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Growing Native Plants: Seed Collection with Jason Ksepka

We often forget that the reason for a flower is to manufacture seeds. Take advantage of the expertise of Preserve Curator Jason Ksepka and learn how to collect seed from the plants in your own backyard. This class will take you through the steps of successful and responsible native plant seed collection. The timing of seed collection, as well as techniques and supplies suggested for storage and cleaning, will also be covered. Participants will take home a packet of native seeds. »

Penn’s Woods Tree Trail Walk with Jim Bray

Started in 1944, Penn's Woods in a nine-acre arboretum within the Preserve that showcases our collection of trees native to Pennsylvania. Join Preserve naturalist Jim Bray to explore the history of Penn's Woods Tree Trail, discover why native trees work best in the landscape, and the efficiency and environmental benefits of trees. »

Perimeter Walk with Les Swartley

The Preserve would look very different without our ten-foot-tall deer fence. Have you ever wondered what lies along the edge of such a significant perimeter, which encompasses nearly 100 acres of pristine and diverse woodland habitat? Join Naturalist Les Swartley as he takes you on an excursion around our boundary to study the contrast between our grounds and the neighboring landscapes. This is a rigorous walk requiring a good degree of balance. Dress for the weather and wear sturdy hiking shoes appropriate for the possibly wet terrain. »

Meandering Mindfully Through Fall’s Colors (Series)

Mindfulness is a way of experiencing the world in the present moment with curiosity and non-judgmental awareness. Join us in mindfully wandering through the Preserve, focusing on the change of seasons through four of our senses: sight, hearing, touch, and smell. Deepen your connection with the natural world and nourish your mind, body, and spirit. Sandy Unger, MA, is trained in teaching Mindfulness Based Stree Reduction (MBSR) at Jefferson Hospital in Philadelphia. She is also a certified Qigong and Tai Chi Easy certified teacher through the Institute of Qigong and Tai Chi, and a member of the National Qigong Association. »
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