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May 6, 2018 | , ,

BirdPhilly Presents: Sunrise Bird Walk (2018)

Historic Bartram’s Garden is perhaps the best 45+ acres of birding in Philly! With river access, fields, woodlands, wetlands, and ornamental plantings, this spot has an amazing diversity of bird-attracting habitat. We expect to see late wintering waterfowl with early arriving breeders and migrants like warblers and orioles (both species). Led by BirdPhilly’s Daniel Kobza. Meeting Location: Bartram’s Garden Welcome Center

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May 6, 2018 | , , ,

Artist Workshop: Bird Anatomy for Artists

From goldfinches to bald eagles, Bartram’s Garden is a favorite stop for many migratory and year-round species of birds. In this one of a kind workshop, we’ll take a look at the art and the science of avian anatomy. Explore new techniques for drawing on the fly and experience our feathered friends from a new perspective. Workshop Fees: $18 Non-Members $5 Members

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May 13, 2018 | , , ,

BirdPhilly Presents: Mother’s Day Bird Walk (2018)

Historic Bartram’s Garden is perhaps the best 45+ acres of birding in Philly! With river access, fields, woodlands, wetlands, and ornamental plantings, this spot has an amazing diversity of bird-attracting habitat. We expect to see late wintering waterfowl with early arriving breeders and migrants like warblers and orioles (both species). Led by BirdPhilly’s George Armistead. Meeting Location: Bartram’s Garden Welcome Center FREE

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May 20, 2018 | , ,

Artist Workshop: The Illustrated Nature Journal

Continue in the tradition of innumerable artists and naturalists, from William Bartram to Sarah Mapps Douglass, and discover the joys of nature journaling at Bartram’s Garden in the spring. Explore historic Bartram’s Garden and learn sketching techniques for the field. For beginning to intermediate artists. Step by step instruction and materials provided. Workshop Fee: $18 Non-Members $5 Members

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May 31, 2018 | , ,

BirdPhilly Presents: Sunset Bird Walk (2018)

Historic Bartram’s Garden is perhaps the best 45+ acres of birding in Philly! With river access, fields, woodlands, wetlands, and ornamental plantings, this spot has an amazing diversity of bird-attracting habitat. We expect to see late wintering waterfowl with early arriving breeders and migrants like warblers and orioles (both species). Led by BirdPhilly’s Daniel Kobza. Meeting Location: Bartram’s Garden Welcome Center Registration coming soon

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June 14, 2018 | , , , ,

Paint and Sip: Bartram’s Garden’s Oldest Trees

From the stately Yellowwood to North America’s oldest Ginkgo biloba, Bartram’s Garden is host to a small handful of trees that are over 200 years old. Enjoy an evening of plein air painting, featuring some of Philadelphia’s most storied trees. Step by step instruction, materials, and beverages will be provided. Workshop Fee: $18 Non-Members $5 Members

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June 17, 2018 | , , , , , ,

Ephemeral Sculptures with Invasive Species

Despite the fact that many cosmopolitan plant species have a reputation for choking out native plants and thus providing inferior habitat for native fauna, labeling any living organism—plant or animal—as “invasive” is not entirely uncontroversial. After all, every so-called invasive plants is a native species somewhere, and it’s not their fault that human-driven globalization has set up the perfect circumstances for them live—and, indeed thrive– so far away from home. Phragmites australis is a fast-growing perennial grass with hollow woody…

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June 28, 2018 | , , , ,

Paint and Sip: Tidal Wetland

The only one of its kind on the Lower Schuylkill River, this 1.5 acre freshwater tidal wetland was restored in 1997 and expanded in 2013. Discover this special ecosystem with paint and brush in a unique plein air experience. Step by step instruction, materials, and beverages will be provided. Workshop Fee: $18 Non-Members $5 Members

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July 2, 2018 | , , , , , ,

Mycomedicines: Mushrooms for Human and Ecosystem Health (2018)

A Four Part Course Dates: Mondays – 7/2, 7/9, 7/16, 7/23 Time: 6-8pm Americans have long been averse to mushrooms, arguably due to British colonial influence on our attitudes regarding the kingdom Fungi. Many of us learn to fear wild mushrooms as kids, but very few move beyond that fear and into a more complex understanding of the numerous mushroom species native to Philadelphia, many of which have been used as medicine since ancient times. In recent years, we have…

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