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 Due November 30 - 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
Election Results Are In - Yesterday evening (11/16/23) an election was held at our November Chapter Meeting for officers for 2024.The results are:Secretary: Liz WendlandTreasurer:… Continue reading
Grant applications are open – Capitol Regional Watershed District - Capitol Region Watershed District’s 2024 cycle of Partner Grants is now open for applications. Applications are due via our online… 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



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.