Chapter Programs

Most monthly programs are open to both members and non-members. However, some will have space or venue limitations and will need pre- registration. Indoor programs will typically be held in the Fellowship Hall on the lower level of the Emmaus Baptist Church, 712 Linden Street N, Northfield, Minnesota. Parking is located on the south side of the church.

2021 Chapter Program Schedule

Programs at Emmaus Church unless otherwise noted. We will not start in person meetings until it is safe to do so. Outside tour dates may change due to weather. 

Thursday March 11, 2021 at 7:00PM   Planting a Pocket Prairie   by Bre Bauerly Via Zoom

Bre’s educational background is in Plant and Wetland Ecology with post graduate experience in Ecological Restoration. After several years as a project manager, she is now an Outreach Coordinator at Minnesota Native Landscapes (MNL) where she does promotions and presentations on converting lawns to native plant gardens, benefits of native plants, selecting and maintaining native plants for your projects and more.  She is highly knowledgeable and an excellent speaker. 

MNL sells Pocket Prairie Kits or everything you need to convert lawn to native flower gardens.

April 5, 6PM: Annual Dinner – details TBD 

April 30, 6PM: Spring ephemerals– Nerstrand Park – Led by Katie Gillispie  

May 14th: Jumping Worms – Nancy Schumacher and the Wild Ones Jumping Worms focus group 

May 22 9AM -3PM: Plant Sale – Nancy Schumacher 

June 10: Koester Prairie/Prairie Creek tour of early summer prairie flowers – Dave Kuhnau or Craig Koester.  

June 10th & 12th: Park work days. Park by Greenvale school and more.  

July 8, date may changeNative Planting yard tours and L2L yard tours 

Aug 12, 6:30pmRiver Bend Nature Center Prairie Tour led by Breana Wheeler  

Aug 27, 10AM: Monarch Tagging at Ney Nature Center – Bus trip 

Sep 9, 6PM: St. Olaf Natural lands – Guided tour  

Oct 14, 7PM: Gary Bullemer – MN Ducks and making duck decoys; plus potluck deserts and appetizers  

Nov 11, 7PM: Dragonflies by Scott King 

Dec 9 -11AM: Lunch at St. Olaf Buntrock Commons