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Southeast Michigan Butterfly Association
Calendar of Events 2017

August 16, at 7PM, Speaker Carolyn Sohoza - SEMBA President. Topic: "Maintaining Butterfly Gardens" - Learn the do's and don'ts of maintaining a butterfly garden including mulching, deadheading, and dividing your plants.

September 20, at 7PM, Movie Night. We'll provide the popcorn and drinks! Join us for a viewing of "Wings of Life" - This intimate and unprecedented look at butterflies, hummingbirds, bees, bats and flowers is a celebration of life, as a third of the world's food supply depends on these incredible and increasingly threatened creatures.

October 19, at 7 PM, Tea cup raffle/celebration dinner! Come celebrate another successful year of butterflying with a meal and conversation with fellow butterfly enthusiasts. We'll also host the "Tea Cup Raffle" again to raise money for the Grant Fund.

Non-members $3.00. Annual membership $15.00.

Meeting topics may change please visit the SEMBA website for current news at

No meetings are held in November or December.

All meetings are at 7 PM and are held at Nankin Mills Interpretive Center, 33175 Ann Arbor Trail, Westland, Michigan 48185, unless otherwise stated. The main entrance to the building is on Hines Drive, about 1 block southeast from the corner of Ann Arbor Trail and Hines Drive, on the north side.

If the barricades are up at the corner of Ann Arbor Trail and Hines Drive, it is alright to drive around them, to get to the building.

Driving Directions
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Fields Trips

See above - July 19