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 native plants, birds, or butterflies and to lead nature hikes.
Anne Parmley, firstname.lastname@example.org
Metropolis Garden Club President
Garden Clubs of Illinois, State and District VII, Bees, Birds, & Butterflies Chairman
Founding Member of the Massac Nature Study Society
Friends of the Cache River Watershed Board Member
Illinois Butterfly Monitor at the Cache River Egret Slough
Shawnee Chapter of the Illinois Audubon Society Member
On Saturday, October 15, from 9 a.m. until noon, the Massac Nature Study Society will participate in the annual Cache River Fall Migration Mini Sit. We will meet in the same location as last year: Cache River Lower Access, off Perks Road. Please register for this event: https://extension.illinois.edu/events/2022-10-15-fall-migration-mini-sit#:~:text=A%20%E2%80%9Cmini%2Dsit%22%20is,lunch%20to%20enjoy%20the%20event. Click on the red "Register by October 11" link. There will be a "bring your own lunch" picnic at the Wetlands Center following the Mini Sit to discuss observations. Registration is required by October 11. Anyone with an interest in nature is welcome to join us.
Some of my favorite links:
Garden Clubs of Illinois, Inc. Be sure to look at all the information about pollinators. Just click on Special Projects, then Planting for Pollinators.
Southern Illinois Wildflower Map This will open in a browser but may not in the maps app.
A local source for native plants is Southernwood Gardens, phone: 618 833 2769 or 697 3798, located at 4650 Rhine Rd, Alto Pass, IL.
revised September 19, 2022.