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Come Have Fun With Us at Our Annual Meeting
Join us on Wednesday, November 5, from 6 to 8 p.m., for our 22nd Annual Members' Meeting & Painted Sanctuary Art Event!
Come see all 55 pieces of plein air art that inspired our 2015 Painted Sanctuary calendar, which will be available for sale for only $10.
A brief business meeting will take place at 7 p.m., and the event will be catered by Just Good Food.
Location is once again the MLive Media Group office at 306 S. Kalamazoo Mall, on the southwest corner of W. South St. and the Kalamazoo Mall, in Kalamazoo.
We hope to see you there!
We will also be at the same location on Friday, November 7, from 5 to 8 p.m. for the Art Hop.
(Photo at top is from last year's annual meeting. Staff dressed as endangered species for Halloween.)
Bow in the Clouds Preserve
What to learn more about Bow in the Clouds Preserve, a beautiful respite in the City of Kalamazoo?
Click here to see a wonderful video produced by Public Media Network for kzootv.com. It's their September 2014 Connect video, and features Sister Virginia Jones of the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph and SWMLC's Nate Fuller, Conservation and Stewardship Director.
Our thanks to Karen Woodworth of Public Media Network.
Wednesday Warriors End a Stellar Season
After that wonderful tree identification field trip led by Wil Reding on October 29 — our 30th workday of the year — we decided it's time to wrap up the 2014 Wednesday Warrior season.
So hang up your weapons, take a well-deserved deep breath, and thank Mitch for a super-successful season.
Send me your favorite highlights and memories, and I'll include them in my final report.
That's all for now.
Wetland Once-Over at Bow in the Clouds, November 8
Bow in the Clouds Preserve is a testament to the resiliency of nature . . . a place where the land has been used hard in the past, hydrology has been changed, and invasive species have had their heyday. Staff and volunteers have put some serious effort into invasive brush removal, seed collecting, and burning, and the wetland has sprung back with vigor, displaying an assortment of sedges and wildflowers.
Come visit this urban gem and help us tackle a new brushy corner of the wetland, which has yet to reveal what surprises it has in store.
Saturday, November 8, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. RSVP to Mitch at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Painted Sanctuary 2015
Painted Sanctuary 2015 is chock full of beautiful reproductions of original paintings by the Plein Air Artists of West Michigan.
You can purchase this 13-month calendar — a work of art in its own right — for only $10 at the SWMLC office or at any one of the following locations:
Anne's Health Foods in Hastings
Thirteen artists are represented in this calendar, and Amelia Hansen once again provided the illustrations, accompanied by Nate Fuller's creative text descriptions.
Be sure to get yours before they sell out!