MUSHROOM WALK (Family)
Saturday, September 8¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†
10:00 to 11:30 a.m.
Bring your collecting basket, and join Dr. Juan Mata, Associate Professor in Biology from the University of South Alabama, who will return this summer to treat us to a guided mushroom walk of the Arboretum grounds.¬† His students have called him “the best biology teacher in the south.” Learn about fungi’s fascinating ecology, taxonomy, and relationship to mankind.¬†¬† Program is free to members and $5 for non-members.¬† Register by September 7.
BUGFEST¬† (Family Event!)¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†
Friday, Sept. 21, 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.¬†¬†¬†¬†
¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Saturday, Sept. 22, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Bring the family for a two-day extravaganza of buggy events! Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. is open to insect collecting by school and homeschool groups (groups over 20 persons must call to pre-register for an arrival time). Students, $2. No charge for teachers, chaperones, or bus drivers until 6 p.m. Collecting continues from 2 to 6 p.m.; homeschool groups and family groups will find this an excellent time period for more concentrated collecting and a greater opportunity for individual assistance..¬† An insect I.D. and mounting station will be open for the entire event on Pinecote Pavilion. Friday 6 to 8 p.m., children will enjoy crafts and games at the Buggy Midway!¬† At dusk, night collecting activities begin, using lighted sheets to draw insects. Bring a flashlight or headlamp! On Saturday morning, the Midway is open 10:00 a.m. to noon. All day Saturday, enjoy on-going live insect demonstrations, collections, pet bugs and exhibits. Please visit our website at ¬†www.crosbyarboretum.msstate.edu to download the insect collecting manual available on the Arboretum's program calendar page. Friday after 6 p.m., and all day Saturday, cost is $5 for adults and $2 for children. Download flier
FALL NATIVE PLANT SALE
Fri/Sat¬† Sept. 28 & 29 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.¬†¬†
¬†¬†¬†¬† ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Members Admitted at 9:00 a.m. Fri/Sat
Grab a cart and choose from a wide variety of native trees and shrubs for your home landscape. Come early for the best selection of many hard-to-find plants.¬† We’ll help you select the right plant for the right place on your property. Free admission. Arboretum greenhouse.
Print these files below to help you select the plants you want to purchase!
Plant List with Prices and Sizes (.pdf)