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.

Seeds to Sprouts, Spring Adventures 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 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 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 Sept. 12-Oct. 17 10:30am-11:30am.   

Session II Mondays Oct. 24-Nov. 28 10:30am-11:30am  

Evening Walk: Focus on Spiders- Sept. 17 7-8:30pm.  Nocturnal nature is full of beauty and mystery and September is a great time to explore the Preserve and discover the fascinating life history of creatures big and small. Bring a flashlight or headlamp and we will search the meadow for signs of nocturnal nature, including the most industrious of them all – spiders! Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve www.bhwp.org  215.862.2924.  Fee

Nature Sleuths Sunday’s Sept. 25-Oct. 16  2-3pm.  Kids ages 5-7.  Fall 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 the plants and animals that call Morris Arboretum home, as they prepare for the coming winter.  Each session will focus on a particular topic of the natural world, delving into how it fits into the Arboretum’s web of life. Then, back inside, we will create a take home art project related to our outdoor adventure. Dress for the weather and to be outdoors.   Fee.  Morris Arboretum <http://www.business-services.upenn.edu/arboretum/index.shtml>

Slimy Snakes, Terrifying Tarantulas, Blind Bats?  Sunday Oct. 30  2-3:30pm  Are bats blind? Do toads give you warts? Many myths have been around for decades, but are they true? Join Naturalist Pam Newitt and take on some common misconceptions about the animals that live around us. Some live animals will be available to help us uncover the truth! Short walk may follow an indoor presentation.  Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve  www.bhwp.org  215.862.2924.  Fee