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, anne.parmley@gmail.com
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
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Metropolis Garden Club Summer Outings:

June 19, 2018, Tuesday, 9:00 a.m.  Meet at the Metropolis Community Center, 900 West 10th Street, Metropolis, to carpool to the Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center, 2289 County Park Drive, Cape Girardeau, Missouri. Directions:  Located within the north portion of the Cape Girardeau County Park, just east of Interstate 55 (Exit 99). Take Kingshighway (State Highway 61) east 0.25 mile of I-55 to the park and nature center.

July 25, 2018, Wednesday, 9:30 a.m.  Meet at the Metropolis Community Center, 900 West 10th Street, Metropolis, to carpool to the Cache River Wetlands Center.  The club will tour the twelve small pollinator gardens planted by local groups including the Metropolis Garden Club.  The themed gardens are along a trail behind the center and include a milkweed garden, a hawkmoth garden, and a mixed native/exotic garden among others.

 August 27,2018, Monday, 9:30 a.m.  Elijah P. Curtis Home, Massac County Historical Museum, 405 Market Street, Metropolis.  Refreshments followed by a program:  History of the Metropolis Garden Club by Club Historian Amy Morgan. Lecture and scrapbooks for perusal by club members.  Tour of the Curtis Home herb and perennial gardens and tour of Club Secretary Shirley Dishinger’s gardens (514 Metropolis Street).

 

Massac Nature Study Society:  There will be no meeting in May.  The next meeting will be a field trip to Heron Pond on June 16th.  Please meet in the Heron Pond parking area at 9 a.m. for a nature hike.  Everyone is welcome!


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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.