HILLSIDE BOG WILDFLOWER WALK
¬†¬†¬†¬† Saturday, August 2
¬†¬†¬†¬† 10:00 a.m. to Noon
Enjoy a special field trip to Hillside Bog with Dr. Wayne Morris, Department of Biological & Environmental Sciences at Troy University, Troy, AL.¬† Dr. Morris worked for the Crosby Arboretum during the summer of 1986 as a Mississippi State University graduate student of Dr. Sidney McDaniel, MSU Professor of Botany, and assisted in conducting inventories of the plant species growing at the Arboretum and its associated natural areas as a basis for the future exhibits.¬†
INTRODUCTION TO FLY TYING FOR YOUTH
¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Saturday, August 16
¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† 1:00 to 2:30 p.m.
In this workshop designed for youth, Crosby Arboretum volunteer and fly fisherman Will Sullivan will teach how to use simple, inexpensive materials found anywhere such as flipflop foam, thread, rubber bands and other common, to create flies to catch fish. All materials and equipment will be provided. Class is limited to 5 participants, and is best suited to ages 9 to 14. Parent or guardian is required. Materials fee for members is $2, and $4 for non-members, $4. Please call to register by August 15.
EDIBLE PLANTS FOR YOU AND FOR WILDLIFE
¬†¬†¬†¬† Saturday, August 23
¬†¬†¬†¬† 1:00 to 2:00 p.m.
Darla Pastorek will present a delightful program on the popular topic of edible plants for both you and your local wildlife. Darla has been involved with plants since 1985, and has extensive experience in native plant propagation, garden maintenance, and management. Learn all about her favorite edible plants, both native and non-native, and how to grow them in your garden. Members free, non-members, $5. Please call to register by August 22.
SUMMER WILDFLOWER WALK (Family!)
¬†¬†¬†¬† Saturday, August 30¬†¬†
¬†¬†¬†¬† 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.
Take a summer tour of the Arboretum grounds with Director Pat Drackett, and discover what is currently blooming in our south savanna and pitcher plant bog. Other plants of interest will be discussed along the way. Bring your camera and dress for walking.¬† Free admission for members and $5 for non-members. Please register by August 29.
NOTE: MUSHROOM WALK WITH DR. JUAN MATA
The Arboretum mushroom walk that usually takes place at the end of August with Dr. Juan Mata, Associate Professor in Biology from the University of South Alabama will be held on Saturday, September 20, at 10:00 a.m.