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:  The next meeting will be a program, Prehistoric peoples of Southern Illinois, by John Schwegman at the Metropolis Public Library on Saturday, July 21, at 1 p.m.  Everyone is welcome!

Metropolis Garden Club Summer Outings:

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 hawk-moth 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).

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.