Date(s) - 11/27/2017
Monroe St Alley
Retired education professor, amateur botanist, and Illinois Native Plant Society member Dr. John Van Dyk volunteered for t two years on a project to update the comprehensive list of plant species known from Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge. John observed many species not previously known from the Refuge.
Sponsored by Tupelo Chapter of Wild Ones Native Landscapers
Wild Ones® began in 1979 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and became a non-profit, tax-exempt corporation in 1990. Membership currently totals more than 3000 nationwide, with fifty- six active chapters in fourteen states.
Wild Ones: Native Plants, Natural Landscapes promotes environmentally sound landscaping practices to preserve biodiversity through the preservation, restoration and establishment of native plant communities.
Members hold monthly meetings and participate in field trips, seed collecting, plant rescues, and slide lectures by various experts in the field. At the national level there is the bi-monthly publication, the Wild Ones Journal, which contains interesting articles and practical advice about natural landscaping and biodiversity.