Nature’s Narratives: The Backyard Parables
Presented by Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College
at Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College
500 College Avenue
Swarthmore, PA 19081
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Info Phone: 610-328-8025
Join fellow garden enthusiasts and book lovers as they discuss books about plants, nature, and the environment. “Nature’s Narratives” is a book discussion group sponsored by the Scott Arboretum where readers come together to discuss a book once a month and share in the reading experience.
This month the group will discuss Margaret Roach’s The Backyard Parables: Lessons on Gardening and Life. Margaret Roach has been harvesting thirty years of backyard parables–deceptively simple, instructive stories from a life spent digging ever deeper–and has distilled them in this memoir along with her best tips for garden making, discouraging all manner of animal and insect opponents, at-home pickling, and more.
The discussions are free and open to the public. Participants will need to read each month’s selection prior to the discussion. Call 610-328-8025 to register.
Guided Bird Watching
Presented by Bucks County Audubon Society
at Bucks County Audubon Society at Honey Hollow Visitor Center
Started January 18 through March 29, 2014
8am – Rain or shine
2877 Creamery Road
New Hope, PA 18938
The guided bird walks are free and open to all levels of birders.
Guided Bird Walk with an Educator from Bucks County Audubon Society. Birders of all levels welcome. Learn about bird species that resident at Honey Hollow or migrate through our region! Dress in layers and wear sturdy shoes, bring binoculars or borrow a pair from the center.
In With the Old
Presented by Young Friends of the Preservation Alliance and Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia
Thursday, January 23, 2014
Info Phone: 215-546-1146
The Young Friends of the Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia (YFPA) invite you to their official kick-off party!
The event will highlight the Preservation Alliance’s 2013 Endangered Properties List and celebrate the return of the Young Friends group, which is dedicated to engaging young residents interested in learning more about the history, and shaping the future, of the city’s built environment. Through social, professional and volunteer events, YFPA will connect its members to unique historic places throughout Philadelphia.
The kick-off party will feature building-inspired cocktails, generously donated by Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction, a raffle of historic variety, and Boyd Theatre-inspired jazz inside the beautiful, newly renovated FringeArts building (built as a fire hydrant pumping station in 1903). Furniture and interior decorations will be provided by Philadelphia Salvage Company (with many of the pieces for sale during and after the event).
This event is made free thanks to the generous sponsorship of Johnson, Mirmiran & Thompson, Building Conservation Associates, Powers & Co., UCI Architects, Inc., Groundswell Design Group, Fringe Arts and other private supporters.
The Mann Center for the Performing Arts will celebrate the life and legacy of Octavius V. Catto with a new Philadelphia Freedom Festival. The seven-month series will feature original programming on the life of Catto, a 19th-century civil rights activist. The festival is comprised of nine events beginning in February across Philadelphia honoring Catto’s legacy in Philadelphia and the African-American civil rights movement.
Sunday Stroll – Discovery Walk
Presented by Silver Lake Nature Center
at Silver Lake Nature Center
1306 Bath Road
Bristol, PA 19007
Sunday, January 26, 2014
Sundays 2 pm – 3 pm
Info Phone: 215-785-1177
We often think of winter as an empty time devoid of life, but that is far from the reality. Join us we stroll the trails for an informal natural history discussion.
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