Wild Ones Midcoast Maine Spring 2024 Updates

Earth Day 2024

Wild Ones Midcoast Maine, in partnership with Roots n Shoots Nature Base After School Program in Rockport and SEA (Stewardship Education Alliance), invite you to this celebration of the Earth on Sunday April 21, 2024.

Bring your family and friends for learning, building, celebrating, digging, feeding, hiking, scavenger hunting, playing, and more. Tell someone you know about this event!



Upcoming WOMM events:

Knox-Lincoln Soil & Water Conservation District’s 2024 Spring Plant Sale
May 10 & 11, 2024

Both Cash ‘n Carry *and* Curbside Pre-Order Pick-up available on Saturday, May 11

*Delivery or shipping is not available for your order. KLSWCD Plant Sale pick-up and Cash ‘n Carry will be at Union Fairgrounds again this year, located at 1 Fairgrounds Lane, Union, ME.

More information for KLSWD Plant Sale, including the full item listing catalog and order form is here. https://www.knox-lincoln.org/spring-plant-sale



WOMM Wednesday Walk & Talks Resume

Join WOMM for talks and walks. We will be visiting area nurseries, nature preserves, conservation districts, supporting area organizations, volunteering, planting and learning.



In preparation for the Wild Ones Midcoast Maine Native Plants Sale Camden Public Library on September 15, 2024, Amy Thomas will present on Wednesday September 4, also at the Library.
Details to follow.



WOMM Speaker Series continues in the Fall

Amy Thomas, WOMM Program Chair, MSW, MNRD, will present “Ecological Principles to Create Aesthetically Beautiful Wildlife Habitat Using Native Plants – No Matter Your Garden Size“.
This presentation is geared to any size yard or property, urban or rural.

We’ll begin with a brief overview of the ecological and environmental benefits and importance of using native plants in landscapes and gardens.

We’ll explore the differences between “cultivars,” “nativars” and “true native” plants, and each of their possible potential impacts on pollinators and wildlife.

Next we’ll enjoy a list of side-by-side photo comparisons of “Plant This, Not That,” identifying some basic alternative native species which make transitioning portions of your garden to natives easy. The native species in this section have been selected for their similar visual characteristics, bloom time and foliage shapes of often seen cultivars, but possess pollinator / wildlife enhancing qualities cultivars lack.

We will also discuss local nursery sources for safely grown native plants, and have some time for Q&A.

A Facebook Live will provide online access and a posted recording following the event.

Join with these experts as we learn how we can improve our landscapes and gardens, encouraging native plants and pollinators.



Wild Ones Midcoast Maine chapter’s Camden Native Plant Celebration & Sale is postponed until Fall of 2024.

Thank you to everyone who was interested in and supportive of our Camden Native Plant Celebration and Sale efforts. We are unable to reschedule this event this year, and in the interest of consistency and familiarity, we will continue with a Fall date, September 15, 2024.

Please consider a volunteer position with our chapter. Send a message: <[email protected]>


Pictured: Black Eyed Susan (rudbekia hirta) image by Lisa Looke, Wild Seed Project

Please Join Us September 15, 2024


NATIVE PLANT
CELEBRATION & SALE
CAMDEN PUBLIC LIBRARY AMPHITHEATRE

About Us

We are a native plant gardening group based in Camden and serving Midcoast Maine.

We promote environmentally friendly, sound landscaping to preserve biodiversity through the preservation, restoration, and establishment of native plant communities in Midcoast Maine.

Thank You To Our Partners