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Creutzburg Center Campus Tree Tour

Take a guided tour of Radnor Township’s legendary property which dates back to 1881 when Judge John Innes Clark Hare built his Furness-designed summer home which is now the Creutzburg Center. See outstanding examples of trees and artifacts which still survive on the 30 acre property which was given to the Township by the Hare family as part of the open space program.

Code: TT11067
Dates: June 6, 2018 Check for other dates
Meets: 10:00 AM to 12 N
Location: Creutzburg Center Porch
Instructor: John Hosbach, Jr
$16.00 Course Fee
Save $6 with a MLSN Membership

http://www.mainlineschoolnight.org/CourseStatus.awp?&Course=18STT11067%20%20&DirectFrom=Schedule&Origin=Keywords:+creutzburg+center+campus+tree+tour+

How the Ancestors of Birds Survived the
Dino-Killing Asteroid

Forest cover was crucial to avian evolution, a new study on the mass extinction event asserts.

Sixty-six million years ago, nothing seemed more unlikely than the dominance of bipedal apes and flying dinosaurs. Yet here we are.

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/how-ancestors-birds-survived-dino-killing-asteroid-180969167/

https://www.audubon.org/news/how-birds-survived-asteroid-impact-wiped-out-dinosaurs

Help Clean Up Ithan Valley Park Trail June 3

You can help keep Ithan Valley Park clean June 3 at the community clean up event.

RADNOR TOWNSHIP, PA – Those with a penchant for keeping their parks clean may want to stop by Ithan Valley Park on June 3 for a community clean up.

The public is invited to participate in the Ithan Valley Park Trail Cleanup event on June 3.

From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. volunteers will be cleaning up the park trail.

Attendees are asked to bring their own gloves and wear clothes suitable for being in a wooded area.

Tools will be provided.

https://patch.com/pennsylvania/radnor/help-clean-ithan-valley-park-trail-june-3

The Enjoyable Garden

All creative outlets should be enjoyable; gardening is no exception. Learn how a thoughtful, well-designed garden can enhance the enjoyment of all that interact with it. From the birds and bees and the soil microorganisms to you the gardener, the potential for a garden to enrich has no bounds. Wrap up the season at the Creutzburg Center garden with this reflective class on why we garden and how we can do it better.

Code: HG42003
Dates: September 27, 2018
Meets: 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Location: Creutzburg Center
Instructor: Chris Fehlhaber, Assistant Horticulturist, Chanticleer Garden
$39.00 Course Fee
Save $9 with a MLSN Membership

The Benefits & Ecology of a Moss Lawn

Mosses, plants in the Bryophyta division, have been around for more than 400 million years making them old enough to have predated dinosaurs and tough enough to have survived being walked around on by all kinds of large, prehistoric creatures. Dinosaurs have since gone extinct, while moss is still thriving! If you are a habitat enthusiast, fed up with fussing over a high-maintenance lawn, explore the benefits of moss as an alternative for turf lawn.

http://content.yardmap.org/learn/benefits-ecology-moss-lawn/

Operation Ornery Birds rescues birds from trafficking

Once they were locked up and abused. Now they’re free.

About 130 birds were released in April into Florida’s River of Grass by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service officials and partners at Everglades National Park headquarters near Homestead, Florida. The birds had been bought by undercover agents from illegal trappers and traffickers, and seized in a series of arrests in the days leading up to the release.

https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/stories/operation-ornery-birds-rescues-birds-trafficking

Global Big Day 2018: a birding world record

Birds are incredible. Their power to inspire and amaze brings people together across every imaginable boundary. Global Big Day is the embodiment of this worldwide connectedness: a single day to celebrate birds in every place on Earth. On 5 May, Global Big Day, 28,000 people ventured outside in 170 countries, finding 6899 species: 2/3rds of the world’s bird species in one day. This is a new world record for birding and more birds seen by the Global Big Day team than any one person has ever seen in an entire year. Incredibly, more than 10% of species were reported by only one person, showing the impact that you have. This record belongs to every single person who took part. Thank you, and congratulations.

https://ebird.org/news/global-big-day-2018-a-birding-world-record