February 2014 19th, Meeting, 7:00 p.m. Nankin Mills
“Self-medication in Monarchs; Plants as Sources of Medicines for Foraging Animals" by Mark Hunter., Professor, University of Michigan EEB & SNRE. Professor Hunter will discuss the ability of animals to self-medicate through the medicinal properties of native plants.
Meetings will take place at Nankin Mills, 33175 Ann Arbor Trail, Westland, MI 48185. Questions 734-223-5510 or www.sembabutterfly.com.
With that said, its time to renew your membership in the Southeast Michigan Butterfly Association. Membership in SEMBA is cheap and affordable. For our seventh year in a row, we’re keeping our dues at $15 per person.
Take advantage of our Family benefit: If more than one family member wants to join, the family member gets their membership for only $7.50. The family member discount can be used for up to four family members.
Your one year membership fee helps the group further our mission.
Your membership includes:
· Access to the official SEMBA website
· All meeting handouts, guest speakers and lecturers, special events and activities
· Nectar News, SEMBA's official newsletters (which you are currently reading); published several times throughout the year.
To renew your dues, you can bring it to the next meeting with is Wednesday, January 15th at 7:00 PM. If you aren’t able to attend the meeting, you can mail your dues to
PO Box 851301
Westland MI. 48185
Make checks payable to SEMBA.
2014 Grant Applications will be available at the January meeting...and will be available online soon. If you’d like an application by email, please request it at firstname.lastname@example.org
One of SEMBAs goals from the start was to assist community organizations establish or enhance gardens to sustain butterflies. We’ll talk more about how to make this happen during our January meeting.
To meet this goal, we established our grant fund. We raised $235 from the teacup raffle at the last meeting and continue to receive funds through the United Way! If you donate to the United Way, please consider designating your donation to SEMBA. Future generations of Butterfly enthusiasts will thank you!
Volunteers are always needed and welcomed at all SEMBA events checkout the Calendar of events page and ask one of our club officer how you can help.