Lancaster Native Plant and Wildlife Festival

April 30, 2016, 9am-4pm

@ Manheim Township’s Overlook Park

Thank you to all the organizations that have registered to attend this year’s festival! We’re so thrilled to host you and engage the community in conservation together.

Click here for event flyer!

Nurseries and Community Members Selling Native Plants:

Virginia Bluebells for sale at Spring Haven!

Meadowsweet Native Plant Farm,

Keystone Wildflowers,

Spring Haven Natives,

Nurturing Nature Nursery,

Habitat MT & The Community Table for volunteers selling their own propagated natives

Meadowsweet Native Plant Farm with a selection of beautiful native perennials!

Environmental Organizations in Our Community

with Information Displays:

Bird Clubs: Bluebird Society of PALancaster County Bird Club

Lancaster Bird Club keeping a lengthy sighting list from the 2015 festival!

Nature Centers: Lancaster County Environmental Center

Lancaster County Parks naturalist Lisa teaches about PA mammals!

Garden and Plant Groups: Lancaster County Master GardenersYork County Master Gardener, Deb Carman, Butterfly Educator, and MaeScapes,  Pennsylvania Native Plant SocietyLouise Arnold Tanger Arboretum

Nature Clubs: Lancaster Herpetological SocietyLancaster County Beekeeper’s SocietyPA Amphibian and Reptile AtlasDonegal Trout Unlimited

Lancaster Beekeeper’s Society with a live honeybee hive!

Conservation and Advocacy Organizations:  Audubon PennsylvaniaLancaster Sierra ClubPA Society of the American Chestnut FoundationLancaster County Conservation DistrictPennsylvania Master NaturalistsCitizens Climate LobbyGMO Free Lancaster CountyGMO Free PennsylvaniaCity of LancasterLancaster County Conservancy, Lancaster County Solid Waste Management Authority, PA Fish and Boat Commission

Farm Organizations: Heritage Creek Farm CampPennsylvania Farm Vacation Association

Landscapers that Use Native Plants: Land StudiesSusquehanna EcoDesign

Watershed Alliances: Little Conestoga Watershed AllianceChiques Creek Watershed AllianceTri-County Conewago Creek Association

New! Art and Craft Vendors: 

Great Blue Heron by Melanie Hummer

Melanie Hummer Photography

Artistree Names

Paris Wyatt Llanso Fine Art

Purple Coneflowers by Paris Wyatt Llanso

Hummerhaven Farmstead

Creative Nature Works

Nesting Bee Blocks, Green Roof Bird Houses, Garden Benches by Jen and Rob Mohler

Green roof bird houses!

Want to be part of the festival next year? Contact us:

Live Animals:

Zoo America’s “Native Pennsylvania Species” 10:00am-11:00am

Birds of Prey 12:00-2:30pm

Mark Kocher

Mark Kocher with a Great Horned Owl

Honeybee Hive @ Lancaster County Beekeeper’s Society Table

Live reptiles @ Lancaster Herpetological Society

Snakes, Turtles, and Toads @ PA Fish and Boat Commission

Caterpillars and Pupa @ York County Master Gardeners and MaeScapes Table

Baby Chicks @ Heritage Creek Farm Camp Tent

Kids Activities FREE ALL DAY LONG!!!!

Crafts, games, and activities – look for the kids tents!

Kids Activities sponsored by Heritage Creek Farm Camp and Manheim Township Recreation and Parks Department Summer Camps!!

11:30 a.m. – “Old Gnome and the Fairy Cradle” puppet play performed by Once Upon a Puppet Troupe. *Takes place outdoors in the children’s area!


10:00 a.m. – “Native Pennsylvania Animals” – Zoo America

10:30 a.m. – “Pruning 101” – Forester Martin Stolpe

11:30 a.m. – “Radio-tracking of Ring-neck Pheasants in Lancaster’s Central Park” – Dr. Aaron Haines and Anthony Kessler, Millersville University

12:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. – Live Birds of Prey – Mark Kocher

12:30 p.m. – “Right Plant, Right Place” – Aimee Tyson, Lancaster County Master Gardeners

1:30 p.m. – “Collecting and Growing from Seed” – Tim Eck, American Chestnut Foundation

2:30 p.m. – “Gardening for Wildlife” – Andrew Korzon, Landscape Architect, Land Studies

3:00 p.m. – “Pruning 101” – Forester Martin Stolpe

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