The following programs are offered primarily for our members, and are held in conjunction with our monthly business meeting and a light buffet meal; however, non-members are welcome to attend as guests. If an event interests you, and you would like to attend, please get in touch and we will provide location and other details. This enables you to choose whether you wish to come for the program only, or also for the members’ meeting, and permits us to ensure that our catering is adequate to the number of participants. Additional details of each presentation may be provided as the date approaches, so please check back.
February 25, 12 noon
“The Three S’s: Socializing, Sharing and Swapping”
An informal program to kick off our 2020 gardening season. Consistent with the ‘pot luck’ lunch, we’ll have a ‘pot luck’ of gardening tips and tricks.
We will also have a Gardening Swap table set up. One person’s unwanted item is another person’s “how did I ever live with it” item: extra houseplants, duplicate seed or bulb catalog, gardening book or tool that you never use, extra pair of gloves, or any other “swappable” items are all welcome.
August 18, 6pm
“Predators in Our Back Yards” Kim Hargrave
From bears to weasels, there are many fascinating predators calling North Stonington home. Learn more about their important role in the ecosystem, natural history and which habitats they inhabit. Kim, Education Director at the Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center, will present a PowerPoint presentation about the ones we might encounter right in our backyards.
September 15, noon
“Spring Wildflowers” Margery Winters
Margery is the Assistant Director and instructor at Roaring Brook Nature in Canton. She will speak on Connecticut’s myriad collection of wildflowers. We will discover why they bloom in the spring, where to find them, how they got their names and what makes these plants so special.