Published 1:11 am Sunday, August 26, 2012
About 15 turned out Saturday for a nature walk through the Crosby Arboretum with Director Pat Drackett. Drackett, right, identifies a persimmon, the fruit of which can be used to make bread and pies. She also pointed out other native South Mississippi plants, like the wax myrtle which old-timers used to toss under their houses to repel fleas, and the American holly, an attractive tree that sometimes grows in clumps. The adventure lasted about two hours. Most attending said they did so because they were curious about local plants and trees.