News & Events – May 2017

Below are some of the upcoming events offered in our area through MGANM, Boardman River Nature Center, Plant It Wild, and The Botanic Gardens at Historic Barns Park. Check each of their websites for even more Spring fun!

Photo by AMG Michele Worden

MGANM    

www.mganm.org

Work bees at Boardman River Nature Center Native Gardens

Mondays from 5:30pm-7:30pm and Wednesdays from 9:00am-11:30am throughout May. Additional work bees may also be posted via natureiscalling.org or our Upcoming Events page. 

MGANM Board Meeting

Thursday, May 4th, 6:30pm. Horizon Books lower level, 243 East Front Street, Traverse City, MI 49684. Participation earns volunteer hours.

Succulent project at Breeze Hill Greenhouse

Tuesday, June 6th, 6:00pm. Breeze Hill Greenhouse7230 E Harrys Rd, Traverse City, MI 49684 PRE-Registration Required. 

Master Gardener College

Friday and Saturday, June 23-24. All day, University Club Complex, MSU Henry Center, and Candlewood Suites. Keep up-to-date at MGANM.org

Aster novae-anglia, New England Asters

 

Boardman River Nature Center

www.natureiscalling.org

Work bees at Boardman River Nature Center Native Gardens

Mondays from 5:30pm-7:30pm and Wednesdays from 9:00am-11:30am throughout May. Additional work bees may also be posted via natureiscalling.org or our Upcoming Events page. 

Japanese Barberry Dumpster Day

Saturday, May 13th, 9am-1pm. Bring your invasive plants to the Invasive Species Network (ISN)! ISN will be accepting (and properly disposing of) invasive plants that have been removed from your own landscape. For more information, please visit www.habitatmatters.org or contact Emily Cook at ecook@gtcd.org or 231.941.0960×20.

Invasive Species Work bees

Help our Conservation District remove invasive plants such as garlic mustard. Multiple dates and locations available. Garlic mustard work bees also include a paper making tutorial! See website for more details: http://natureiscalling.org/events

NATIVE PLANT SALE!

Saturday, May 20th, 8am-3pm. Boardman River Nature Center. Update your home landscape with native plants that are beautiful, well-adapted to our climate, and support a variety of animals living in our region. Plant experts will be on hand to help you pick out the perfect native plants from our selection of over 50 species. Cash, check, and credit cards will be accepted.

Photo courtesy of Northwest Michigan Invasive Species Network (ISN)

 

Plant It Wild

www.plantitwild.com

Guided Wildflower Walks in Pete’s Woods

Tuesdays, May 2 and 9, 10am-12pm. Meet at the GTRLC Pete’s Woods trailhead parking lot, located on Swamp Rd.  From Joyfield Rd. turn south on Swamp Rd. (1 3⁄4 mi west of US 31 or 3 1⁄2 mi east of M 22).

Program: “What Difference Can Plants Make Anyway?”

Wednesday May 17th, 7pm. Trinity Lutheran Church  955 James St., Frankfort, MI on James Street between 9th and 10th Streets.

Wildflower of the Woods and Dunes Hike

Wednesday June 14th, 10am-12pm. Meet at the Mt. Baldy Trailhead parking lot in Arcadia Dunes Preserve on M-22.  This parking lot is .8 miles south of Joyfield Rd.

Natural Shorelines Program

Wednesday, June 21st, 7pm. Trinity Lutheran Church  955 James St., Frankfort, MI on James Street between 9th and 10th Streets.

Lake Bank Restoration Field Trip

Friday, June 30th, 4pm. Bring your own kayak/canoe and join John Ransom and Carolyn Thayer for a tour of the shoreline of Lower Herring Lae and the natives gardens at Watervale. Meet at Lower Herring Lake access at the end of Boo Hoo View Rd.  From M-22 turn on Watervale Rd. and then right on Boo Hoo Views Rd.

Pretty in pink, photo by Michele Worden

 

Botanic Gardens at Historic Barns Park

www.thebotanicgarden.org

All events are located at the Visitors Center unless otherwise noted. 

Create your own Bonsai

Wednesday, May 3rd, 6pm-9pm.  Workshop for bonsai beginners and will take us through the process of pruning, wiring and potting a nursery boxwood. See website for registration.

Planning & Cultivating a Kitchen Herb Garden

Wednesday, May 24th, 7pm-9pm. Learn how to grow your own kitchen herb garden with Dixie Stephen. This is the first class in our five-class Herb Series that will be offered all season long. See website for registration.

Creating Fire Resistant Landscaping

Thursday, June 1st, 7pm-9pm. This is an educational lecture on creating fire resistant landscaping for your home and business. See website for registration. 

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