Calendar

 

2020 Meetings have been held outdoors since early March.

November 9 at 6:30PM is our next meeting and probably will be a virtual meeting via Zoom. Send an email to [email protected] to be given the link for the meeting. All current Mid-Mitten members are encouraged to attend this Annual Review of 2020, election of officers for 2021, and discussion of programs, topics, field trips for next year.

Calendar

Mid-Mitten meetings are normally held at Chippewa Nature Center Center, 400 S. Badour Road, Midland, Michigan, from 6:30-8:00 pm, on the second Monday. Open and free to the public.

January 10 (Sunday)   2:00-3:00PM Woody Winter Wonderland

Take an afternoon walk in the fresh winter air to discover trees. Learn to recognize characteristics that help you identify woody species especially those without leaves. Meet Jeanne Henderson, Mid-Mitten president, at Chippewa Nature Center’s Arboretum near the Homestead entrance. We will social distance.

January 11 (Monday) 6:30-8:00PM  Woody Winter Wonderland

During this online indoor program you will learn to recognize characteristics that help you identify woody species, especially those without leaves. Presented by Jeanne Henderson; there will be time for Q & A and chapter news update. To receive the link for this online program, email  [email protected]

February 8 (Monday)   6:30-8:00PM Growing Native Plants that Caterpillars, Butterflies and Moths Need

Brenda Dziedzic describes the native plants that butterflies and moths depend on. She emphasizes what we can do by creating habitat for them, no matter what size area you have. Brenda will also cover how to raise caterpillars safely and responsibly.  Brenda is a master gardener and author of butterfly books. To receive the link for this online program, send an email to [email protected] .

March 8 (Monday)   6:30-8:00PM Tree Therapy

So often we take our natural environment  around us for granted without thinking about the many benefits that it supplies.  Be surprised by the economic, emotional, physical health, and ecological benefits of planting a tree in your yard. Chuck Martin, Senior Horticulturist and Grounds Manager at Whiting Forest of Dow Gardens will discuss why planting trees is essential to our society’s well-being.  To receive the link for this online program, send an email to [email protected] .