Upcoming summer 2016 Tupelo Chapter events

By Ruth Kelley
Acting President, Wild Ones – Tupelo Chapter

Map of 200 S Illinois Ave

Location of Carbondale Civic Center
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KEEP CARBONDALE BEAUTIFUL: Alternatives to Lawns
Saturday, July 30, 2016 at 1:00 p.m.
Carbondale Civic Center
200 South Illinois Avenue
Carbondale, IL 62901

By the end of July, people should be sick of mowing their lawns and ready to explore Alternatives to Lawns: How to Get the Most from Your Yard. There will be presentations by area experts and informative displays, followed by tours of yards in the area that have been transformed to de-emphasize the lawn component. Registration is $10. Check the Keep Carbondale Beautiful website for more information or call (618) 525-5525. Map and directions

Prairie Tour – Rob and Rhonda Rothrock
Sunday, July 31, 2016 at 4:00 p.m.
7398 Hickory Ridge Road
Pomona, IL 62975

Prairie plants should be in full, glorious bloom (FGB) by July 31. Join the Tupelo Chapter of Wild Ones for a guided tour of Rothrock’s 40-acre prairie. Map and directions

John Schwegman: Iris, Lilies, and Orchids of Illinois
Wednesday, August 24, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.
Carbondale Township Hall
216 East Monroe Street
Carbondale, IL 62901

John Schwegman will present a stunning program about the iris, orchids and lilies native to Illinois. After the program John will sign his new book, The Natural Heritage of Illinois. Map and directions

Chris Evans: Forest Communities of Southern Illinois
Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.
Carbondale Township Hall
216 East Monroe Street
Carbondale, IL 62901

Map and directions