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

District VII Flower Show Workshop 
Wednesday, February 27 at 9:30 a.m. at St. Francis Xavier Hall, 303 S Poplar St, Carbondale, IL 62901
Any questions, please contact Jeanne Wacker: or
618-457-6731 or 618-559-8154.
127 New Cedar Hill Road, Carbondale, IL 62902.

The Massac Nature Study Society will meet at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 16, at the Cache River Wetlands Center to attend a Slide Tour of the Great Smoky Mountains. John Schwegman will showcase the stunning diversity of spring wildflowers in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, along with a variety of nesting and migrating birds, including the rare Swainson’s warbler.   All are welcome. This event is free and open to anyone with an interest in nature.  There will be a short nature walk after the program, weather permitting.

The Metropolis Garden Club will meet on Monday, March 11, at 9:30 a.m. at the Metropolis Community Center, 900 West 10th Street.  Hostesses are Marilene Westerman, Linda Ramsey, and Vicki Gillespie. Guests are welcome at our meetings.

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.