Meetings 7:00 p.m.
Crosswalk Community Church
38600 Palmer Rd Westland
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.
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 17 - Monarchs in Mexico, by Brenda Sattler,
September 21- "Winter Clean Up", by Brenda Sattler,
October 19 - Tea Cup Celebration,
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".
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.