Welcome to Wild Ones of Columbus

Our website is only partially working. The National Office is working to correct this problem. In the meantime, we will post details of the monthly program and members will get emails about the programs so watch for those. Sorry for the inconvenience.

This winter, programs will be cancelled in the event of a Level 2 Snow Emergency.

Information about our next program:

Date: February 9, 2019

Topic: If You Plant it, They Will Come: A Butterfly Habitat Success Story

Speaker: Chris Kline: Chris is the former butterfly specialist at Franklin Park Conservatory in Columbus.

Chris will discuss how Butterfly Ridge has tripled the size of its butterfly population in four short years. Included in his talk will be a virtual tour of Butterfly Ridge, a discussion of plants that have worked well, and a discussion of those plants that have been a disappointment. Chris will also give away a copy of his book, Butterfly Gardening with Native Plants to a lucky Participant! There will be a seed exchange at the end of the program. 

Time: 10am-noon

Location: Innis House at Inniswood Metro Gardens, 940 Hempsted Road, Westerville, OH 43081. 

Chapter Information: 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 10am -noon. Programs are free to the public.  We’d love to have you join Wild Ones so you can 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. WildOnesAtWork at Whetsone PrairieThe prairie is located at the south end of Whetstone Park and identified by signs. Recently, it has been worked on by the city to eradicate trees. We anxiously await to see how it will look next spring.

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.