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Habitat Helpers

Date/Time:

10:00 am to 11:00 am on Thursday, July 18, 2019

Description:

Do you want to make your yard more accessible to wildlife? Then learn about how to support native species by building sustainable bird feeders, planting pollinators, and so much more.

Meet at the Trail Center.

 

Location:

First Landing State Park
2500 Shore Dr.
Virginia Beach, VA 23451

Relevant Links:

https://www.dcr.virginia.gov/state-parks/park-event-info?id=FL190028-07

Land Conservation 101 for Land Owners

Date/Time:

2:00 pm to 3:30 pm on Thursday, July 18, 2019

Description:

This is a FREE workshop , but registration is required. Have you thought about conserving your land, but aren't quite sure what that entails? Learn the basics of conservation easements and what this opportunity can do for you. Scenic Rivers staff will provide information, options, and answers to your questions. 

An exciting local grant program can provide a $3,000 per acre incentive to encourage easements on forested land or land that could be planted in forest. Over the last two years, Scenic Rivers has helped landowners be awarded $2.3 million to protect their land. 

This workshop is geared toward landowners with 10 acres or more.

Location:

Edgewater Community Library
25 Stepneys Ln
Edgewater, MD 21037

Relevant Links:

http://www.srlt.org/news/recent-events

Woody Plant Conference

Date/Time:

Friday, July 19, 2019

Description:

This day-long conference focuses on great woody plants for the Mid-Atlantic states and how to use them in the landscape. The conference is geared to landscape professionals and avid amateur gardeners.

Location:

Swathmore College
Swathmore, PA

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Key to Plant ID w/ Taylor Roman

Date/Time:

10:00 am to 12:00 pm on Saturday, July 20, 2019

Description:

Join the Fox Haven organic farm and Learning Center for a crash course in the basics of plant identification. They will give you the tools to more confidently identify plants from tiny weeds to towering trees; tools like botanical terminology, recognizing phenological patterns and understanding how to effectively use guidebooks and scientific keys. Bring water, sunscreen, and any plant ID books you have, and wear close-toed shoes and long pants (preferably).

Registration is 20$.

Location:

Fox Haven Farm and Learning Center
3630 Poffenberger Road
Jefferson, MD 21755 United States

Relevant Links:

http://foxhavenfarm.org/events/key-to-plant-id-w-taylor-roman/

Elk in PA

Date/Time:

8:00 pm to 9:00 pm on Saturday, July 20, 2019

Description:

Please join the PA Game Commission Northcentral Environmental Educator, Mandy Marconi, for an all about Pennsylvania Elk Program. During this hands-on program, you will learn about their history, fascinating facts, and behavior throughout the year. You will also learn about elk hunting and the best places to see elk in Pennsylvania.

Location:

Hills Creek State Park
111 Spillway Road
Wellsboro, PA 16901-9676

Relevant Links:

https://events.dcnr.pa.gov/event/elk_in_pa_7548#.XPe_ftNKjUo

Meet the Beekeepers

Date/Time:

1:00 pm to 3:00 pm on Sunday, July 21, 2019

Description:

What's that buzzing? Meet with local apiarists Doug and Ramona Morris of the Beekeepers of Northern Shenandoah (BONS) and discover the art of Apiculture (a.k.a. Beekeeping). This monthly program series examines all aspects of beekeeping from hive construction to honey extraction. See the park's apiary and learn how to set up and care for your own hives using historic and modern agricultural techniques.

This event will take place at the Carriage Barn in Historic Area.

Location:

Sky Meadows State Park
11012 Edmonds Ln.
Delaplane, VA 20144

Relevant Links:

https://www.dcr.virginia.gov/state-parks/park-event-info?id=SK190003-04

Harvesting and Log Markets (Potter County)

Date/Time:

3:00 pm to 5:00 pm on Monday, July 22, 2019

Description:

Paul Buchsen (President, Northern Appalachian Log & Forestry) will lead a tour of the Northern Appalachian log sort yard and discuss hardwood log markets in the US and overseas. Jim Hourdequin (CEO, Lyme Timber) will lead a visit to an active timber harvesting job on Lyme lands and discuss cut-to-length and other mechanized harvesting systems on Lyme lands.

Location:

Northern Appalachian Log & Forestry yard (301 Old Colesburg Road, Coudersport, PA), located along PA Route 44, 1.2 miles north of US Route 6 in Coudersport.
301 Old Colesburg Road
Coudersport, PA

Relevant Links:

http://www.threeriversforest.com/

26th Annual Ned Smith Center Nature and Arts Festival

Date/Time:

Saturday, July 27, 2019Saturday, July 27, 2019

Description:

Event Description

Location:

Ned Smith Center for Nature and Art
176 Water Company Rd
Millersburg, PA 17601
717-692-3699

Relevant Links:

www.nedsmithcenter.org

Botany and Bloom Workshop: Summer Blooms

Date/Time:

10:00 am to 12:00 pm on Saturday, July 27, 2019

Description:

Explore the rich natural diversity of Sky Meadows. This workshop includes a lecture in the Carriage Barn, followed by a 3-mile field hike for hands-on application. Participants will receive a colored print-out of the lecture. Bring water and lunch to eat along the trail, dress in layers, and wear sturdy shoes.

Location:

Sky Meadows State Park
11012 Edmonds Lane
Delaplane, VA 20144-0710.

Relevant Links:

https://forestupdate.frec.vt.edu/eventscalendar.html