May 2023 Chapter Newsletter

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The chapter’s May 2023 newsletter is now available, including articles on moving beyond No Mow May, container planting with natives, gardening in an HOA community, and favorite plants for bumblebees.

June Property Tour

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Join us at the Backyard Nature Preserve in Chester Springs on the evening of Wednesday, June 7th, for a tour and inspiration for transforming your property into an oasis for all living things. RSVP to [email protected] for the address and details.

April 2023 Newsletter

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Our April 2023 chapter newsletter is now available, including a fascinating look at insect-flower interactions in pollination, identification of emerging spring ephemerals, and more on saving stems and leaving leaves to improve habitat.

Native Plant Swap/Invasives Trade-In

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When:   Sunday, May 7, noon to 4:00 p.m.

WhereJohn James Audubon Center at Mill Grove, 1201 Pawlings Rd, Audubon, PA 19403, at the Overlook (between the parking lot and the Visitors’ Center)

Native Plant Swap  Bring plugs or potted plants that are native to Pennsylvania, to exchange with other native plant enthusiasts. If you’re not sure whether your plants are native, look them up ahead of time.

Invasives Trade-In  Bring a photo (not the plant!) showing that you removed a nonnative invasive plant from your property in 2023 without using herbicides, and receive a native plant plug FREE!  Find a list of nonnative invasive plants here. A trash bag full of invasive forbs, grasses, aquatic plants, or vines = one invasive tree or shrub.

The Pennsylvania Department of Conservation & Natural  Resources has Fact Sheets and information about the impact of invasive plants in Pennsylvania. 

May Chapter Program

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Native Edibles and Companion Planting. Join us for a zoom program on May 11 at 7 p.m. Members will receive an email with the link. If you’re not a member and would like to attend, email us at wildonesofsepa@gmail-com to receive a link.

Grant Programs and Applications

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Wild Ones SEPA offers two grant programs. Click on the links for more information and the application form for each program.

The Homeowner Rewilding Assistance Program is designed to provide landowners with information and advice to assist them in restoring native habitat on their property. A Wild Ones volunteer will visit the site with the owner and discuss the owner’s vision for the project. The volunteer may provide the owner with design assistance, technical information, and/or planting recommendations for the project.

The 2023 WO SEPA Grant Program is designed to assist nonprofit organizations and owners of public property with their native habitat restoration project by providing these groups with native plants or grant funds to purchase native plants.


February 2023 Chapter Newsletter

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Our February newsletter is now available, including articles about an on-line Living Landscape Function Calculator, the best native trees for southeastern PA, pickerelweed, and native grasses, sedges, and rushes.