Rolling Meadows Garden Club
Encourage the knowledge and love of gardening through educational meetings and field trips. Contribute to the community through civic beautification, awards and annual events.
GARDEN CLUB PROGRAMS FOR 2019
PROGRAMS ARE HELD THE SECOND WEDNESDAY OF THE MONTH IN THE CARD ROOM OF THE ROLLING MEADOWS COMMUNITY CENTER 3705 PHEASANT DR., BEGINNING AT 6 P.M. WITH REFRESHMENTS AND A SHORT BUSINESS MEETING. PROGRAMS START AT 7 P.M. UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED
Below was an exciting program held September of 2016, Here are some pictures of the Barred Owl and Red Shouldered Hawk:
Mark Spreyer of the Stillman Nature Center presented Who's Who Of Owls, a slide and live birds presentation.
To some people, owls are symbols of wisdom but to others their hoots are harbingers of death and doom.
Join award-winning naturalist Mark Spreyer as he reveals the truth about many of our North American owls
and other raptors. Owls' amazing hunting adaptations are explained.
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A wonderful soft opossum also visited us.
Our BAT visitor close up
As part of our Community Outreach, the Garden Club asked for donations for the Palatine Township Thanksgiving Baskets. Our members responded and created these beautiful baskets.
These cuties are Sugar Gliders, a type of nocturnal gliding possum. Very soft and gentle
To further amaze us, a Tarantula!
Among the interesting creatures brought to our meeting was this Leopard Gecko
An unusual light brown and white SKUNK
Here is a photo from our September 2018 meeting where we made PUMPKIN FLOWER DISPLAYS. Thanks to our great leaders who organized this program.
"What Locally Grown Honey Can Do For You" is a presentation by Gregg Walter who has been a beekeeper for more than 16 years. He shares this experience with his audience and invites us to learn about the health benefits of locally harvested honey that might not be widely known. In fact, honey is not the only product bees make - join us to find out the facts and myths!
November, 13th....No speaker yet
December, 11th...Members Holiday Part
September 11th Incredible Bats meeting was amazing!
The below pictures are from this amazing meeting! Mysterious, misunderstood and sometimes even feared! Daniel and Sharon Peterson have been promoting bat education through their programs