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  • Wildflower Association of Michigan | Home
    6 7 2016 at the Kellogg Center Michigan State University We are happy to announce Larry Weaner will be our keynote speaker and will be presenting on both Sunday and Monday Larry is a nationally recognized and awarded Landscape Designer with over 30 years of landscape design and installation experience combining expertise in horticulture environmental science and the traditions of garden design Please visit our Conference Page for a complete

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  • Wildflower Association of Michigan | Home
    6 7 2016 at the Kellogg Center Michigan State University We are happy to announce Larry Weaner will be our keynote speaker and will be presenting on both Sunday and Monday Larry is a nationally recognized and awarded Landscape Designer with over 30 years of landscape design and installation experience combining expertise in horticulture environmental science and the traditions of garden design Please visit our Conference Page for a complete

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  • Wildflower Association of Michigan | Home
    6 7 2016 at the Kellogg Center Michigan State University We are happy to announce Larry Weaner will be our keynote speaker and will be presenting on both Sunday and Monday Larry is a nationally recognized and awarded Landscape Designer with over 30 years of landscape design and installation experience combining expertise in horticulture environmental science and the traditions of garden design Please visit our Conference Page for a complete

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  • Wildflower Association of Michigan | About Us
    provide education on native plants and native landscaping through our conference our website our grant program and our quarterly newsletter We are best known for our annual conference a two day educational seminar that attracts hundreds of people from the Great Lakes area Speakers include local regional and national experts on various plant species native plant communities current research invasive species control environmental concerns wildlife native garden designs and more

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  • Wildflower Association of Michigan | Wildflower Conference 2016
    the region of its splendor by the Mid 1900s Following the Clean Water Act in 1972 water pollution has all but ceased and water quality in the Rouge and Detroit Rivers has significantly improved This session examines strategies underway to restore fish and wildlife habitat and their abundant populations Current projects on Belle Isle and Fordson Island are showcased as part of the discussion Concurrent Session 2 Big Ten C AMANDA MEIER Doctoral Student Ecology Evolutionary Biology University of Michigan The Far reaching Effects of Soil Fungi on Plant Insect Interactions Beneficial soil fungi such as mycorrhizal fungi can have extensive effects on plants and insects above ground Mycorrhizal fungi associate with over 80 of all plant species and provide plants with nutrients in exchange for sugars from the plant in a mutually beneficial relationship Amanda will discuss the important role mycorrhizal fungi play in interactions among plants insects and the predators of insects above ground She will review this research performed at the University of Michigan in milkweed Asclepias species and the insect herbivores of milkweed including monarch caterpillars and aphids She will conclude with comments on why we should consider mycorrhizal fungi in our own natural landscapes 2 30pm 2 45pm Break 2 45pm 3 45pm Big Ten A HEATHER HOLM Author Pollinators of Native Plants Attracting Bees and Beneficial Insects with Native Plants Most insects have a positive impact in our landscapes Native plants can be selected to attract specific bees and beneficial insects including predatory and parasitic wasps beetles flies true bugs and lacewings Learn about the predator prey relationships of these flower visiting beneficial insects and how they help keep problem insect populations in balance The life cycles diversity and nesting habitats of native bees will also be covered along with examples of native plants for different site conditions 3 45pm 4 00pm Break 4 00pm 5 00pm Annual Meeting Red Cedar Room A cash bar will be available Monday March 7 2016 8 00am 9 00am Registration and Refreshments Red Cedar Room 9 00am 9 10am Greetings and Announcements Big Ten A 9 10am 10 15am Keynote Presentation Big Ten A LARRY WEANER FAPLD Landscape Designer President Larry Weaner Landscape Associates At Home with Native Plants Discover how to use your region s native flora to achieve landscapes that are diverse beautiful and low maintenance Through a series of case studies this presentation explores the dynamic ecological processes that occur in our native woodlands shrub lands and meadows and illustrates their direct application in a variety of residential landscapes Examples will feature effective solutions to common landscape situations including entrance areas screen and bank plantings as well as techniques for establishing native wildflower meadows and woodland gardens in various contexts 10 15am 10 45am Break You are invited to visit our vendors in the Centennial Room 10 45am 11 45am Concurrent Session 1 Big Ten B DAVE MINDELL PlantWise LLC My Yard s on Fire AGAIN Safe and effective prescribed Burns in Residential Settings

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  • Wildflower Association of Michigan | Become a Member
    Reading Forums Links Contact Us Become a Member Membership benefits include Reduced registration rates for the annual Michigan Wildflower Conference Subscription to Wildflowers the association s quarterly newsletter Supporting the association s mission to promote coordinate and participate in education enjoyment science and stewardship of native wildflowers and their habitats Complete form and mail with payment made out to WAM Membership Form Mail to Jean Weirich 3387 Fulton Street Muskegon

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  • Wildflower Association of Michigan | Grant Program
    to as much of the public as possible all grant recipients will receive packets of information to assist them in completing their projects Included will be a list of sources for educational materials a list of Michigan native species nurseries and seed suppliers additional grant dollar sources and other selected reading materials Prior to completing your application form please review the criteria for this year s grant program as well as the summary of the follow up procedures and Final Project Report required of all recipients of WAM grants Please review this information carefully as it may prove valuable when designing your project and submitting your application In particular please note the deadlines and signatures required for each application Improperly submitted applications will not be considered for funding Each applicant may request up to 1000 in support These funds can be used to purchase plants and seeds as well as mulch labels or signs The application deadline is December 15 2015 All applicants will be notified if they are or are not recipients of an award no later than January 31 2016 Awardees will receive their funds at the Awards Luncheon on Sunday March 6 2016 during the Michigan Wildflower

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  • Wildflower Association of Michigan | Newsletter
    0 MB Summer 2010 Preview 0 9 MB Spring 2010 0 7 MB Winter 2010 0 7 MB 2009 Fall 2009 1 0 MB Summer 2009 0 7 MB Spring 2009 0 5 MB Winter 2009 1 1 MB 2008 Summer Fall 2008 1 1 MB Spring 2008 4 8 MB Winter 2008 0 4 MB 2007 Fall 2007 1 1 MB Spring Summer 2007 0 7 MB 2006 Fall

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