Category Archives: News & Events

Tyler Arboretum Birding Trip: Poconos Hike

Tuesday June 12, 2018
7:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Join birders and guides, Sue Lucas and John Mercer, for this exciting day trip to hike and bird in the Poconos. Penn Forest in Carbon County and surrounding areas provide excellent habitat for birds, and varied terrain (woods, fields, hills, streams and lakes) sure to please birders and hikers alike. Bring binoculars, good hiking boots, a small backpack, a bag lunch and extra water on this active trip. Transportation, snacks and water are provided.

https://3828.blackbaudhosting.com/3828/Birding-Trip-Poconos-Hike

Audubon Lawsuit Seeks to Restore Protections for Migratory Birds

WASHINGTON – A coalition of national environmental groups, including the National Audubon Society, the American Bird Conservancy, Center for Biological Diversity, Defenders of Wildlife, National Wildlife Federation, and the Natural Resources Defense Council, today filed litigation, National Audubon Society v. Department of the Interior, in the Southern District of New York challenging the Trump Administration’s move to eliminate longstanding protections for waterfowl, raptors, and songbirds under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA).

https://www.audubon.org/news/audubon-lawsuit-seeks-restore-protections-migratory-birds

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+

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

Hot Issues in the Delaware River Basin: How You Can Be Affected

The Delaware River Basin covers over 13,500 square miles and the Philadelphia region is near the bottom. Many actions and inactions upstream can affect your waters. Issues of water allocation, point and non-point source pollution, estuary issues, status of the natural gas drilling ban, value of headwaters and governance will be discussed. Learn how these issues affect the Delaware Watershed, how they impact you and what changes are needed to address climate change and other concerns of the future.

Code: LH22002
Dates: May 22, 2018
Meets: 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Location: Creutzburg Center Porch
Instructor: Instructor Information
$35.00 Course Fee
Save $8 with a MLSN Membership

Notes: Includes light appetizers/wine & beer. Schedule: Reception – 5:30 pm to 6 pm; Program 6 pm to 7:30 pm

The Nourishing Garden

Gardens are places of beauty. They are also places of rejuvenation for the mind, body and spirit. Learn how gardening smarter can help improve your time gardening and your well-being. Thoughtful planting with regard to the site and plants combined with strategic maintenance allows for a garden that nourishes the site as well as the gardener. Ecological maintenance practices, plant selection and site considerations will all be discussed.

Code: HG42002
Dates: July 26, 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

Claudia West Presentation

Radnor Memorial Library and Chanticleer Garden welcomed author and consultant Claudia West to the Radnor Township Building for a presentation about designing plant communities.

Drawing upon her 2015 book Planting In A Post-Wild World, West spoke about “bridging the gap between horticulture and ecology” by combining the dense and diverse beauty of wild plant communities with the orderly structure of ornamental plantings.

Planting In A Post-Wild-World
Planting In A Post-Wild-World

Ms. West shared 3 pillars of theory when contemplating a design:

  • Relating plants to people
  • Relating plants to place
  • Relating plants to other plants

“Plantings are under-vegetated,” she added, and a thoughtful design can yield positive ecological and practical results, benefitting insects and birds in addition to providing visual appeal or tackling issues such as storm water management.

For more information about Claudia West, her firm and work, please visit phytostudio.com.

Hiking with MLSN & Radnor Conservancy

Go ‘off the beaten path’ and hike hidden trails right in Radnor! Learn about wild plants along the way and explore some of the historic mill ruins along Darby Creek.

http://www.mainlineschoolnight.org/CourseStatus.awp?&Course=18STT71061

Code: TT71061
Dates: April 29, 2018 Check for other dates
Meets: 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Location: The Willows
Instructor: Mary Coe
$16.00 Course Fee
Save $6 with a MLSN Membership

Notes: Meet at the upper parking lot near the Willows mansion.