If you want to learn more about turning food scraps into "black gold" for your lawn and garden, this is the event! BONUS: the first 10 registrants will receive 2.5 gallons of Back to Earth's compost. ... See MoreSee Less
Backyard Composting: 5 Easy Steps
January 18, 2018, 7:00pm - January 18, 2018, 7:30pm
Join us to learn Five Easy Steps to turn your food scraps and yard waste into black gold. Learn how to create your own compost and how to use it in your garden. The first 10 registrants will receive a 2.5 gallon bag of compost!
This program will be led by Weavers Way Co-op member Colleen Falicki, founder of the Back to Earth Compost Crew. This program is FREE, registration is requested.
Winter Bird Count Saturday, January 20th 8:00 a.m. @ the Conservancy’s Cottage Join experienced BirdWatch volunteers for our annual winter bird count. We will gather at the Conservancy cottage and split into teams to count winter resident birds at Rolling Hill Park, Saunders Woods, Riverbend and Flat Rock Park. Search for woodpeckers, juncos, water birds, hawks and many more species. After completing the count, we will reconvene at the cottage to share our results over hot chocolate, coffee, and doughnuts. Birders of all levels welcome. Meet at the Conservancy’s cottage in Rolling Hill Park. RSVP HERE or email Chelsea@lmconservancy.org
Trek 1: Over the River and Through the Woods From Turtle Hollow to Waverly Woods Hosted by: Bridlewild Trails Association Saturday, January 20th 10:00 a.m. Join Bridlewild Trails Association on a backwoods trek with stunning views of Gladwyne! Leaders will loop us through hidden trails along creeks and forested paths from Richie Ashburn Field, through Henry Lane Park, to the Waverly Woods, via the old Johnson estate. The winter landscape will reveal vistas not normally seen at other times of the year when foliage is out. Meet at the Richie Ashburn Field parking lot on Youngsford Road in Gladwyne and wear sturdy shoes. Inclement weather and trail updates can be found on this page, and by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org Register Read descriptions for all of the Winter Treks here.
Trek 2: Henry Botanic Gardens and Wilderness Hosted by: Henry Foundation for Botanical Research Saturday, January 27th 10:00 a.m. Walk the rugged hillside and venture down through fields into the woods of the Henry Botanic Garden. You may hear winter songbirds and red-trailed hawks responding to the intrusion on their normally quiet grounds. Look for flowering and fragrant winter witch hazel and perhaps even spot a fox or two! Wear appropriate hiking gear for rough, rocky, hilly and sometimes slippery terrain. Walking sticks are recommended. Parking is limited, so if you need a space, please call the Foundation at (610) 525-2037 to reserve a spot. Meet in the circle outside the main Henry house. Check this page for inclement weather updates or call the Henry Foundation at (610) 525-2037. Register Read descriptions for all of the Winter Treks here.
Trek 2: Riverbend Ramble Hosted by: Riverbend Environmental Education Center Saturday, February 3rd 10:00 a.m. A Riverbend naturalist will lead a hike through their Alec Williamson Bird Observation Area, past a restored forest area where over 1,000 trees have been planted in the past three years and to the site of their Aquaponics Greenhouse. Along the way, learn more about Riverbend’s programs and upcoming projects while enjoying the field, forest and stream ecosystems on their grounds. Since 1974, Riverbend has been connecting children to the natural world through meaningful nature and science experiences. Each year, more than 10,000 children participate in Riverbend’s education programs both on their 30-acre preserve and at schools and natural areas in the region. Meet at the Riverbend Barn at the end of Spring Mill Road. Check this page for inclement weather updates or call Riverbend at (610) 527-5234 ext.108. Register Read descriptions for all of the Winter Treks here.
Trek 4: Hike the Rolling Hills Hosted by: The Lower Merion Conservancy Saturday, February 10th 10:00 a.m. Moderately steep trails lead hikers downhill to an old ghost road and along a creekside path past towering stone ruins. Then, head back up to see the meadows and woods surrounding the Conservancy’s historic Cottage. Explore 250 years of Main Line human and natural history on this crisp morning trek through one of our area’s most loved parks. Wear sturdy hiking shoes and meet in the public parking lot in Rolling Hill Park. Check this page for inclement weather updates or call the Conservancy at (610) 645-9030. Register Read descriptions for all of the Winter Treks here.
Trek 5: A Divine Saunter Hosted by: Peace Mission Saturday, February 17th 10:00 a.m. Join Peace Mission on a stroll across the rolling hills surrounding Woodmont, the 1892 mansion of steel magnate Alan Wood, Jr. and the home of Peace Mission Inc. The building is a certified National Historic Landmark and member of the Conservancy’s Architectural Hall of Fame. Located at a high elevation near the Schuylkill River, this historic property provides provides participants with stunning views of the surrounding landscape. Enter Peace Mission via the gate on Gingko Lane. Refreshments will be served in the Visitor’s Center at the conclusion of the walk. Check this page for inclement weather updates or email Peace Mission at email@example.com. Register Read descriptions for all of the Winter Treks here.