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Meetings 7:00 p.m.

Crosswalk Community Church

38600 Palmer Rd Westland

(new location)

Meetings are held the third Thursday of the month between January and October.

Guest attendees are welcome!

The cost of attendance is $3 for guests or free with annual membership. Annual membership is $15 

see the Membership section for more details and application.

2023 Meetings

January 19 - Movie: "The Monarch a Butterfly Beyond Borders".

February 16 - "Q & A Session", Brenda Sattler,

March 16 - "Beckoning Butterflies", Jean Persely/ ZOOM

April 20 - "Using Shrubs to Benefit Butterflies, Moths, and Pollinators in Your Yard", by Rick Meader,

May 18 - "Rain Gardens", by Anna Carins; and a book signing of Brenda's second edition.

June 15 - "Parasitoids", by Brenda Sattler,

June 24, 3 B's Community Appreciation Day 11- 1 pm, 8500 Flamingo Blvd, Westland,

July 15 - Brenda Sattler, Westland, Garden Walk, 1 -4 pm,

July 22 - John Blair, Irish Hills, Garden Walk, 12:30 pm,

July 23 - "Buggin Out"/ Detroit Audubon/ SEMBA/ Bee's In the D, 12 - 3 pm, Detroit International Wildlife Refuge, 5437 W. Jefferson, Trenton.

July 29 - 3 B's Native Garden, Detroit Audubon/ SEMBA Event 1 pm, 8500 Flamingo Blvd, Westland.

August 8 - Tuesday, 7PM. Our speaker is Doug Tallamy. His presentation will be "Nature's Best Hope. He will be speaking via ZOOM. Guest $3 per person.


Doug Tallamy is the T. A. Baker Professor of Agriculture in the Department of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology at the University of Delaware, where he has authored 112 research publications and has taught insect related courses for 42 years. Chief among his research goals is to better understand the many ways insects interact with plants and how such interactions determine the diversity of animal communities. His books include Bringing Nature Home, The Living Landscape, co-authored with Rick Darke, Nature's Best Hope, a New York Times Best Seller, The Nature of Oaks, winner of the American Horticultural Society’s 2022 book award.    In 2021 he cofounded Homegrown National Park with Michelle Alfandari ( His awards include recognition from The Garden Writer’s Association, Audubon, The National Wildlife Federation, Allegheny College, Ecoforesters, The Garden Club of America and The American Horticultural Association.  

September 21- "Winter Clean Up", by Brenda Sattler,

October 19 -  Tea Cup Celebration,

SEMBA Sponsered
Butterfly Gardens 
Don't forget to check out:
3B’s Native Plant Garden, Birds, Butterflies, and Bees
located at Corrado Park
8500 Flamingo St, Westland, MI 48185, USA
(map below)
Check out how 3B's looks in the winter. You might not be alone though, birds and other wildlife may be there enjoying some native seeds and habitat!   

Joanne Schwab spearheaded this great project. She is working with Westland Parks and Recreation Director Latricia Gunnells, Wayne County Master Gardener Coordinator Deirdre Hope, Brenda Dziedzic, Master Gardener and proprietor of Brenda’s Butterfly Habitat.

Western Wayne County Master Gardeners and SEMBA provided generous grants

Past Meeting Topics

  • Butterflies, Ants, and Aphids by Brenda Dziedzic

  • How to Make a Butterfly Garden by John Blair

  • Guess What Butterflies are Drinking, Plant Nectar and/or Fruit Juice by Caryle Spence

  • The Beauty of Native Plants by Drew Lathin, Owner of Creating Sustainable Landscapes 

  • How We Can Help the Butterflies by Brenda Dziedzic

  • Good Bug, Bad Bug by Kristine Hahn, an MSU Extension Horticulture and Natural Resources Educator

  • Growing for Wildlife by John DeLisle, Owner/Ecologist at Natural Community Services

  • Designing and Maintaining Residential Native Landscapes by Bill Schneider - Owner of Wildtype Nursery 

  • The Milkweed Community by Independent Naturalist and Blogger Don Drife, 'The Michigan Nature Guy'

  • Movie viewing of "Toward Harmony with Nature, Native Plants, and Natural Landscapes" - by Doug Tallamy, author of "Bringing Nature Home".

  • Attracting Butterflies to Your Garden by Brenda Dziedzic - Owner of Brenda's Butterfly Habitat and author. Then shopping at Barson's Greenhouse  for butterfly host and nectar plants.

  • Field Trip to Brenda Dziedzic's and John Blair's gardens

  • Maintaining Butterfly Gardens by SEMBA Pres., Carolyn Sohoza. The dos and don’ts of maintaining a butterfly garden.

  • Movie viewing of Wings of Life. An intimate look at flowers, butterflies, bats, & other flying pollinators and their critical importance to the world's food supply.


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