Current programs

Most of our meetings and events are free and open to the public, but for the most benefits and to support our education and advocacy mission, please join Wild Ones and become a member. When you’re a member of Wild Ones, you’re a member of HGCNY!

We meet at Liverpool Library (directions) generally on the last Sunday of the month during the September through April program year, though some programs are rescheduled due to room or date conflicts.

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2017 Fall native plant sale

Getting ready for our fall plant sale
Getting ready for our fall plant sale

Our fall sale is on Sat. Sept. 10 and Sun. Sept. 11. Sign up for our free  e-newsletter to get all the latest details!

Directions to the plant sale at the Allens.

Our 2017-2018 Programs

Check out our past programs from 2002 to 2017.

Unless noted otherwise, all of our programs take place at the Liverpool Public Library, 310 Tulip St. in Liverpool. (Directions)

Sun., Oct. 1 at 2:00 pm

Monarch butterfly on a milkweed, its host plant
Monarch butterfly on a milkweed, its host plant

JANET ALLEN will speak on Creating a Butterfly-friendly Landscape

We’re used to thinking of a butterfly garden as an area of our yard that has lots of nectar plants. But where do butterflies come from? Caterpillars! No caterpillars, no butterflies!  Caterpillars, of course, eat leaves, not nectar. But they can’t eat just any leaf. They eat leaves their species evolved with: our native plants. Our landscapes can be truly living landscapes when we plant the plants caterpillars can eat.  Learn how we can create not just butterfly gardens, but butterfly-friendly landscapes that preserve and protect butterflies and other insects for the benefit and joy of future generations.

NOTE: This is our September meeting, postponed one week due to a room conflict.

Sun., Oct. 29 at 2:00 pm

Chickadee with a caterpillar
Native plants produce the caterpillars birds need to feed their young

We’ll have an update on the HABITAT NETWORK  a project of The Nature Conservancy and The Cornell Lab. The Habitat Network is powered by YardMap.

Sun., Nov. 26 at 2:00 pm

Book Discussion. Watch HGCNY’s FB page and newsletter for the book selection.

December (No meeting – Happy holidays!)

Sun., Jan. 21 at 2:00 pm

AMY SAMUELS, Education & Outreach Coordinator for the Onondaga Environmental Institute will speak on Native Plants and Rain Gardens.

Sun., Feb. 18

Sun., Mar. 25

Sun., Apr. 29 at 2:00 pm

Skype presentation with HEATHER HOLM, author of Pollinators of Native Plants: Attract, Observe and Identify Pollinators and Beneficial Insects with Native Plants
and of Bees: An Identification and Native Plant Forage Guide.

Field Trip May or June