Zoom online Meetings 7:00 p.m.
(NO IN PERSON MEETINGS UNTIL OTHERWISE NOTED)
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.
2021 Meetings/Zoom online
January 21 – “Naturally Native” by Jean Persely,
February 18 -"Through the Eyes of a Butterfly" by Lisa Denys
March 18 – “A Virtual Visit to John Blair’s Butterfly Gardens
and Prairie Restoration Project” by John Blair
April 15 – “Butterflies, Ants, Aphids” by Brenda Dziedzic
May 20 - Moth Mating Cage Workshop (@ Westland school).
June 17 - "Milkweed Community" by Don Drife,
July 17 - Butterfly Garden Walk, Brenda Dziedzic's,
July 24 - Butterfly Garden Walk, John Blair's,
July 31 - Butterfly Garden Walk, Elmer Grimm,
August 19 - "Questions/Answers About Butterflies/ Moths" by Brenda Dziedzic
September 16 - "Winter Preparation for Butterflies and Moths" by Brenda Dziedzic
October 21 - "Drama in the Butterfly Garden" by Carol Pasternak.
Maplewood Community Center
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
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".
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.