Program Archive

During the pandemic, some of our virtual programs are being made available in this archive. We hope you enjoy them!

14 Years of Butterfly Research at Kitty Todd Nature Preserve – recorded March 9, 2021

Native Plant Q&A with Wild Ones board members – recorded February 9, 2021

Marine Debris in the Great Lakes – recorded November 12, 2020


The Bombus Among Us, by Heather Holm – recorded on September 25, 2020

Heather Holm is the author of Bees: An Identification and Native Plant Forage Guide and Pollinators of Native Plants, and is the vice president of the Wild Ones Prairie Edge Chapter (MN). In her program, about these charismatic pollinators, she illustrates the bumble bee life cycle through the growing season and the importance of selecting the right native plants to meet the nutritional needs of the queens, workers, and males. Learn more about their habitat, the impacts on populations from climate change and common upper Midwestern and Eastern bumble bee species. She also features rare species in decline, including the federally endangered rusty patched bumble bee.

Wild Ones Presents “Nature’s Best Hope,” by Dr. Doug Tallamy – recorded on July 10, 2020

Wild Ones Honorary Director Dr. Doug Tallamy recently presented a program for Wild Ones based on his new book, Nature’s Best Hope. This program is a great way to introduce your friends to the concept of native plants, and help them understand why we keep telling them to start growing natives!

Watch the recording of this program on YouTube, here.


The Hidden World Beneath Your Plant’s Feet – recorded on July 16, 2020


Miroots in a vase by Gayle Trautman on Flickrke Weintraub, Professor of Soil Ecology at the University of Toledo, talked to us about the important relationship between plants and soil.


A Sportsman’s Track to Conservation – recorded on September 15, 2020

Join us for a virtual program with Patrick Hogan, Vice President of Tomahawk Archers Club and winner of the 2019 Wild Ones Landscape Award and the 2020 GRI Conservation Partnership Award. As he is interviewed by Ashlee Decker of the Green Ribbon Initiative, Patrick shares how his passion for hunting led him to dive deep into the world of ecological conservation and community organization. See footage of the archery club and the diversity of plants that now inhabit the grounds after years of restoration work.

Watch the recording of this program on our Google drive, here.