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 tentatively be a nature walk at Bell Smith Springs at 9 a.m. on Saturday, October 20.  More details later. 
November 17 will be a field trip to Bellrose Waterfowl Reserve within Cypress Creek Wildlife Refuge.  This area is closed to the public; however, we have permission for this trip. 

Metropolis Garden Club:  Our next meeting will be Monday, October 8 at 9:30 a.m. at the Metropolis Community Center, 900 West 10th Street.  Hostesses are Bonnie Middagh, Amy Morgan, and Barb Krempasky.  Program will be our Annual Craft Day presented by Gina Pritchett.  For more information or to join the club, please call Anne at 618-524-9022.

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.