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, email@example.com
Metropolis Garden Club President
Garden Clubs of Illinois, State and District VII, Bees, Birds, & Butterflies Chairman
Founding Member of the Massac Nature Study Society
Shawnee Chapter of the Illinois Audubon Society Member
Friends of the Cache River Watershed Board Member
Illinois Butterfly Monitor at the Cache River Egret Slough
The Metropolis Garden Club field trip to the Barkhausen Cache River Wetlands Center will be on Friday, September 24, at 10 a.m. Meet at the Community Center at 9:30 a.m. to carpool. We will have a short business meeting there. We will bring our lunch and use the picnic tables behind the Wetlands Center.
The Massac Nature Study Society will meet on Saturday, October 2, at 9:30 a.m. for a nature walk. Please meet at the Bluebird Trail parking area, just before the lake.
It is hoped that John Schwegman's program on Wild Orchids of Illinois can be rescheduled from our cancelled August meeting to sometime this winter. John has photographed most of the 57 orchids known to have grown in the wild in Illinois and will give details of their biology and habitat as well as their population status in the state. Massac Nature Study Society meetings are open to anyone with an interest in nature.
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 August 3, 2021.