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 native plants, birds, or butterflies and to lead nature hikes.
Anne Parmley,
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

The November meeting of the Metropolis Garden Club has been cancelled.

The next meeting of the Massac Nature Study Society will be on Saturday, November 21, at 9:30 a.m. at the Parmley Prairie, 1123 Country Club Road, Metropolis, weather-permitting.  The group will walk around the field, looking for birds that are feasting on the grass seeds and identifying plants in their winter garb.  Please RSVP at

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.