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 native plants, birds, or butterflies and to lead nature hikes.
Anne Parmley,
Metropolis Garden Club President
Garden Clubs of Illinois, District VII,  Bees, Birds, & Butterflies Chairman
Master Naturalist
Founding Member of the Massac Nature Study Society
Shawnee Chapter of the Illinois Audubon Society Member
Friends of the Cache River Watershed Board Member
Butterfly Enthusiast

If conditions permit, the next regular meeting of the Metropolis Garden Club will be at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, September 14, at the Metropolis Community Center with Amy Morgan, Bonnie Middagh, and  Barb Krempasky as hostesses.   Visitors are welcome.

The next meeting of the Massac Nature Study Society will be on Saturday, August 15, at 9 a.m. (weather permitting) at the farm of Anne and William Parmley, 1123 Country Club Road.  It will feature a tour of the butterfly gardens.  There is room for social distancing of at least 6 feet.  Please bring a camp chair (or equivalent).  Anyone with an interest in nature (especially native plants and butterflies) is welcome!  Please RSVP at

Some of my favorite links:

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