2022 Programs & Events Schedule

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Wednesday, Nov 16, 2022

A View From the Glen: Restoration of a Small Urban Park in Kalamazoo 

featuring: Friends of Glen Park South

7-8 pm

First United Methodist Church
212 S. Park St., downtown Kalamazoo

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display of native wildflowers

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2023 Schedule

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Zoom meetings Jan & Feb
In-person meetings March to Nov

First United Methodist Church
212 S. Park St., downtown Kalamazoo

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2022 Schedule

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Recordings from online presentations can be viewed on our KAWO YouTube channel.

Sunday, January 9  Honoring Tom Small • hosted by Paul Olexia and Ilse Gebhard with invited speakers • 2:00 pm on Zoom (view Zoom recording)

Wednesday, January 26  Choosing Plants for Pollinators • Rebecca Tonietto, University of Michigan-Flint • 7:00 pm on Zoom (view Zoom recording)

Wednesday, February 23  The Once and Future Oak Ecosystems: Restoring the Culture • Tyler Bassett, Michigan Natural Features Inventory and Tom Small, KAWO • 7:00 pm on Zoom (view Zoom recording)

Wednesday, March 23  Invasive Jumping Worms: The Impact of a New Soil Invader • Brad Herrick, University of Wisconsin-Madison Arboretum • 7:00 pm on Zoom (view Zoom recording)

Wednesday, April 27  Monarchs as a Flagship Species: Can Conservation Focused on One Species Benefit All? • Karen Oberhauser, University of Wisconsin-Madison Arboretum • 7:00 pm, Kalamazoo First United Methodist Church (address details above).

Saturday, May 14  Spring ephemerals field trip • Paul Olexia, KAWO • Joint  activity with South Bend chapter • Love Creek Nature Center • 9:00 am – 1:00 pm.

Wednesday, May 25  Birds and Berries: The Importance of Native Fruit-Bearing Shrubs for Migrating Landbirds • Jen Owen, Michigan State University • Joint meeting with Audubon Society of Kalamazoo • 7:00 pm, People’s Church, 1758 N 10th St Kalamazoo. (view Zoom recording of live presentation)

Sunday, June 5  29th Annual Spring Plant Exchange • Tom and Ruth Small’s Home • 1:00-5:00 pm.

Saturday, June 18  Wild Ones Community Native Plant Sale • People’s Food Co-op, 507 Harrison St, Kalamazoo • 10:00 am – 3:00 pm.

Saturday, Sept 10  Native Plant Propagation WorkshopCo-hosted by KAWO/Western Michigan University • 9:00 am – 12:00 pm, WMU campus

Saturday, July 9  Field trip to oak savanna restoration • Tyler Bassett, Michigan Natural Features Inventory • MacCready Nature Reserve • 9:00 am – 12:00 noon. (Program description and directions here)

Saturday, July 23  Field trip to Lillian Anderson Arboretum • Ann Fraser, Kalamazoo College • Lillian Anderson Arboretum • 10:00 am – 12:00 noon. Meet at Oshtemo Township Park, not at the Arboretum.

Saturday, Sept 10  Native Plant Propagation WorkshopCo-hosted by KAWO/Western Michigan University • 9:00 am – 12:00 pm, WMU campus (this is a limited capacity event and pre-registration is required; details here)

Sunday, September 18  Annual Fall Plant Exchange, Jessie and Bill’s Home • 1:00-5:00 pm.  Everyone welcome!

Wednesday, September 28  What’s Bugging You?: Identifying insect pests by the “signs” they leave behind • Sara Tanis, Kalamazoo Valley Community College • 7:00 pm, Kalamazoo First United Methodist Church

Wednesday, October 26  Panel Presentation: A Wealth of Experience within KAWO • Members of KAWO • 7:00 pm, Kalamazoo First United Methodist Church

Wednesday, November 16  A View from the Glen: Restoration of a Small Urban Park in Kalamazoo • Paul MacNellis, former Director, WMU Landscape Services Department and Karin Larsen, Friends of Glen Park South • 7:00 pm, Kalamazoo First United Methodist Church


* Beginning in April, our featured speaker meetings will be in-person events.
Meetings are held at Kalamazoo First United Methodist Church, 212 S. Park St., downtown Kalamazoo, near Bronson Park – Parking lot entry is off Academy Street.  View Map

Event cancellation policy: If Kalamazoo Public Schools or the meeting venue are closed, our Indoor Program will be canceled. Field Trips and Plant Exchanges proceed rain or shine. If the weather is questionably severe, please watch WWMT Channel 3 or our website and Facebook page for confirmation. Time permitting there may also be an email cancellation notice.


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