Looking to learn about nature and the environment? Each month our non-profit partners offer programs on beekeeping, birds, ikebana, bonsai, and more. Check out our February 2018 offerings.

Tues., Feb. 13, 6:30 pm
Products of the Hive:Salves and Balms
Presenter: Ann Arbor Backyard Beekeepers
A presentation by Michigan bee-
keeper Sheldon Schwitek.

Wed. Feb. 14, 6:45pm
You’ve Removed Invasive Plants—What’s Next?
Presenter: Wild Ones Ann Arbor
Many people have questions about what to do after they’ve removed invasive plants on their landscapes. Come hear this panel of land managers and designers discuss their strategies for restoring and managing landscapes. Part II of a series.

Thurs., Feb. 15, 1-2:30 pm
Ikebana: Japanese Flower Arranging
Presenter: Ann Arbor Ikebana Intl. Chapter
Create your own seasonal arrangement with guidance by a certified instructor. $20 cost covers flowers and instructor. Reservations required. Info: a2ikebana@gmail.com.

Mon., Feb. 19, 7:30 pm
NeoNics & Pollinators
Presenter: Michigan Botanical Club
Meghan Milbrath, a research scientist in the Michigan State University Department of Entomology, discusses neonicotinoids, a relatively new class of insecticides that share a common mode of action that affects the central nervous system of insects.

Mon., Feb 19, 10-11:30 am
Catching Your Breath
Presenter: MI Alzheimer’s Disease Center
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.

Tues., Feb. 20, 7:30 pm
A Deep Discussion of Ann Arbor’s Dioxane Plume
Presenter: Sierra Club Huron Valley
A panel of experts in water quality, testing, and toxicity discusses the history of the area’s contamination with dioxane and the actions that can be taken to move to an improved and reliable source of water.

Wed., Feb. 21, 7:30 pm
Birds and Wildlife of Ethiopia
Presenter: Washtenaw Audubon Soc.
Join birder Mecquicreuse Desoiseaux for a look at the ecologically diverse nation of Ethiopia. Though seldom visited by American birders, the country boasts 856 bird species, as well as 31 endemic mammals.

Thurs., Feb. 22, 7-9:30 pm
The Transcendental Gardens of Japan
Presenter: Ann Arbor Bonsai Society
Carlos Diaz, a professor of photography at the College for Creative Studies in Detroit, shares photographs and reflections on his 2015 trip to Japan.