Author John Moriarty: A Field Guide to the Natural World of the Twin Cities

Tuesday, January 21, 2020, 7:00 – 8:45 pm

FamilyMeans building in Stillwater

Local author John Moriarty’s new book, A Field Guide to the Natural World of the Twin Cities, is an illustrated guide to the natural habitats and rich diversity of wildlife in the greater Minneapolis and St. Paul metro area. John’s talk will highlight some of his favorite places in the metro and provide interesting natural history facts for some of the plants and animals included in the book.

John is the Senior Manager of Wildlife at Three Rivers Park District and has been with the Park District for 15 years. He has been involved in many of the wildlife restoration efforts and initiated the snake and butterfly efforts. His book is published by the University of Minnesota Press.

John will have books for sale and will be available after his talk to sign copies.
Free and everyone is welcome.




Wild Ones 2020 Design With Nature Conference

Where Have All the Fireflies Gone?  Gardening in Challenging Times

Saturday, February 29, 2020 9:00 am – 4:30 pm


James B. Woulfe Alumni Hall, Anderson Student Center, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minnesota

Where Have All the Fireflies Gone?  Gardening in Challenging Times

Exploring what we can do in our own small corners of the world to nurture, strengthen and sustain the complex and fragile web that connects soil, plants and animals.

Conference Speakers:

Neil Diboll

Prairie Nursery President and Consulting Ecologist

Alan Branhagen

MN Arboretum Director of Operations

Thelma Heidel-Baker
Entomologist, Environmental Educator, Organic Farmer



When you join or renew your Wild Ones membership you enable us to continue offering programs like these. A portion of every membership fee goes to fund our chapter programs.



We sponsor monthly programs on native plants and natural landscapes. Meetings are free and  the public is welcome. Come join us if you’re interested in gardening with native plants and enjoying natural landscapes.

Our 2020 meetings will be held the third Tuesday of the month at the  FamilyMeans building, 1875 Northwestern Ave. in Stillwater.  Socializing begins at 6:30 pm with brief announcements and then our speaker at 7 pm.

Garden tours/field trips are typically held on weekends. and occur year-round. 

Read about these benefits of membership.

We  join with other Minnesota Wild Ones chapters to present  an annual  Design with Nature Conference.