In the Media: West Cook Wild Ones

Here you can find articles written about our organization or where we are mentioned:


West Cook Wild Ones (with financial support from OPRF Communityworks and PlanItGreen) worked with a local school to create a habitat garden:‘sanctuary’-garden-grows-up-at-Brooks/

Deb’s Big Backyard talks with Pam and Stephanie about simple things we can do to support biodiversity in our yards.


WCWO is one of the founding groups of Chicago Living Corridors.  Here Mike Nowak talks with Pam and Art (WCWO and CLC Board Members): Dedicated Podcast

Our take on garden clean-up gets a mention:

Pam Todd was part of Worldview’s Eco-quiz for an Earth Day Celebration at the Adler Planetarium.  Listen here (Pam comes in around 10:00): WBEZ Soundcloud

We were part of the Living Landscapes Project and had entered a “pitch” competition (a kinder, gentler Shark Tank) for the Oak Park River Forest Community Foundation’s Big Idea Contest.


Jerome McDonnell of WBEZ’s Worldview interviewed Paddy Woodworth, special event speaker on November 10 and author of Our Once and Future Planet:  Interview on Soundcloud

Mike Nowak Podcast with Pam Todd, Sally Stovall, and Dick Alton on the beginning of the wildlife corridor: Podcast May 13, 2015

Jerome McDonnell’s interview of Doug Tallamy and Pam Todd on WBEZ: Soundcloud

Chicago Tribune: “Gardening with Native Plants the Focus of the Living Landscapes Conference”

Green Community Connections: “Meet the Native Plant Experts: Trish Beckjord”

A mention in Adrian Ayres Fisher’s article: “If We’re Serious about Saving Bees and Butterflies, Here’s What We Should Do”

Seeding Chicago: “Native Landscaping Conference Coming to Dominican University May 17”



Deb Quantock McCarey: Native Seed Saving

Green Community Connections (GCC): Native Garden Tour

Deb’s Big Backyard: Backyard Butterflies

GCC with Pam Todd Backyard Prairies

GCC: Bringing Nature Home

Oak Park-River Forest Patch: WCWO’s Top Ten Native Plants for Full Sun




Our introduction! Where the Wild Ones Are

Letter: Leave the Leaves

Letter: Be Kind to Pollinators

Deb Quantock McCarey’s Blog: Butterfly Gardening in the Fall

Deb Quantock McCarey: Winter-sowing