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

Seeds to Sprouts, Spring Adventures Kids ages 2-4 years and their adult caregivers.  Is your toddler a budding naturalist? Join me this spring for a series of outdoor adventures designed to introduce the 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 walking and accompanied by an adult.  Dress for the outdoors and for the weather.  Class size limited to 15. Fee. Morris Arboretum <http://www.business-services.upenn.edu/arboretum/index.shtml>  Sign up for one or both sessions.  Each class is a new adventure!

Session I Mondays Mar. 21-Apr. 25  10:30am-11:30am.   

Session II Mondays May 2-June13 10:30am-11:30am (skipping Memorial Day) 

Session III Mondays July 11, 18, 25 and Aug. 1

Birds and Bagels Saturday March 26 8-11am.  Adults. Join me as we explore the very beginning of spring bird migration.  We will learn proper binocular use and how to identify birds using field marks, song and behavior.  Bring binoculars if you have them.  We will have a few pair to borrow.  After a light breakfast and short power point, we will head out onto gorgeous trails and test our new found skills in the field.  Reservations and information at Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve www.bhwp.org or 215.862.2924.  Fee.

Nature Sleuths Sunday’s April 10-May 1  2-3pm.  Kids ages 5-7.  Spring is a wonderful time for children to explore the great outdoors, develop their intellectual curiosity while having fun in nature.  Join me for a close look at trees, birds, frogs, and other wildlife that call Morris Arboretum home.  Each session will focus on a particular topic of the natural world, delving into how it fits into the Arboretum’s web of life.  One week we may get up close and personal with spring wildflowers, while another week we may learn about trees as the canopy closes and shades the forest floor, all within the safe confines of the Arboretum’s trails.  Then, back inside, we will create a take home art project related to our outdoor adventure. Fee.  Morris Arboretum <http://www.business-services.upenn.edu/arboretum/index.shtml>

Evening Wildflower Walk Sunday April 24 6:30-8pm.  Adults.   Join me as we stroll through Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve at the height of spring ephemeral blooming.  See the Preserve in a whole new light as we learn about spring wildflowers after hours.  Reservations and information: 215.862.2924 or www.bhwp.org.