PLANT SALE  ~   May 6 & Ongoing   ~    10:00 am—4:00 pm
10:00 am—4:00 pm
All Plants are supplied from local growers
Native Trees & Shrubs; Native Perennials; Herbs
Annuals & Hanging Baskets
Limited Number of Plants Available


PARTICIPATING IN NATURE: THE HUMAN ANIMAL

Monthly year-long series of workshops
$65 (Members $50) per Workshop
6 participants per workshop ~ Adults Only
Pre-registration Required

The Forager

Sunday May 21  ~  10:00 am—3:00 pm

Green Season

The beginning of the green season It’s a fine time to be alive as a human animal. Here in this Peaceful Valley, the nights are comfortable, the days are warm and food is abundant.  On this hike, we’ll visit many differ areas identifying edible and utilitarian plants as well as gathering a few items for camp. Along the way, we are going to learn about safe sources of water and how to deal with a polluted Planet.  Everyone should expect to get dirty and have sore muscles by the time we get back at camp to rest and enjoy some of the spring bounty. During each workshop core living skills, will be emphasized such as fire, water, shelter.

Bring snacks, a good sharp non-serrated knife for carving 4 to 5-inch blade, small note book, side bag for gathering (medium purse size) water, Peterson Field Guild to Edible Plants, Eastern/Central America, garden clippers

Edible plants: dandelions, pepper grass, cattail, chickweed, garlic mustard, wild onions, spring beauties, ostrich ferns, red bud, basswood, evening primrose, violets, purslane, watercress

Tools and gathering: argillite for stone tools, hardwood billets for flint knapping, sapling bark and roots for lashing material, throwing sticks

Skills: Identifying safe water, water from plants, basic stone tool production, fire making, drying rack construction
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NATURALIST FORAYS Stream Search     

Sunday May 21—2pm  NO FEE no pre-registration                                            

We shall wade into the North Branch of the Neshaminy Creek to find out who lives there. Wear old shoes that can get wet, boots or water shoes, no flip flops! We will then calculate how clean the stream is by the macroinvertebrates we find.


EVENING BIRD WALK May 24 ~ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm NO FEE

Join assistant naturalist Jen Conway for a delightful evening walk in search of birds.


BIRD WALK ~May 27 ~ 8:00 am

Join assistant naturalist Jen Conway to search for birds.


WORK DAY – MAY 27  ~  10:00 AM – NOON

Join us in working toward an improved and more sustainable habitat at Peace Valley Nature Center.  We will have service projects available for all ages, groups and individuals.

(All children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult) Rain cancels the event.
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 NATURALIST FORAY, Bug Hunt  Sunday May 28

2pm NO FEE no pre-registration needed

The flowers are blooming, leaves are out—let’s go search for  insects and their relatives that are out and about. Bug boxes in hand we will search in fields, forest and thickets and observe these critters up close.


EVENING BIRD WALK May 31 ~ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm NO FEE

Join assistant naturalist Jen Conway for a delightful evening walk in search of birds.

 

BIRD WALK ~May 27 ~ 8:00 am

Join assistant naturalist Jen Conway to search for birds.


JUNE

Moonlight Walk – Full Strawberry Moon – June 9, 8:30- pm

Enjoy the evening at the nature center. Take a walk on the wild side.

The full strawberry moon signaled the ripening of the strawberries and the time to gather them. Join us as we walk the trails as the moon rises and darkness falls.


FIREFLY FROLIC -June 16 ~ 8:30 pm – Join us as we seek those wonderful flashing beetles. Learn about their habits and habitats! Great evening fun!


PARTICIPATING IN NATURE: THE HUMAN ANIMAL
A monthly year-long series of workshops
$65 (Members $50) per Workshop
6 participants per workshop ~ Adults Only
Pre-registration Required

The Tool Maker

Sunday June 18  ~  10:00 am—3:00 pm

 Camp Life

Now, well into the green season, food is plentiful and the weather is balanced.  We can focus on upcoming harvests by fashioning tools, preparing camp and utilizing passive food harvesting techniques. Utilizing what nature provides, we’ll begin construction of a long-term shelter as well as various implements for camp life.  Most of the day’s activities will be centered around camp and working on projects but as usual we will take time to forage some newly emerging wild edibles. As always, you should expect to get dirty.

Bring snacks, a good sharp non-serrated knife for carving 4 to 5-inch blade, small note book, side bag for gathering (medium purse size) water, Peterson Field Guild to Edible Plants, Eastern/Central America, garden clippers

Edible plants: green brier, basswood, rosebuds, pine pollen, thistle, milkweed, nettles, spiderwort, burdock, sorrels, lamb’s quarters, mint, mayapples

Tools and gathering: shoots for fish traps and berry baskets, bark for lashings, saplings for structure, stone for camp axe and maul

Skills: stone tool production, basic basket weaving, shelter building and passive fishing (demo only)
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