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April 2017

Native Plant Garden Flat Pre-Orders

April 1 - May 1
Boardman River Nature Center, 1450 Cass Road
Traverse City, MI 49685 United States
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Butterfly Flat - Picture Taken 4/15/15

Back by popular demand! Are you interested in starting a Native Plant garden but aren’t sure where to start? You may be interested in a “Design-by-Number” garden that takes the guesswork out of planting a native garden. View the options by visiting http://natureiscalling.org/plant-by-number-native-plant-flats/ starting on April 1st. You will be able to pick-up your order on Saturday, May 20th, during the Native Plant Sale.

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May 2017
FREE

Native Landscaping with the Master Gardeners

May 1 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Boardman River Nature Center, 1450 Cass Road
Traverse City, MI 49685 United States
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Our continued thanks to the Master Gardener Association of Northwest Michigan for their hard work in maintaining the demonstration gardens at the Boardman River Nature Center. Join us to help make our gardens shine, meet new people, and learn from experienced gardeners. During this event, participants will take part in a garden tour followed by a workbee. Age: All ages welcome

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$5.00

Peepers Program – Busy Bees

May 2 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Boardman River Nature Center, 1450 Cass Road
Traverse City, MI 49685 United States
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The Peepers program is specifically developed for children ages 3-5. All children must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of each session. These 90-minute nature programs include stories, crafts, music, and discovery activities. Each program ends with an outside portion that will vary between a short exploratory hike, a game, or engaging play (i.e. sand table/water table, digging, etc.) to bring the lesson to life. Registration: $5 per child (with an adult); to register click here!

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FREE

Native Landscaping with the Master Gardeners

May 3 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Boardman River Nature Center, 1450 Cass Road
Traverse City, MI 49685 United States
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BRNC entrance_Bob Grzesiak

Our continued thanks to the Master Gardener Association of Northwest Michigan for their hard work in maintaining the demonstration gardens at the Boardman River Nature Center. Join us to help make our gardens shine, meet new people, and learn from experienced gardeners. During this event, participants will take part in a workbee. Age: All ages welcome

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FREE

Native Landscaping with the Master Gardeners

May 8 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Boardman River Nature Center, 1450 Cass Road
Traverse City, MI 49685 United States
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Our continued thanks to the Master Gardener Association of Northwest Michigan for their hard work in maintaining the demonstration gardens at the Boardman River Nature Center. Join us to help make our gardens shine, meet new people, and learn from experienced gardeners. During this event, participants will take part in a garden tour followed by a workbee. Age: All ages welcome

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$5.00

Peepers Program – Wiggling Worms

May 9 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Boardman River Nature Center, 1450 Cass Road
Traverse City, MI 49685 United States
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The Peepers program is specifically developed for children ages 3-5. All children must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of each session. These 90-minute nature programs include stories, crafts, music, and discovery activities. Each program ends with an outside portion that will vary between a short exploratory hike, a game, or engaging play (i.e. sand table/water table, digging, etc.) to bring the lesson to life. Registration: $5 per child (with an adult); to register click here!

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FREE

Native Landscaping with the Master Gardeners

May 10 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Boardman River Nature Center, 1450 Cass Road
Traverse City, MI 49685 United States
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Our continued thanks to the Master Gardener Association of Northwest Michigan for their hard work in maintaining the demonstration gardens at the Boardman River Nature Center. Join us to help make our gardens shine, meet new people, and learn from experienced gardeners. During this event, participants will take part in a workbee. Age: All ages welcome

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FREE

Manistee County Garlic Mustard Workbee & Lunch

May 12 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Manistee United Methodist Church, 387 1st Street
Manistee, MI 49660 United States
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Join ISN & local partners to remove invasive garlic mustard (Alliaria petiolata) from Magoon Creek Natural Area. Then, stay after for a delicious garlic mustard-themed lunch. This is a workbee for all ages! All volunteers will also receive an ISN tee shirt as a thank you for participating.  Dress for the weather, and bring garden gloves if you prefer. We will work rain or shine! RSVPs are recommended to ensure lunch will be available. You can sign up here. For…

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FREE

Go Beyond Beauty “Dumpster Day”

May 13 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Boardman River Nature Center, 1450 Cass Road
Traverse City, MI 49685 United States
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Bring your invasive plants to the Invasive Species Network (ISN)! ISN will be accepting (and properly disposing of) invasive plants that have been removed from your own landscape. In exchange, you will receive a coupon to a local participating nursery or landscaping business to replace your plant with a better option. Some limitations including type of plant and quantity will apply. For more information, please visit www.habitatmatters.org or contact Emily Cook at ecook@gtcd.org or 231.941.0960x20.

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Garlic Mustard Workbee and Lunch (Grand Traverse County)

May 13 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Boardman River Nature Center, 1450 Cass Road
Traverse City, MI 49685 United States
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Garlic mustard_WI DNR

Join the Invasive Species Network (ISN) to remove invasive garlic mustard. Volunteers will work hand-in-hand with staff to target this plant and learn valuable information about invasive species management. After, join us for a free lunch made with garlic mustard! Volunteers will receive an ISN t-shirt and invasive species field book as a thank you for participating. For more information, please visit www.habitatmatters.org or contact Emily Cook at ecook@gtcd.org or 231.941.0960x20.

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