Looking forward to April...
Our upcoming April 2019 program, offered in conjunction with the library, is a historical recreation of Rachel Carson, author of 1962's Silent Spring, one of the most influential environmental books of our time. Leslie Goddard portrays Rachel. Leslie is an actress who has successfully portrayed many historically famous women. This program is open to the public and expected to be very popular. You can register for this program in person or on the library website.
April 4, 2019; 6:30 pm, Evergreen Park Library
Spring is Coming!
Assisting the Butterflies
Bob Erlich returns as our speaker
March 7, 2019 at 6:30 pm
Bob is a local expert on Monarch and other butterflies and their habitats. He is going to discuss how we can assist these creatures and help with their survival in our urban environment.
Bob has a history with our garden club. He presented at the very first meeting in 2010 and returned to open our second season in 2011. We have invited him back over the years. His presentations are always informative, entertaining and sometimes hands-on.
Bob has been featured in many local news stories and has presented across our area. He joined the University of Kansas Monarch Watch, a program dedicated to creating 10,000 Monarch waystations across the country for the butterflies to enjoy during their annual migration from Canada to Mexico. He started our library's butterfly garden, created a butterfly habitat in his own yard and has encouraged countless likeminded nature lovers to do the same in their gardens.
Join us March 7th and let Bob make a convert out of you - and bring a friend!
Bob Erlich's Butterfly Program. March 7, 2019
6:30 pm Evergreen Park Public Library Downstairs Meeting Room
Thanks to the Evergreen Park Public Library and their director, Nicki Seidl, for their unwavering support!
Plant Sale Fundraiser in June
Start planning for our upcoming plant sale. Donations from the gardens of members make the sale happen! The June meeting is our sale preparation.
Reminders of summer
Butterfly Friendly Plants
Backyard waystations provide homes and food for traveling butterflies
Butterflies can be very choosy about what plants attract them for food and egg-laying. The University of Illinois extension has many good articles on their website and Bob Erlich has given us much information on plantings. Adult butterflies like nectar from purple coneflowers, Joe Pye weed, vervain, black-eyed susans, and bee balm, to name a few. Monarchs lay eggs on milkweed and butterfly weed, while black swallowtails prefer parsley, dill and carrots.
A warm, sunny spot is most attractive to them.
African Violets: May 2nd Program
Beautiful and compact houseplants
A presentation on African violets is planned for May. Treasured by many, we will look at the many varieties of this popular houseplant.