Welcome to Wild Ones of Columbus

Join us this Saturday the 13th at 10am for a native butterfly walk at Hoover Meadows! Click here for more details.

Wild Ones, a not-for-profit environmental education and advocacy organization, promotes environmentally sound landscaping practices to preserve biodiversity through the preservation, restoration and establishment of native plant communities. The Columbus Chapter of Wild Ones celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2019. Except for field trips, the chapter typically meets the second Saturday of each month. Programs take place from 10am – noon and are free to the public. In the event of a Level 2 emergency, our monthly program will be cancelled. We’d love to have you join Wild Ones so you can learn how to meet your natural landscaping needs.

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. The 3.5-acre prairie is located at the south end of Whetstone Park and is identified by signs. In 2018, Columbus Recreation and Parks put into place a five-year management plan for the prairie. It was recently mowed to prevent invasives and woody plants from establishing, and was seeded with 35 native perennials.

We forward an Ohio-based monthly newsletter, Nature Scoop, to all members. Don’t forget to join our Facebook group, Wild Ones Columbus Native Plant Talk, follow us on Instagram and subscribe to our YouTube Channel!