Dates to put on your calendar:
June 2&3 Native Plant Sale – Details coming soon
April 19, 2023 – Monthly Program (See Events Calendar)
7:00 – 9:00 PM Johnson Nature Center
Weeds or Wildflowers? Yes!
Kirsten Lyons, Naturalist-Invasive Species Specialist
St. Clair County Parks and Recreation Commission
What makes a plant a weed? What’s a wildflower? How do we know which ones to pull and which to protect? What soil stories do plants tell? Can we eat the weeds we’re pulling out? Learn how restoration gardeners, ecologists, volunteers, and land managers use conservation terms and concepts to study nature, prioritize field work, avoid burnout, and have fun! This interactive presentation will help prepare you and your plants for the upcoming growing season. A question and answer session will be held at the end. All are welcome, no previous knowledge or experience needed.
April 20, 2023 – Earth Day Celebration at West Bloomfield Parks and Rec (Table event)
April 22, 2023 – Earth Day Celebration
March 15, 2023 – Registration Required – Winter Seed Sowing Workshop
March 22, 2023 – Registration Required – Native Garden Design Workshop
More events on our Events Calendar
January – Happy New Year!
“What’s the Rush?”
Wednesday Jan 18 at 7:00 PM
(Johnson Nature Center, 3325 Franklin Rd, Bloomfield Hills)
Door open 6:45 PM, PROGRAM at 7:30 PM – viewing of Doug Tallamy PhD video and presentation on how to get on the map
“We are at a critical point where we are losing so many native plant and animal species that the ecosystem services we rely upon (oxygen, clean water, flood control, pollination, pest control, etc) will become seriously compromised. However, if many people make small changes, we can restore healthy ecological networks and weather the challenges ahead.” Doug Tallamy, PhD, Homegrown National Park
We will also review how you can “Get on the Map!” and indicate your individual contribution (square area) to dedicated habitat with native plants or removing invasives to create a Homegrown National Park in the US, with a goal of 20 million acres.