Fall Morning Bird Walk
Saturday, Sept 8, 2018 8-9:30am
The Preserve’s diverse variety of native plants offers migrating birds a smorgasbord of fruits and the insects they attract. Join us as we search the woods for warblers, thrushes, and other species and learn about the plants that help fuel their flight.
Fall Native Plant Sale
Saturday, Sept 8, 2018
11 am – 1 pm: Members-only Nursery shopping
1 pm – 5 pm: Nursery opens to the public
Sunday, September 9, 2018
9 am – 5 pm: Nursery open to all
Natural Landscape Design: Meadows, Woods, and Water with Larry Weaner
Sunday, Sept 2018 10am-12pm
Natural gardens reduce maintenance needs, improve the environment, and enhance the beauty of any residential property. Through a series of case studies, this presentation details techniques for gracefully integrating native plant compositions and ecological processes into a residential setting. Projects are presented from inception to maturity, providing a behind-the-scenes look at both practical and aesthetic considerations involved in creating and maintaining natural gardens.
Larry Weaner is nationally recognized for combining expertise in horticulture, landscape design, and ecological restoration. His work throughout the eastern United States has been featured in regional and national publications, including the New York Times. Larry is an active guest lecturer for horticultural and environmental organizations throughout the U.S. and in 1990 he developed New Directions in the American Landscape (NDAL), a conference series with a national following. His book, Garden Revolution: How Our Landscapes Can Be a Source of Environmental Change, received an American Horticultural Society Book Award.
Fall is peak bloom time for the Aster family. Explore our woods and meadows with Naturalist Mary Anne Borge to discover asters, goldenrods, bonesets, coneflowers, tickseeds, and other yellow composites. We’ll look for signs of the relationships these plants have with the insects, birds, and other animals that depend on them.
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