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
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
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The next meeting of the Metropolis Garden Club will be on Monday, September 9,  9:30 a.m., at the Metropolis Community Center, 900 West 10th Street, Metropolis.  Hostesses will be Joyce Taylor and Vicki Gillespie.  The Program is Growing Geraniums and Keeping Them Through the Winter by Club Secretary/Master Gardener Shirley Dishinger.  Lecture and handouts.

Metropolis Garden Club Field Trip:  Monday, September 23, Ferne Clyffe State Park, time to be determined.  Sign up during the September 9th meeting.

The Massac Nature Study Society will meet on Saturday, September 21, 10 a.m., at the Cache River Wetlands Center.  We will attend the program on Monarch Butterfly Migration and walk the Pollinator Garden Trail.  (Followed by lunch at Los Marias, optional)  Anyone with an interest in nature is invited to attend this free event.

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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.