2017 – 2018 Meeting Schedule
*Business meeting is 6:30p and Program begins at 7:00p. Meetings are held at Elton Tavern (unless otherwise announced) on the second Thursday of each month from September through June.
September 14, 2017 “Taking the Mystery out of Pruning” with Cathy Beauregard
October 12th “Singing Leaves, The Songs and Stories of the Night Singing Insects” with John Himmelman. John will talk about Singing Leaves, the Songs and Stories of the Night Singing Insects. John Himmelman has written and illustrated over 70 children’s books, many with nature-related themes. His books include Discovering Moths, Discovering Amphibians, Guide to Night Singing Insects of the Northeast, and Cricket Radio. This should be a fun meeting.
November 16: Making holiday sprays
December 14 : Holiday party
January 17, 2018: “Update on Insects – good, bad, indifferent” with Katherine Dugas from the CT Agriculture Experiment Station in New Haven.
February 15: “Thieves, Charlatans and James Bond: the shady history of Ten Plants that give us health and happiness” with Dr. Richard Benfield. Dr. Benfield is a Geography professor at CCSU but has become world famous as an expert in garden tourism. New members and guests welcome.
March 15: Hands-on workshop: make your own kokedama (small plants, planted in string wrapped balls of moss)
April 10: “Butterflies in my Backyard” with Victor DeMasi, a lepidopterists at Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History.
May 10: “Roses – Easy Care Roses for the Home Garden” with Marci Martin the rosarian at Elizabeth Park’s.