All Meetings are at the Holden Beach Chapel, 107 Rothschild Dr. at 1:00 PM unless otherwise noted.
February Monthly Meeting
February 12, 2020
Program Title: Swamp Culture
Presenter: Michelle Ly of The Nature Conservancy
We always talk about touring the Green Swamp but no one wants to go traipsing into long grass and bogs with bugs and other critters, not to mention the heat. The Green Swamp contains some of the country’s finest examples of longleaf pine savannas, pocosin soils, 14 different species of insectivorous plants and is home to many rare animals.
Michelle Ly will educate us about Swamp Culture and give us a picture of what we might see. While she does this, we can remain cool and comfortable.
Hostesses: Ann Landis (Chair), Peggy Schiavone, Carol Gardner, Gayle Todd, Carol Ann Lohman
March Monthly Meeting
March 11, 2020
Program: Sea Biscuit Wildlife Shelter
Presenter: Mary Ellen Rogers
The Sea Biscuit Wildlife Shelter at Oak Island cares for injured or orphaned wild birds. They provide minimum medical care, safety from predators, food and shelter from the elements. When an animal can care for itself, it is released to the wild. They Rescue, Rehabilitate, and Release only wild birds. If a bird cannot be released to the wild, a home at a zoo or educational facility is found. They care for more than 350 birds annually.
Mary Ellen Rogers came to Oak Island in 2005 with experience at a Bird of Prey Center in SC. She saw the need for a shelter and thru donations and grants has expanded this facility.
There is no visitation, but they sponsor open houses periodically. Mary Ellen will have a slide show and bring a bird to admire.
Hostesses: Diana Hadesty (Chair), Sharon Butler, Jane Ivey, Sandy McClellan, Tracey Thomas
April Monthly Meeting
April 8, 2020
Program Title: Plant Propagation
Presenter: Master Gardener of Brunswick County
Tom Woods from the Master Gardner Program will provide a speaker who will teach us ways to grow free plants from cuttings and seeds. I know many of us do this now, but there is always a new idea to help us. Because this is so close to our plant sale it will be of more value next year. Meanwhile, with some new ideas we can start saving seeds and cuttings from our garden plants as summer winds down and we clean out and trim back our gardens in the fall.
Hostesses: Pat Schwaiger (Chair), Joyce Lanning, Ros Stokes, Gina Martin, Patricia Weathersbee, Sarah Gobble
May 13, 2020 – Social Time: 11:30AM*
*Location: The Pool House, Lockwood Folly Golf Course
Program Title: Awards and Installation of Officers
Presenter: Linda Rast, President
Hostesses: Dolly Mitchell (Chair), Bennie Hall, Eve Venters, Cecelia Weston, Beverly Compton, Donna Aycock
(Note: This event is for Club Members and Town Officials Only)
Please note HBBC does not meet in June, July or August, we are busy in our gardens! Check back in September to see what is planned for the upcoming club year!