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Art of Beekeeping

Learn about the rewarding and important art of beekeeping on the beautiful grounds of historic Harriton House. Visit the onsite hives in appropriate apiary costume (provided). See how a hive is constructed of frames and wax and how the bees are installed.

Code: HG61111
Dates: April 21, 2018
Meets: 9:30 AM to 12 N
Location: Harriton House
Instructor: I Harriton House
$45.00 Course Fee

The 19th Annual Chanticleer Lecture:
Claudia West presents Wild and Neat: Bridging the Gap Between Great Garden Design and Ecology

Sunday, April 29 at 3 PM
Location: Radnorshire Room at Radnor Township Building,
301 Iven Avenue, Wayne, PA 19087

Our planet is rapidly losing its foundation of life—the very plants that sustain us and most other creatures on earth. We know planting more na­tive plants in our gardens is an important part of the solution. However, many native plant gardens that focus on ecological benefits often suffer for aesthetic challenges and fail to inspire. Great plant­ing design is an essential part of the solution. Join us as we dig deeper into inspiring design principles derived from wild plant communities that resonate deeply within us and trigger stunning emotional re­sponses. We will analyze archetypal landscapes and translate their principles into smaller garden spac­es to help you create the native plant oasis of your dreams that will blow you away with stunning beau­ty!

Claudia West is a leading voice in the emerging field of ecological planting design. She has worked on all sides of the green industry—as a designer, a grower, installer, and land manager—grounding her innovative work in pragmatic solutions that address the realities of our urbanizing world. She is the co-author of the critically acclaimed book, Planting in a Post-Wild World.

This lecture is free and open to the public, and is sponsored by Chanticleer, a Pleasure Garden.

Birding with MLSN & Radnor Conservancy – May 17, 2018

Experience the exciting hobby of bird watching. Find out what you need and what’s new in field guides and electronic gadgets. Discuss the art and science of bird identification, as well as the best times and places to go. Walk will include birding basics and binocular training. Dress for the weather and be prepared to walk a trail. We will walk rain or shine. Any skill level welcome.

http://www.mainlineschoolnight.org/CourseStatus.awp?&course=18STT41066

Code: TT41066
Dates: May 17, 2018 Check for other dates
Meets: 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Location: Ithan Valley Park
Instructor: Phil Witmer
$16.00 Course Fee
Save $6 with a MLSN Membership

Birding with MLSN & Radnor Conservancy – May 10, 2018

Experience the exciting hobby of bird watching. Find out what you need and what’s new in field guides and electronic gadgets. Discuss the art and science of bird identification, as well as the best times and places to go. Walk will include birding basics and binocular training. Dress for the weather and be prepared to walk a trail. We will walk rain or shine. Any skill level welcome.

http://www.mainlineschoolnight.org/CourseStatus.awp?&course=18STT41067

Code: TT41067
Dates: May 10, 2018 Check for other dates
Meets: 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Location: Jenkins Arboretum
Instructor: Phil Witmer
$16.00 Course Fee
Save $6 with a MLSN Membership

Creating Gardens that Attract Birds and Butterflies – April 13, 2018

Create a bird and butterfly friendly garden sanctuary by learning about which plants are most likely to entice them. The principles are simple. Flowers provide nectar and seeds, trees and shrubs provide nuts, berries, nesting sites and shelter. These flowers, shrubs and trees have the added benefit of providing interesting textures and bright colors to your landscape. With tips on choosing the right plants you’ll see how easy it is to have a yard that welcomes wildlife.

http://www.mainlineschoolnight.org/CourseStatus.awp?&course=18SHG51096

Code: HG51096
Dates: April 13, 2018 Check for other dates
Meets: 9:45 AM to 10:45 AM
Location: Creutzburg Center 201
Instructor: Andrea Hallmark
$39.00 Course Fee
Save $9 with a MLSN Membership

Great Backyard Bird Count Lecture

Join Phil Witmer* for an informative lecture about the Great Backyard Bird Count, and learn how to become a citizen scientist through this important winter event.

Saturday February 3, 2018
10:00am
Jenkins Arboretum
631 Berwyn Baptist Rd, Devon, PA 19333
Free and open to public.
Click here to download the instruction sheet.

* Phil Witmer is an avid birder and conservationist with over 30 years birding experience. He is a past board member of Bucks County Audubon Society, past-president of the Delaware Valley Ornithological Club, one of the oldest birding clubs in the country, and is on the board of Audubon PA. He is also active locally in Bird Town initiatives, volunteers banding Northern Saw-whet owls, monitors American kestrel boxes and has attended Powdermill Preserve’s trainings on passerine banding. While certainly not an expert on bird identification, he has devoted much time to the conservation of birds, the forces driving their decline and what we need to do to save them. He leads walks at Mill Grove Center and lectures on a variety of related topics. He has spent many hours enjoying the birds at his backyard feeders.

Backyard Birding with Main Line School Night

http://www.mainlineschoolnight.org/CourseStatus.awp?&course=18SHG51099

Learn the joys of watching birds in your backyard and the keys to identifying the birds you see. Explore techniques for attracting a wide variety of birds, methods for providing a safe habitat for our feathered friends and tools for enhancing the experience.

Phone: 610-687-0460
Code: HG51099
Dates: February 23 – March 2, 2018
Meets: 12 N to 2:00 PM
Location: Creutzburg Center 100
Instructor: Phil Witmer
$55.00 Course Fee
Save $10 with a MLSN Membership