Welcome to the Lexington Chapter of Wild Ones


Our next meeting will be on Thursday, November 1, 6:30 pm, at St Michael’s Church, 2025 Bellefonte Drive

Dr. Ellen Crocker will provide an introduction to mushrooms and other fungi. She will discuss what fungi are doing in the environment, the basics of fungal biology, and the characteristics used to distinguish common groups of mushrooms.

We will have refreshments and a fall plant exchange at 6:30, and Ellen’s presentation will begin at 7 pm. If you are bringing plants to exchange, please arrive between 6 and 6:30 pm to place and exhibit your plants near the Bellefonte side entrance to the church buildings (look for the white cross). Ideally plants should be potted, but they can also be dug on the day of the exchange and kept moist in paper and plastic. All plants must be labeled, and they must be native.



Our Wild Ones OrganizationRosa Carolina seeds, close-up lp

  • advances the knowledge about the native plants of our region and their habitats
  • 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



Our Chapter

  • hosts monthly meetings with an educational program and an opportunity for socializing
  • organizes an annual plant exchange in May
  • conducts tours of native plant gardens for the Lexington community
  • collaborates with other organizations to promote sustainable landscape design and plant choices


Our Members

  • 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