Southeastern Chapter of the MBC

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Meet at the Visitor Center, Heritage Park, Farmington Hills, MI.

24915 Farmington Rd, Farmington Hills, MI 48336  

Programs at 2:00 p.m. (Potluck at 1:00p.m. February meeting only.)

 

 

2016/2017 Indoor Program Dates:

October 2, 2016

The Milkweed Community- Presented by Don and Joyce Drife

 

Everyone knows about the Monarch Butterfly and its need for milkweed plants in order to survive. But many other insects and some non-insects also make their home in the Milkweed community. This program looks at the many organisms which feed on and among the different species of milkweeds, and those that make passing visits. Presented by Don Drife, independent naturalist and blogger (www.michigannatureguy.com).

November 6, 2016

The Unique Flora and Habitats of the Huron-Clinton Metroparks

The Huron-Clinton Metroparks consist of 13 parks in five Souteast Michigan Counties with a total acreage just under 25,000 acres.  The park system covers the Jackson Interlobate Region and the Maumee Lake Plain.  Due to these diverse parent materials the Metroparks is home to many unique species, species assemblages, and the habitats that support them.  In some cases, the Metroparks are home to species that have only one or two occurrences elsewhere in the state of Michigan.  Ryan Colliton, Natural Resources Coordinator for the Huron-Clinton Metroparks, will discuss the unique species and their habitats.  He will also discuss management strategies that are used to promote these species.  This includes activities such as prescribed fire, invasive species control, and population monitoring.

 

December 4, 2016

Genevieve Gillette: First Lady of State Parks
by Lawrence Falardeau

February 5, 2017

TBA

March 5, 2017

"Natural Areas of Springfield Township:  Interesting Features and Conservation Opportunities” presented by Mike Losey, Natural Resources Manager for Springfield Township

Springfield Township, located in northwest Oakland County, is home to numerous high quality natural areas which are comprised of a diverse array of plants and wildlife.  Attendees will learn about the interesting plants and wildlife found in the township and what efforts are being taken to conserve them.  A companion field tour will be held at the Shiawassee Basin Preserve (located near Davisburg) later in the year.

April 2, 2017

TBA

 

Meeting Archive

 

Newsletters - 2010 2009

Southeastern Chapter Officers

PresidentEmily Nietering 313-278-9269

Vice President - Dorothy Holden 248-486-3538

SecretaryRuth Hart 313-849-2844

Treasurer - Richard Fowler 248-828-2952

Director at Large - Ruth Hart - 313-849-2844

Director at Large - Alice Ward248-673-1183

Director at Large - Richard Fowler 810-828-2952