Come see Nature By The Yard at these public programs. Call the hosting organization for registration information and to make reservations.

Please Note: Many of the programs I am currently doing are for schools and other organized groups.   They will not appear in this calendar since they are not for public attendance.  Thank you so much for your support.

If you have an organized group, and are interested in a program, please click on the “contact us” button found throughout this web site.   

Fantastic Fireflies. Wednesday June 26, 2019 7:30-9pm. Bring the family to discover these enchanting creatures.  After a short discussion, we will decorate a catcher and head out to briefly capture these magical creatures that delight and mystify.  Fun for the whole family.  Fee. Morris Arboretum.  <http://www.business-services.upenn.edu/arboretum/index.shtml>  

Insect Safari. Sunday July 28, 2019 3-4:30pm. Join me for a brief indoor introduction to insects and their allies, then we will head out to observe them as the visit the incredible array of native plants of which they depend. Sunscreen and insect repellent are recommended. Fee. Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve www.bhwp.org 215.862.2924.

Butterflies and Moths Saturday Aug. 3, 2019 10-11:30am. As the summer sun heats up, butterflies really take to the air.  Join me as we learn about these amazing creatures.  All butterflies and moths will be released unharmed after we examine them closely.  Fee.  Morris Arboretum.  <http://www.business-services.upenn.edu/arboretum/index.shtml>  

Seeds to Sprouts Session I: Fall Discovery.  Mondays Sept. 9-Oct. 14 2019.  Kids ages 2-4 years and their adult caregivers.  Is your toddler a budding naturalist? Join me this fall for a series of outdoor adventures designed to introduce children and their caregivers to the wonders of the natural world! Each session will include a guided exploration through the Arboretum and a craft to take home.  Children must be accompanied by an adult.  Dress for the outdoors and for the weather.  Class size limited to 15. Fee. Sign up for one session or both! Each class is a new adventure!   Morris Arboretum <http://www.business-services.upenn.edu/arboretum/index.shtml>  

Spider Walk. Thursday Sept. 26. 6:30-8pm.  Come for this family fun program as we learn about the wonderful world of spiders.  Did you know they are made mostly of water? That females are the ones that make those beautiful webs?  There’s so much to learn!  Bring a small flashlight for each participant. I’ll show you a trick to find them in the dark!  Fee. Morris Arboretum <http://www.business-services.upenn.edu/arboretum/index.shtml>

Seeds to Sprouts Session II: Fall Discovery. Mondays Oct. 21-Nov. 25, 2019 See description above.