March 2017

SPRING GALLERY EXHIBIT OPENING 

PHOTOGRAPHY By ROBERT SMITH

SATURDAY, March 11 10:00 a.m. - Noon

A forest and wildlife biologist by training, Robert Smith began carrying a camera in the field thirty years ago to document the Mississippi Gulf Coast’s flora, fauna, and habitats. His extensive slide file helped to illustrate his many presentations and magazine articles. Eventually, this led to fine art opportunities and the chance to lead field trips and workshops where Robert shares what he has learned with those who seek to capture the beauty of the natural world through the camera lens. Visit www.photobiologist.com to see Robert’s work. The exhibit opening event is free to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

ATTRACTING NATIVE POLLINATORS

Saturday, March 18, 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.

Learn about the types of native pollinators found in the coastal Mississippi area, how to identify them, their importance for flower and crop pollination, and simple ways to encourage them in your own garden, with Pearl River County Extension Agent Dr. Eddie Smith. Members free; non-members $5. Register by March 17. 

Crosby Arboretum Spring Native Plant Sale

March 24 & 25 (Fri/Sat), 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Grab a cart and choose from a wide variety of hand-picked and hard-to-find native trees, shrubs, and perennials for your landscape. Plant professionals will be on hand to help you choose plants suited to your property. Free admission. Use site Service Entrance.