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.

Winter is around the corner. Programs will be cancelled in the event of a Level 2 Snow Emergency.

Information about our next program:

On January 12, we will hear a presentation by Rick Gardner entitled “Central Ohio Prairies: Natural History Rarities and Remnants. Central Ohio was home to numerous prairies, primarily located in the historical Darby Plains, west of Columbus and the Pickaway Plains near Circleville. Rick will discuss their natural history, the numerous plants and animals that inhabit these special habitats and remnants you may visit today. Rick Gardner is the Chief Botanist for the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Natural Areas and Preserves. He also manages all the Ohio State Parks. This program will be held in the Innis House at Inniswood Metro Gardens, 940 Hempsted Road, Westerville, OH 43081. The program will be from 10:00am-noon.

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.