Wild Ones annual conference

Are you familiar with Wild Ones? It’s a “national, not-for-profit environmental education and advocacy organization” founded in Milwaukee, WI, in 1979. There are 50 chapters in 13 states—six in Minnesota, including two in the Twin Cities area—that are devoted to native plants and natural landscapes. http://www.wildonestwincities.org http://www.wildones.org/chapters/scos/

The Design With Nature Annual Conference takes place Saturday, March 1, 2013, at the Plymouth Creek Center in Plymouth, MN. Four excellent speakers will make presentations throughout the day. In between the seminars, I will be among a dozen exhibitors as I show and have for sale prints and note cards of native plants. I look forward to seeing you there.

Conference speakers

Darrel Morrison, landscape architect, educator, and author—a pioneer in using native plant communities as models for the design of gardens and landscapes

Dawn Pape, environmental educator, author, and photographer

Bonnie Harper-Lore, restoration ecologist, educator, and author

Diane Hilscher, landscape architect and ecologist

Wild Geranium (Geranium maculatum)

Nature prints on exhibition

My nature-printing teacher, Sonja Larsen, was invited to exhibit some of her original monotype botanical prints in the gallery at The FrameWorks in the Highland Park neighborhood of St. Paul, Minnesota. http://www.frameworksmn.com

Friends and fellow students stopped by the opening on Saturday night to see Sonja’s latest techniques, celebrate her work, and hold a mini reunion. It was stimulating to see that some of Sonja’s work is more abstract than previously, but all of it was captivating, inspiring, and affordable. In addition to the attractive framed prints, several baskets of smaller, matted prints are also available. Sonja’s work will be on display until April 6, 2013.

Sonja Larsen’s nature prints on display at The FrameWorks in St. Paul.

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