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Black Swallowtail (Papilio polyxenes) Butterfly

Butterflies are both beautiful and important to our ecosystem. The Black Swallowtail is especially important to Michigan. It is found throughout the entire state and it is a permanent resident of Michigan. It does not leave in the winter as many butterflies do. The Black Swallowtail overwinters in Michigan as a pupa, making it a Continue reading →

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Loda Lake Wildflower Sanctuary

Loda Lake Wildflower Sanctuary is a 72-acre natural area within the Manistee National Forest in west-central lower Michigan. A partnership between the National Forest Service and Michigan Garden Clubs was established in 1949 and we have cooperatively managed the area since that time.

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Blue Star Memorials

The Blue Star Memorial program was developed by the National Garden Clubs, Inc. in 1945 to pay tribute to the Armed Forces that defended our country during World War II. The markers pay tribute to all the Armed Forces which defend our country, and they are a visible reminder of our love of gardening and our support for our servicemen and servicewomen.

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world gardening in belize

World Gardening in Belize

In the early 1980’s, Michigan’s World Gardening Chairman was put in touch with a very active woman in Belize. She was helping in the formation of the new government and in the welfare of the people. They set two goals: 1) End slash and burn practice 2) Furnish hand tools and seeds and books for the libraries.

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