The Lexington chapter of Wild Ones will meet on
Saturday, July 20, 10 am
in Frankfort at Dolly Graham Park, on the corner of Second Street and Logan Street
We will visit two sites:
1.) Fantasy Forest, created 6 years ago as an urban micro-forest and planted with 100+ species of trees, shrubs, and wildflowers. This tour will highlight landscape worthy species that benefit birds and butterflies as well as rare species.
2.) The near-by garden of Debra Parrish, at 714 Shelby St. Debra has created a beautiful, bio-diverse backyard habitat with huge plants like prairie dock and ironweed. It is thrilling, but neat and tidy — quite a feat!
We will have refreshments, but we will also provide a short list of Frankfort restaurants where participants can g0 for a post-meeting lunch.
We welcome the public to our events
- advances the knowledge about the native plants of our region
- promotes the use of native plants in private and public landscapes
- encourages the creation of gardens that sustain bees, butterflies, moths, birds and other wildlife
- hosts monthly meetings with an educational program and an opportunity for socializing and networking
- organizes an annual plant exchange in May
- collaborates with other organizations to promote sustainable landscape design and plant choices
- created a pollinator garden at Wellington Park, Lexington, and continue to maintain it
- contribute to the establishment of community gardens and the restoration of stream banks
- offer presentations to interested groups about ecological gardening
- have planted numerous Monarch Way Stations in central Kentucky