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January 2018

Birding at the End of the World: Patagonia, Tierra del Fuego, and Isla de los Estados

January 17 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48105 United States
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Free

Join retired U-M physics professor and birder Len Sander for an illustrated program of the wildlife and spectacular scenery at the southern tip of South America, home to Andean Condors, Darwin’s Rheas, penguins and other creatures that inhabit this seldom-visited area. Free. Sponsored by the Washtenaw Audubon Society.

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Ikebana: Japanese Flower Arranging

January 18 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48105 United States
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$20

Create your own seasonal Ikebana arrangement with guidance by a certified instructor. Cost: $20 - Covers flowers and instructor. Reservations required: a2ikebana@gmail.com. Space limited. Members of Ikebana International will be given first priority. Presented by Ann Arbor Ikebana International Chapter.

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American Orchid Society Webinar

January 20 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48105 United States
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Free

Orchid experts from the Society conduct a webinar on various orchid subjects. Followed by a GLJ judging at 1 pm. Presenter: Great Lakes Judging (Orchids) Free

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Janet Macunovich – Planting Well Even When Roots Aren’t Right

January 20 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48105 United States
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A presentation by Michigan garden designer, author, and educator Janet Macunovich on how to plant your garden effectively. Janet brings her vast experience planting wide ranges of gardens, and roots are at the heart of almost all plants. Presented by Great Lakes Chapter North American Rock Garden Society. Free Janet is a well-known Michigan professional gardener, designer, author and educator. She began designing gardens for others in 1980, teaching a college garden design course in 1987, and published her first book…

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Sunset Valley Orchids — Catasetums

January 21
Free

Fred Clarke, Sunset Valley Orchids — Catasetums Presenter: Ann Arbor Orchid Society Free

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Diane Zoellmer photo

Photo Exhibit: Elements of Change

January 22 @ 10:00 am - March 18 @ 4:30 pm
Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48105 United States
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Diane Zoellmer's photographs capture the many moods of Michigan's shorelines. Combining variables over which she has no control such as the wind, water, light, and temperature with variables she can control such as camera angle, view, zoom, perspective, and lens,lets her capture a short-lived, unique moment.

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Catching Your Breath

January 22 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 10:00am on day 22 of the month, repeating indefinitely

Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48105 United States
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Free

A free monthly program for caregivers of adults with memory loss. Designed for learning skills for continued health and well-being. Info and to register: 734.936.8803. Presenter: Mich. Alzheimer’s Disease Center.

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2018 Bee School by Ann Arbor Backyard Beekeepers (A2B2)

January 27 @ 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48105 United States
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$150.00

Ann Arbor Backyard Beekeepers is offering its 2018 Bee School. The class syllabus is structured for beginners and intermediate beekeepers and runs once a month from January through October. Beginning classes are held from 10 am-1 pm. Intermediate classes occur on the same day and are held from 2-5 pm. The intro class, "So You want to Be a Beekeeper?" is free and open to any one interested in beekeeping. Registration for the course is now open for A2B2 members.…

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February 2018

Conserving Nature’s Stage

February 2 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48105 United States
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Free

In this kick-off to the Professional Stewards Hikes 2018 season, Kim Hall, climate change ecologist & terrestrial resilience project manager with The Nature Conservancy, discusses tools for including climate change risks in our land protection decisions. Hall will describe an approach developed by the Conservancy with help from many partners and collaborators to identify "strongholds" for biodiversity under both current and future climate conditions. The approach focuses on enduring features such as variation in geology, landforms, and soil/soil moisture, and…

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Sweet Things

February 3 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48105 United States
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$10.00

Chocolate, fruits, and natural sweeteners have been used to make treats for hundreds of years. Explore the world of sweets and learn to make a chocolate treat flavored with an assortment of sweet flavors. Pre-registration suggested. Registration includes activities and materials per person.  $10/child includes activities and materials.

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