date! It's always a good time when the Wild Ones show up at Blue Stem Natives!  Check back later for more info about discounts, etc.

PAST EVENTS

Events Archive: 2022 | 2023 | Upcoming Events

January 2023

Jan
31

Sustainable Indigenous Artwork with Elizabeth James-Perry

Tuesday, January 31st, 2023
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Online/Virtual

Public Welcome Will be Recorded Free Event Program/Speaker Presentation

Hosted by Pinewoods Camp, Inc and Wild Ones - South Shore, MA Chapter

Elizabeth James-Perry is a culture bearer, a Mass Cultural Council award recipient, and a Tribal citizen of the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head-Aquinnah. Elizabeth’s virtual presentation, followed by a Q & A discussion, will focus on the intersection between Nature and Sustainable Artwork in Native Northeastern Tribal Homelands. 
 
Sponsored in part by the Mass Cultural Council and the Plymouth and Scituate Local Cultural Councils.

Jan
22

Winter Walk at Wompatuck State Park Members Only

Sunday, January 22nd, 2023
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Wompatuck State Forest, Norwell, MA, 02061 Map

Members Only Free Event Nature Walk/Hike Public Restroom Free Public Parking Lots of Physical Activity

Chapter Members Only - Join us for a walk at Wompatuck State Park.  We will meet at one of our newest board member's house (Keren's) and head out from there to see what native plants we can find.  We will also have the opportunity to warm up in her home with a warm beverage after the walk.  We will send out an email with her address and further instructions to those who sign up. Be sure to dress for the weather!!

December 2022

Dec
5

Seed Swap/Social Members Only

Monday, December 5th, 2022
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SSYMCA’s Laura Center for the Arts, 97 Mill St, Hanover, MA, 02339 Map

Members Only Free Event Chapter Meeting Chapter Social Seed/Plant Swap Free Public Parking

Join us for an evening of festivities and fun as we socialize over light refreshments (provided), a native seed swap, and a garden-themed Yankee swap.  

What to bring: 

Seeds native to southeastern ma (separated by species and labeled). Don't have seeds to share? No worries, there will be plenty to go around.

A lightly used, 'like new' garden-themed Yankee swap gift (unwrapped). We challenge you to NOT purchase an item but rather find something from your home you no longer use or an item you crafted.

Wild Ones South Shore Chapter will provide light refreshments, envelopes to store seeds after swapping, seed-saving and propagation resources and a parting gift (printed copies of National Wild Ones' guides: "Native Garden Designs" and "Climate Resilient Landscapes") 

November 2022

Nov
4

Gather. Make. Sustain: an Evening Panel Discussion Celebrating Indigenous Land-Based Practitioners

Friday, November 4th, 2022
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Pembroke Hall, Rm 305, Providence, RI, 02912 Map

Public Welcome Free Event Program/Speaker Presentation

This is not technically a Chapter or Wild Ones event, but we wanted to share it here because it will be worthwhile and amazing.  Our Chapter VP, Chris Jacobs, is planning to attend, so please see if you can find her to say hi if you are able to go as well.  

Engage with NY Times Bestselling Author of Braiding Sweetgrass, Robin Wall Kimmerer (Citizen Potawatomi), Keely Curliss (Nipmuc Nation), Elizabeth James-Perry (Aquinnah Wampanoag Nation), and Rashad Young (Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation) as they join moderator Bathsheba Demuth. Enjoy the discussion regarding their work and expertise in the fields of ethnobotany (Kimmerer), seedkeeping (Curliss), fine arts (James-Perry) and language revitalization (Young). This evening is a celebration of their efforts to make meaning through art and cultural work and sustain traditional knowledge systems.

Sample Indigenous cuisine at the reception, catered by Mashpee Wampanoag Chef Sherry Pocknett, owner and executive chef of Sly Fox Den.

Supported by generous donors to the Friends of the Haffenreffer Museum and cosponsored by Native American and Indigenous Studies at Brown University.

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Nov
3

Six Ponds Improvement Association presents Beech Leaf Disease in Massachusetts (Members Only) Members Only

Thursday, November 3rd, 2022
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Online/Virtual

Members Only Free Event Program/Speaker Presentation

We will be joining the Pinewoods Camp for their presentation by Six Ponds Improvement Association.  This event is for chapter members only.  The sign up link will be included in the next few chapter emails.

Perhaps you noticed the striped and curled-up leaves of the American Beech at Camp this summer? Join Nicole Keleher, Forest Health Director of the Mass Dept. of Conservation and Recreation (DCR), and Jim Rassman, DCR Service Forester, Southeastern Region, for an informal Zoom presentation about Beech Leaf Disease (BLD), a newly identified threat to our forest and urban beech trees in Massachusetts.  

The program will cover

how to identify BLD the current status in Massachusetts expected impact on beech trees in the region ongoing research efforts and the exploration into treatment options

October 2022

Oct
16

Fall Wildflower Walk

Sunday, October 16th, 2022
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Halfway Pond Conservation Area, Plymouth MA, Plymouth, MA Map

Public Welcome Paid Event Free Event Nature Walk/Hike Public Restroom Free Public Parking Lots of Physical Activity

Join us for a walk in search of our favorite fall flowers - asters and goldenrods - as we explore the Halfway Pond Conservation area in Plymouth. Discover how vital these plants are to pollinators in autumn.  In addition, we will learn how to differentiate between native and cultivated cranberries.  Bring your favorite wildflower guides and resources to help key down species. Parking/meeting instructions will be sent once registered. 

Cost: Chapter members are free.  Non-members $10 (paid in cash at the event)

September 2022

Sep
17

Wild Ones Day at Blue Stem Natives

Saturday, September 17th, 2022
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Blue Stem Natives, 376 Washington St, Norwell, MA, 02061 Map

Public Welcome Chapter Social Seed/Plant Sale Wheelchair Accessible Public Restroom Free Public Parking

Blue Stem Natives was founded by the original President and some of the original Board Members of our chapter. We are so proud of their accomplishment and excited to announce that they will be donating 5% of their sales from Sept 17th to help us provide awesome programming for you! In addition to the 5% donation, Blue Stem Natives will also be offering a 10% discount this day (in person only) to all current Chapter Members! Please shop at Blue Stem Natives on Saturday, September 17th!

376 Washington Street, Norwell, MA 02061, REAR LOT

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August 2022

Aug
13

Garden Tour (Members Only) Members Only

Saturday, August 13th, 2022
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Members Only Home Garden Tour

Those that made it to the garden tour in July enjoyed it so much we decided to do another in August. This time chapter member, Keren, has volunteered to show us what she has going on in her yard. Come gather at Keren’s home which is situated on a pond in Norwell, MA. She enjoys an abundance of native plants and other wildlife. Keren says, “Let’s keep learning and growing together.”

Chapter Members - please check your email for the address and link to sign up page.

Don’t want to miss out on member only events, join today

Aug
8

Good-Bye Lawn! with Todd Breitenstein

Monday, August 8th, 2022
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Magical Moon Farm, 575 Summer St, Marshfield, MA, 02050 Map

Public Welcome Free Event Program/Speaker Presentation Free Public Parking Drinking Fountains

Known by some, loved by many, as The Grateful Gardener - Todd has been gardening in all fashions since he was a toddler in the family garden. A founding Board Member of our Wild Ones chapter, Todd has grown everything from moss to sea kale. He has studied ecology, conservation, permaculture and is a NOFA organic land care professional. His interest in native plants grew thru companion planting in his vegetable garden. If you see someone off the path in the woods turning logs to smell the earth it’s probably Todd. A tree hugger thru and through, talking natural gardens is his calling. Join us for an evening of lawn reduction, soil science and inspiration!

The South Shore Chapter of Wild Ones offers this talk free of charge to the community. Our host, Magical Moon Farm has generously offered their space free of charge. Please consider bringing some cash for their donation jar. Magical Moon Farm is located at 575 Summer St, Marshfield, MA 02050.

July 2022

Jul
16

Garden Tour (Members Only) Members Only

Saturday, July 16th, 2022
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Members Only Home Garden Tour

You have seen plenty of pics of native plants in our Chapter President’s yard on Facebook. Here is an opportunity to see them in person! Our July Chapter meeting will be a tour of David’s property, which he has named, My Little Poolside Farm. July 16, 9:00am-10:30am. The next Chapter email will have the address, details and signup link. (Bring your bathing suit and towel, if you want to take a dip). Don’t want to miss out on member only events, join today

June 2022

Jun
11

Field Trip to Garden in the Woods (Members Only) Members Only

Saturday, June 11th, 2022
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Members Only Group Tour Nature Walk/Hike

Members - check your email for details on how to sign up - We’d like to celebrate YOU as a member of Wild Ones and a supporter of all things native and treat you to half price for an afternoon at Garden in the Woods in Framingham! Not a member? Join today so you don’t miss out on any exciting Member Only activities.

May 2022

May
21

Potting Up Some Plants! (Members Only) Members Only

Saturday, May 21st, 2022
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South Shore Natural Science Center, 48 Jacobs Ln, Norwell, MA, 02061 Map

Members Only Hands-On/How-To Workshop Group Tour

We have some plugs and plants that were left over from last year’s plant sale. We would like to pot them up to potentially sell this year. We could use a few members to come repot and then take some plants home to foster them. You will be able to keep a few for yourself and bring the rest back once we have a plan for the plant sale. We will have tags and markers. We could use the donation of some 4 or 6 inch pots.

May
16

City Nature Challenge Debriefing

Monday, May 16th, 2022
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Online/Virtual

Public Welcome Chapter Meeting

Join us to review some of the amazing plants that we were able to identify as a group during the iNaturalist City Nature Challenge.  Chris Jacobs, our chapter VP will lead us in looking through the iNaturalist website at some of the observations be made.

 

Register in advance for this meeting:

https://wildones-org.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwodu-rqTsoG9NK5OcU0yXciDtM5rtCZa8J 

 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. The email confirmation will come from [email protected].  Please do not reply to this email.  Any questions or comments can be sent to [email protected].

May
14

Pinewoods Walk Members Only

Saturday, May 14th, 2022
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Pinewoods Camp

Members Only Nature Walk/Hike Free Public Parking

May 14, 2022 - 10AM - Nature Walk at Pinewoods, Plymouth MA (Members Only)

Join Chris Jacobs, executive director of Pinewoods Camp, for a guided walk through the habitats of Long, Round, and Halfway Ponds of Plymouth. We will explore this unique place and investigate the plant and animal species that call this area home. Meet in the parking lot of Pinewoods Camp, 80 Cornish Field Rd., Plymouth MA. IMPORTANT: For GPS maps get directions to 148 Halfway Pond Road then go North on West Long Pond Road (a wide dirt road)  for 0.5 miles to Cornish Field Road (a narrow dirt road) on the right. Please send an email to [email protected] to sign up for the walk.

April 2022

Apr
25

Nature Challenge and iNaturalist Training

Monday, April 25th, 2022
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Online/Virtual

Public Welcome Chapter Meeting

Please join us again this year to participate in the iNaturalist City Nature Challenge.  From April 29th to May 2nd we will use the free iNaturalist app to observe and identify all kinds of local wildlife, including our native plants.  Are you new to the iNaturalist App or need a refresher on how to use it?  Our chapter VP will give us a training on April 25th at 7:30pm.

 

Register in advance for this meeting:

https://wildones-org.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYqc-6oqTIuHtcaCi34nRnZNP9KpPj4gGbw 

 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.  The email confirmation will come from [email protected].  Please do not reply to this email.  Any questions or comments can be sent to [email protected].

 

You can find more info about the City Nature Challenge here ->https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/city-nature-challenge-2022-boston-area

March 2022

Mar
28

Ecological Landscape Design: Paying Attention to Nature Marie Chieppo

Monday, March 28th, 2022
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Online/Virtual

Public Welcome Program/Speaker Presentation

Please join us for a Zoom presentation on Landscape Design with Marie Chieppo.  From her website www.ecoplantplans.com “Marie Chieppo is a native plant designer and horticulturalist who works with nature to create beautiful  landscapes with maximum function for living organisms. For 23 years she has incorporated thousands of native plants in residential, commercial and public settings.”

 

In place of in person seed sowing this month, we are excited to have Marie Chieppo give us a Zoom presentation on Garden design on January 31st at 7PM.  From her website www.ecoplantplans.com -  “Marie Chieppo is a native plant designer and horticulturalist who works with nature to create beautiful  landscapes with maximum function for living organisms. For 23 years she has incorporated thousands of native plants in residential, commercial and public settings.”  We are very excited to hear from Marie and hope to see you there!

Mar
20

Twig Walk

Sunday, March 20th, 2022
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South Shore Natural Science Center

Public Welcome Paid Event Program/Speaker Presentation Nature Walk/Hike Free Public Parking

Ian Hanley from the American Outdoor School will be our guide on a Twig Walk through some of the trails at the South Shore Natural Science Center.  He will teach us how to identify plants and trees when there is no foliage.  There will be 2 sessions on March 20.  One 9am-12pm and another from 1pm-4pm.  The price will be $15 for members/$25 for non members.  To register for one of the sessions go to https://masswildonesshop.square.site and enter the coupon code WILD at check out to get the member price.  If you have a household membership and are looking to register more than one person, please enter separate transactions in order to apply the coupon code to each member.   Please do not share the code with non-members.  If there are spots still open on March 6th, we will open this to non-members.  Currently there are 14 spots open for 9am and 9 spots open for 1pm.

Ian Hanley from the American Outdoor School will be our guide on a Twig Walk through some of the trails at the South Shore Natural Science Center.  He will teach us how to identify plants and trees when there is no foliage.  There will be 2 sessions on March 20.  One 9am-12pm and another from 1pm-4pm.  The price will be $15 for members/$25 for non members.  To register for one of the sessions go to https://masswildonesshop.square.site and enter the coupon code WILD at check out to get the member price.  If you have a household membership and are looking to register more than one

February 2022

Feb
7

In Love with Nature Members Only

Monday, February 7th, 2022
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Online/Virtual

Members Only Chapter Meeting

Join us for our February Zoom meeting with a Valentine’s theme on February 7th at 7pm.  We all love nature and so have many artists and writers before us.  We will join online to celebrate nature in poems, paintings, photographs and any other artforms you may think of.  Do you have a favorite poem, painting or photo that showcases nature, especially our native plants?  Please email us at [email protected] or upload to https://photos.app.goo.gl/uFpMAroYJi87enVB9. We will compile the submissions into a slide show for all to enjoy and discuss.  We will do our best to get everything in but depending on the number of submissions may not be able to include all of them. Whether you submit something or not please join us to say hello and enjoy the slide show.

OTHER PAST EVENTS

  • ROUND TABLE NATIVE PLANT DISCUSSION AND PRESENTATION
  • HEALTHY SOIL AND SUSTAINABLE GARDENS
  • NATIVE SEED SWAP AND SEED STARTING
  • NATIVE PLANT SWAP
  • HIKE: BLACK POND BOG, NORWELL
  • KILL YOUR LAWN – MARK RICHARDSON
  • EDIBLE NATIVE PLANTS
  • COMPOSTING FOR GARDEN GOLD
  • HEALTHY SOIL
  • HIKE: GARDEN IN THE WOODS
  • WILDFLOWERS AT THE SSNSC
  • …AND SO MUCH MORE!