Wild Ones teaches people about the importance of native plants, for the health of the environment and everything living in it. Our goal is to get more native plants in the ground in all landscapes — homes, businesses, schools, and more. Our chapter’s membership primarily comes from St. Paul and surrounding communities in Minnesota.

Chapter Meetings & Tours

Chapter meetings and tours are free and open to the public!

December Break

Big River Big Woods will not meet in December.  We wish you a healthy and happy holiday season.


Lawns to Legumes Grant Applications Now Being Accepted - The Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources is now accepting applications for the Lawns to Legumes program, through Blue Thumb.  Full details are on their site. Continue reading
Miles for Monarchs - Miles for Monarchs is a twice-yearly event held by Wild One’s partner, Monarch Joint Venture (MJV) that corresponds to the… Continue reading
August 10: In the Field – Ecology-based Landscape Practice - Date & Time: Thursday, August 10th, 2023, 9 AM - 4:30 PM CT,  Location: 1207 Seminole Hwy, Madison, WI 53711, … Continue reading
Highways for Habitat - Another bill the legislature passed this year sets up Highways for Habitat."The commissioner must establish a highways for habitat program… Continue reading
Cities Have to Allow Native Plantings in Yards - This year the Minnesota Legislature passed a law that requires cities to allow homeowners to install and maintain "a managed… Continue reading
Living Mulch Video Available - View the presentation on Living Mulch that Kaitlyn O’Connor gave at our April 27, 2023, chapter meeting.  Video link: https://youtu.be/t3BvMcjeW-s Continue reading



Big River Big Woods sponsors a number of service projects. We invite anyone who is interested in helping restore native landscapes to donate time to one or all of these projects. If you would like to volunteer, send a note  to contact@bigriverbigwoods.org and we will get back to you with the most up to date details.

Watch & Listen

Top photo Smooth Blue Aster, second photo by Carol Crowe, Canada Goldenrod, third photo by Carol Crowe, Spikenard, fourth photo by Carol Crowe, Rose Hips.