October 2014

October 2014

FALL PLANT SALE!
Fri/Sat Oct. 3 & 4, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Members Admitted 9 a.m.
Grab a cart and choose from a wide variety of hard-to-find native trees, shrubs, and perennials for your landscape. Plant professionals will be on hand to help you with selections, and offer advice on the best plants for your unique site conditions. Free admission. Arboretum greenhouse.

HOW TO HAVE A FIREWISE HOME  (Adults)
     Saturday, October 11, 9:00 a.m. to Noon
Firewise is an educational program for homeowners and community leaders. Information will be presented on how to design, construct, landscape, and maintain home or community so as to withstand a wildfire without the aid of firefighting resources on scene. Participants will learn about why homes burn, various wildland fuel reduction techniques, and how to assess the fire danger of their home. Firewise events are free to all, but pre-registration is required. Register by Wed. Oct. 1.

ALL ABOUT BATS! (Family)
Saturday, October 25, 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.
Learn about bat biology and ecology with Kathy Shelton, state conservationbiologist for South Mississippi, with theMississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks. Kathy will discuss threats, research and conservation on Mississippi bats, what species we have in the state, and ways you can attract and keep bats around your property. Members free, non-members $5. Register by October 24.


The Crosby Arboretum is owned and operated by Mississippi State University.
Last updated: Last Edited on 09/3/14 . For more information email drackett@ext.msstate.edu.