AFFEW Nature Hike Series | Exploring Nature Close to Home

Learn about unique plants, trees, animals and birds close to town with local author and botanist Dave Dister! He’ll point out the variety of species found in the wetland, open field and hiking trails found behind Ludington United Methodist Church. In January 2020 Dave self-published “The Birds of Mason County, Michigan.” He’ll have copies of his book available for sale the day of the hike.

Sorry but this hike if FULL!

AFFEW Nature Hike Series | Exploring Nature Close to Home

Learn about unique plants, trees, animals and birds close to town with local author and botanist Dave Dister! He’ll point out the variety of species found in the wetland, open field and hiking trails found behind Ludington United Methodist Church. In January 2020 Dave self-published “The Birds of Mason County, Michigan.” He’ll have copies of his book available for sale the day of the hike.

Sorry but this hike if FULL!

AFFEW Presentation Series | Benefits of Native Plant Gardening

Join us for an informative presentation on the benefits of adding native plants to your landscape. These amazing plants have adapted over centuries, making them easier to grow and beneficial for the birds, animals and other critters in your yard. They are better suited to handle extreme temperatures, diseases and pests in their local environment. They also adapt well to a variety of soil conditions with limited water. The best part, these beautiful plants continue to add to your landscape over time!

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    AFFEW Movie Night-POSTPONED

    Hometown Habitat explains the importance of using native plants along with highlighting success stories in conservation landscaping.

    Begin at Home Practical Methods for Small Restoration Projects on a Shoestring Budget

    AFFEW is pleased to have Sarah Pregitzer with the Newaygo Invasive Plant Project present on native garden transformation.

    Many stewards long to transform their personal landscapes with pollinator gardens, rain gardens, and meadow areas to replace traditional landscapes. Most can’t afford to hire a professional. In this hands-on workshop, we will explore methods of propagating and planting natives that are cheap, easy and highly successful . We will learn about native seed collection and storage, site preparation, winter sowing and making seedballs. All of these techniques can be adapted to schools or church groups that want to make a difference on their own land .

    Participants will receive information and materials to begin their own native garden transformation. Registration deadline has been extended to October 16! Maximum number of participants is 24. Please fill out the form below and bring payment the day of the event.

    Consider becoming a member of AFFEW and receive a discount on this program and support future events and causes.

    Native Plant Restoration Registration

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      Native Plant Sale

      Help protect our species by gardening with native plants! AFFEW will offer a variety of native plants for sale in June. These important plant species provide nectar, pollen, and seeds that serve as food for insects, birds and animals. They also require minimal maintenance and water. AFFEW will partner with Birdsfoot Native Nursery to bring these amazing plants to YOU!

       

      Invasive & Native Plant Presentation

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