What we do

Invasive plant field trip
Learning about invasive plants on a field trip to Baltimore Woods Nature Center

We have monthly programs from September through April, except for December. They usually take place the last Sunday in the month at 2:00 pm at Liverpool Public Library.

Some programs (due to room conflicts or holidays) must be rescheduled, so please confirm the date of programs you’re planning to attend.

Here is our schedule for the 2017 – 2018 program year. You can see the wide range of topics we’ve covered over the years in our program archive. We’ve offered quite an education over the years!

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Field trips

Habitat restoration field trip
A tour of the native plant habitat restoration project around Onondaga Lake

We plan a field trip for May or June. We’ve visited many special places over the years.

We generally have expert tour guides so we learn more about the ecology of each of these places.

Show Me, Help Me tours

Show Me Help Me tour
A Show Me Help Me tour

We organize Show Me Help Me yard tours during the summer.

Sometimes we visit home landscapes of fellow HGCNYers and sometimes we visit landscapes in the  community.

Native plant sales

Our native plant saleHolding native plant sales is an important activity for HGCNY.

Our plant sale is in September, but we often have a special plant sale in the spring, too.

The spring plant sale has often focused on milkweeds, but sometimes we distribute native nectar plants, too.

Spreading the word about native plants

Tabling at an event
Talking with the public about native plants and HGCNY

We’re often invited to participate in local events to talk with people about the importance of planting native plants.

Service projects

A garlic mustard pull
A garlic mustard pull

For many years, HGCNY has participated in an annual garlic mustard pull at Baltimore Woods Nature Center. We’re pleased to see that as the garlic mustard seedbank is exhausted, “our” area has fewer and fewer garlic mustard plants — and therefore, more and more of the native beauties, such as trillium, Baltimore Woods is famous for.

Help plan our events!

Rather than having a general business meeting, our officers and other interested Wild Ones members attend Planning Meetings in March, June, and September. Contact us if you’d like to be included.