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September and October Announcements

BUTTERFLY HOUSE UPDATE.  You still have time to visit Sarett’s Butterfly House. We plan to keep the butterflies flying until the end of September (weather permitting). Please come and enjoy.  Please call ahead before visiting to check on the status of the butterflies. Members $2/adult, $1/child, non-members $6/adult, $2/child.

Please remember to renew your membership to Sarett. Your support is vital to continuing our environmental programs for children, adults and families. Call Sarett for more information 927-4832.

BARN PARTY. September 10, Sunday, 4:00 pm. Mark your calendar to join us for this annual fund raising event. This gala event includes a silent auction, great food and good friends. Missed getting an invitation, call us, we would be happy to send one. Call Sarett 927-4832 for more information.

COUNTRY FAIR. October 14, Saturday,  11:00 am to 3:00 pm.  A great afternoon for the whole family.  A huge rummage sale, baked goods, wagon rides, pony rides, face painting, games for the kids and lunch at the country kitchen.  Sarett is asking for clean, saleable rummage which can be dropped off anytime starting September 15. Grandma’s Country Kitchen needs donations of baked goods and desserts. Call Laura at 927-4832 or email with questions.

TRIVIA NIGHT at Sarett. Saturday, October 21. Mark your calendars and reserve your table for an evening of great fun. Questions  269-927-4832.

CAN YOU HELP SARETT? We are asking members and friends to donate their gently used nature books for our used Nature Book Sale, November 18 & 19. Please, no magazines. Books can be dropped off at the nature center during business hours. Then plan to join us for a great way to stock up on winter reading. Questions? Call Dianne at 927-4832.

Memorials have been received in memory of Doris Geer, William Robb, Pat Smith, and Jane Miles.

PATAGONIA. November 3-16, 2017. Patagonia is an extremely vast and diverse region, with scenery ranging from dramatic mountain formations to flat barren pampas and expansive ice fields. On this comprehensive journey through Argentine Patagonia, we will enjoy authentic experiences and breathtaking landscapes. Our journey will begin in Argentina’s capital, Buenos Aires, where you will explore the city and visit the San Isidro and Tigre districts.  Travel along the Atlantic coast to Bahia Bustamente, an unique “seaweed village”. You can enjoy wildlife spectacles at the Valdes Peninsula, a true sanctuary of fauna and marine life.  In Ushuaia, the ‘end of the world’, you will hike in Tierra del Fuego National Park, and see Harberton Ranch and Gable Island.  Experience the majesty and might of Los Glaciares National Park.  See one of the world’s largest continental glaciers.  This trip truly encompasses all Patagonia and its spectacular natural wonders.  There is still time to join this adventure. You can find the complete itinerary on line at or call the nature center for a copy. If you have questions, please call 927-4832 and talk with Dianne or call Journey’s International 800-255-8735 and ask for Lene’. We always have people who wait too long to sign up for these amazing adventure. Now is the time to sign up—don’t delay.

2018 NATURAL HISTORY TRIPS. Sarett naturalists are planning adventures for 2018. These are the trips we will be working on: Northern Florida, Spring Wildflowers at Turkey Run State Park, Kayaking Up North Weekend, Alaska, Badlands/Black Hills, Ontario—Killarney, Algonquin and French River areas, and southern Africa. For 2019, we are already looking at Baja, Yellowstone and Iceland.  Let us know if you are interested in any of our trips and we will send a complete itinerary when it is ready. Looking forward to traveling with you.

MEMBERSHIP Sarett Nature Center is a private non-profit organization dedicated to teaching environmental education.  Donations, contributions and memberships support Sarett. Please join. $50/family, $40/individual.  Send your name, address & check payable to Sarett Nature Center, 2300 Benton Center Road, Benton Harbor  MI 49022.