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

The Metropolis Garden Club will meet on Monday, July 15, at 9:30 a.m. at the Metropolis Community Center, 900 West 10th Street, to carpool to: Pappy's Root Cellar Daylily Farm, 20 West Glendale Road, Simpson, Illinois.  A stop at the Chocolate Factory is scheduled on the way home.

The Massac Nature Study Society will meet on Saturday, July 20, 1 p.m., at the Metropolis Public Library, 317 Metropolis Street.  John Schwegman will present “Dragonflies of Southern Illinois.”  This will include the diversity of dragonfly species in Illinois and their various habits and habitats as well as the life history of dragonflies in general.  Following the program will be a discussion of the decline of insect populations.   Anyone with an interest in nature is invited to attend.

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.