Education Series - Upcoming Events
Be inspired by the beauty and value of our native plants and learn how to add them to your own landscape using ecologically friendly techniques offered by the Pennsbury Land Trust Community Naturalists. These events are Free. Registration is not required. Wear sturdy walking shoes. Meet at the Pennsbury Township Park entrance.
All programs are taught by experienced biologists and horticulturists.
Sat. March 25; 10-12 noon (Registration Deadline Mar.20) Jump-Start Your Native Plant Garden
Whether you are starting a new native plant garden or just adding a few natives to your small patio, learn about best locations, planting requirements, great selections, local sources, specialty gardens, and much more. Watch a demonstration on planting beautiful, easily grown natives in containers. Light refreshments served.
Fri. April 21; 9am-3pm (Registration Deadline Apr. 14) Wildflowers and Mills on the Susquehanna
As the mighty Susquehanna River created rich, sheltered habitats for a wealth of wildflowers and wildlife, it also provided waterpower for mills and transportation. Walk among drifts of Dutchman’s Breeches, Bluebells, Toothwort, and Trillium while watching for eagles and migrating songbirds. Bring lunch, beverage, binoculars if you have them, and wear sturdy shoes. Meet at the Pennsbury Township Building to carpool the easy 1-hour drive to Susquehanna State Park. If you prefer to meet us at the park, please note that when registering.
Sat. May 27; 10-11:30am (Registration Deadline May 22) Ecologically Healthy Lawns and Lawn Alternatives
Learn about some environmentally sustainable techniques for managing lawns and even better, reducing lawn size. Take home suggestions for great lawn-alternative native groundcovers for variety of situations.
Fri. June 16; 10-12 noon (Registration Deadline June 12) Stream and Wetland Management
Join us for an easy 7/10 of a mile walk along a local stream observing various management situations. Learn how to analyze and implement environmentally healthy management of stream side and riparian buffer lands. Hear about the best native plants for wetlands and streams to stabilize banks, control flooding, reduce pollutants, and enhance property values by adding aesthetic appeal.
Sat. July 15; 10-11:30 am (Registration Deadline July 11) Pond Life on the Edge: For Adults & Children
While adults learn about best pond management techniques and beautiful pond-side native plants, children will dip for aquatic critters and learn about life cycles and creating copepod thumb prints. Suitable for children ages 6 and up. Wear shoes that can get wet and muddy.
Fri. August 18; 6-7:30 pm (Registration Deadline Aug. 15) Functional Backyard Habitats
Find out how to set up your property for maximum beneficial wildlife diversity. Emphasis will be on attracting birds, bees, and butterflies using varied mini habitats, multiple vegetative layers and year-round food sources.
Sat, Sept. 23; 10-12 noon (Registration Deadline Sept. 18) Wildflowers on the Brandywine Conservancy Trail
Enjoy a late summer walk in the meadow adjacent to the Brandywine Museum of Art, as we observe lush asters, goldenrods, ironweed, mountain mint, and other pollinator-friendly late-season native wildflowers. Find out how to add these features to your own property. Meet the leader in the back of the museum parking lot, near Rte. 1, for this walk on the Harvey Run Trail and Potts Meadow circuit.
Sun. October 15; 1-2:30 pm (Registration Deadline Oct. 12) Wild and Wicked Plants
Wildflowers that eat meat, beauties that are deadly poisonous, and one that can cure nightmares about snakes. Sometimes diabolical, sometimes useful: take a lighthearted look at plants that are not always what they seem to be, as we walk the township park enjoying plant folklore.
Meet behind the Pennsbury Twp. Municipal Building, 702 Baltimore Pike, Chadds Ford,19317 unless otherwise directed in the program description.