Welcome to Wild Ones of Columbus

Wild Ones promotes environmentally sound landscaping practices to preserve biodiversity through the preservation, restoration and establishment of native plant communities. Wild Ones is a not-for-profit environmental education and advocacy organization. The Columbus Chapter of Wild Ones celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2014. Except for field trips, the chapter typically meets the second Saturday of each month. Presentations take place from 10-11:30 a.m. Please see our calendar of events for details of each month’s program. Programs are free to the public except for the annual seed exchange meeting which is for members only.  We’d love to have you join Wild Ones so you can get free native seed for your natural landscaping needs. 

If there is a Level 2 snow emergency (or higher) on the day of a program, it will be cancelled

The Whetstone Prairie Project started in 2004 and has continued to be a joint project between Columbus Recreation and Parks and Wild Ones Columbus Chapter. WildOnesAtWork at Whetsone PrairieThe prairie is located at the south end of Whetstone Park and identified by signs.

We currently support the National Wildlife Federation, Ohio Department of Natural Resources by displaying logos, contact information, educational materials and membership forms. We forward an Ohio based monthly newsletter, Nature Scoop, to all members.