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.

2022 Meetings

January 20 - Flight of the Butterflies Movie (with Scientist Fred Urquhart), Zoom.

 

February 17 - "Monarchs, Mexico, and a Message of Hope”, By Carol Pasternak, Author, Speaker, Zoom.

 

March 17 – “Growing Native Plants That Our Caterpillars, Butterflies, and Moths Need”, By Brenda Dziedzic, President of SEMBA, Advanced Master Gardener, Monarch Conservationist, Author, Zoom.

 

April 21 – “Monarch Conservation/ Population” and Q/A on Monarchs, By Ann Hobbie, Chair of Monarch Joint Venture, Author, educator, Zoom.

 

May 19 – Moth Mating Cage Workshop and Presentation, with Brenda Dziedzic. 

 

June 16 - " Monarch Presentation", By Brenda Dziedzic.

 

July 23 - Garden Walk (John Blair's property Saturday),

 

July 30 - SEMBA and Detroit Audubon at 3B's Corrado Park (Saturday).

 

August 18 - TBA

 

September 15 – “Prairie Garden Updates”, By John Blair.

 

October 20 – 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.