Anne Outdoors
Growing up on a farm in Michigan, I have been interested in outdoor activities all my life.  Gardening, birding, watching butterflies, and hiking are some of my hobbies.  I am available to present programs on gardening for birds and/or butterflies and to lead nature hikes.
Anne Parmley,
Metropolis Garden Club President
Master Naturalist
Founding Member of the Massac Nature Study Society
Member of the Shawnee Chapter of the Illinois Audubon Society
Member of the Friends of the Cache River Watershed
Butterfly Enthusiast

Massac Nature Study Society:  We will NOT meet on Saturday, October 20, because of the Fort Massac State Park Encampment.  
However, there are many other opportunities for getting outdoors this month:
Heron Pond hike at 10 a.m. on Saturday, October 13
Ferne Clyffe State Park Hike at Cedar Bluff, Saturday, October 20, noon-2 p.m., for meeting place directions, call the Wetlands Center at 618-657-2064; 
The Kincaid Mounds Archaeology Field Day program is scheduled for Saturday, October 27, 2018, at the Kincaid Mounds Historic Site.  Formal programs will start at 10:00 a.m., 12:00 noon, and 2:00 p.m., with a walking tour to Mound 8, and there will be Mississippian artifact displays. Free event.
Boo at the Slough, Sunday, October 28, 1:00-3:30 p.m., Cache River Wetlands Center, This program engages elementary to middle school age children on a guided trick-or-treat adventure through the Wetlands Center and along Egret Slough Trail. The 0.5-mile hike offers a chance for families to interact with misunderstood creatures of the swamp and to enjoy the magic of Halloween. Children are welcome to wear Halloween costumes.

The Massac Nature Study Society will meet at 9 a.m. on November 17 at the Bellrose Waterfowl Reserve within Cypress Creek Wildlife Refuge.  This area is closed to the public; however, we have permission for this trip. Directions will be posted soon.

Metropolis Garden Club:  Our next meeting will be Monday, November 13, at 9:30 a.m. at the Metropolis Community Center, 900 West 10th Street.  Hostesses are Bea Adkins, Audrey Williams, and Sharon Lynn.  For more information or to join the club, please call Anne at 618-524-9022.

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A local source for native plants is Southernwood Gardens, phone: 618 833 2769 or 697 3798, located at 4650 Rhine Rd, Alto Pass, IL.