Posts Categorized: Member Messages

Jackson Butterfly Count July 15, 2023

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Hi Folks,This coming Saturday is the Jackson count. We will meet at the West TN Agricultural Research and Education Center parking lot at 9:30 AM. Please be sure to bring your $3.00 NABA fee for the count. The forecast is calling for hot and very humid conditions, so be sure to bring lots of water […]

Ecology Based Landscape Practice: An Intensive 6-Part Course

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Greetings, My name is Jenny Turner, Promotions Assistant of New Directions in the American Landscape (, an educational series dedicated to the art, culture, and science of ecology-based landscape design founded in 1990 by Landscape Designer Larry Weaner. I am reaching out with registration information regarding our exciting live, virtual program this summer, Ecology-based Landscape: An Intensive […]

Schedule of Butterfly Counts with Bart Jones

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It sure is starting to look like spring in the Mid-South!!! Here is the tentative schedule for this year’s butterfly counts with Bart Jones. Vagaries with weather, etc. may affect dates, but Bart plans to keep us posted by email before the counts. The butterflies are already flying, so the spring counts may miss some species […]

Reading Recommendation: September 2022

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This month, consider reading with us! We’re reading Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants, written by Robin Wall Kimmerer. Published by Milkweed Editions in 2013: As a botanist, Robin Wall Kimmerer has been trained to ask questions of nature with the tools of science. As a member of the Citizen Potawatomi […]

10 Percent off your purchase from Overhill Gardens

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Overhill Gardens, located in Vonore, TN, is offering a special discount for Wild Ones Mid-South members! In honor of our One Year Celebration, get 10% off your purchase at Overhill Gardens. Check out Overhill Gardens current plant list on their website. This native plant nursery has some of the most beautiful and unusual natives grown […]

Candidates for 2022-2023

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Proud to announce the Slate of Officers for Wild Ones Mid-South 2022-23: President: Jill Maybry, current Curator of the Pollinator and Delta Gardens at Memphis Botanic Garden, formerly worked for 10 years as Lead Horticulturist at the Memphis Zoo, after 2 years as the zoo’s Greenhouse Manager and Plant Sale Manager. Vice President: Anne Ballentine, […]

Reading Recommendation: July 2022

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This month, consider reading with us! We’re reading The Insect Crisis: The Fall of the Tiny Empires That Run the World, written by Oliver Milman. Published in March of 2022: “A devastating examination of how collapsing insect populations worldwide threaten everything from wild birds to the food on our plate.” Also available here. What should […]