January 2015

January 2015

PRESCRIBED BURN OBSERVATION
Every Thursday and Friday in January and February
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Assist with, or observe fire management techniques during prescribed burning of the Crosby Arboretum's savanna areas with Certified Burn Manager Terry Johnson. Wear old clothes/boots, and bring a lunch. Program proceeds only if weather conditions are favorable. Call the office at 9:00 a.m. to confirm, and to register. Admission is free for arboretum members and $5 for non-members. Persons under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

PINE NEEDLE BASKETRY WORKSHOP
Saturday, January 10
9:30-noon
Join Judy Breland, Stone County Extension Agent, for a workshop in the art of pine needle basket-making. Participants can complete a small basket by the end of this workshop, and will learn methods for continuing with future projects. Wear old clothes. Materials provided. $5 for members and $7 for non-members. Register by Jan. 9.

HOME LANDSCAPE DESIGN JAMBALAYA
Saturday, January 24
11:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Prepare for your spring gardening projects with Crosby Arboretum's Senior Curator Jill Mirkovich and Director Pat Drackett , who will present a rapid-fire smorgasbord of garden design ideas and sustainable gardening practices to enlighten and inspire you to action. Members free. Non- members $5. Register by Jan. 23.

ARBORETUM FIELD WALK (Family)
Saturday, January 24th
1:00 to 2:00 p.m.

On this walk through the grounds, we will experience the subtle natural winter beauty around us. Learn about the many native plants with winter interest and how to incorporate them into your home landscape. Members free. Non-members $5. Register by Jan . 23.

JUNIOR GIRL SCOUTS: FOR THE BIRDS
Saturday, January 31st (Scout program)
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon

A program designed to meet requirements for the Junior Scout's Habitat Badge. Learn about bird identification, bird habitats, and attracting birds to your community with Master Naturalist Mary Cordray. Program fee is $10 per participant; no charge for Scout leaders and parent chaperones. Maximum group number 20 participants. All materials provided. Call Girl Scouts of Greater MS to register at 228-864-7215 or register online at gsgms.org
 

CHILDREN'S PROGRAM: FOR THE BIRDS
Saturday, January 31st (Scout program)
1:00 to 2:00 p.m.

In this program with Master Naturalist Mary Cordray, children will learn about bird identification, bird habitats, and ways to attract birds. Program fee is $2 per child. No charge for adults. Free to members' children, $2 for non-members' children. Register by Jan. 30.

FORGE DAY: BLACKSMITHING AND METALWORKING DEMONSTRATIONS
Saturday, January 31st
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Join us for a day of metalsmithing demonstrations by area craftsmen. Learn techniques and tips to get started in metalworking and try your hand at the forge. (Those doing forge work must complete a waiver form prior to participating). Safety equipment for participants will be provided. Items available for purchase. Knife sharpening. Members free; non- members $5, and $2 for non-members' children



The Crosby Arboretum is owned and operated by Mississippi State University.
Last updated: Last Edited on 12/5/14 . For more information email drackett@ext.msstate.edu.