Festival Kick-off Speaker: Thomas Rainer on Friday, April 24!!!!
Nurseries and Community Members Selling Native Plants:
Environmental Organizations in Our Community
with Engaging Information Displays:
Audubon Pennsylvania, Bluebird Society of PA, Lancaster County Environmental Center, Lancaster County Master Gardeners, Lancaster Herpetological Society, Lancaster Sierra Club, PA Society of the American Chestnut Foundation, Lancaster County Conservation District, Ned Smith Center for Nature and Art, Lancaster County Beekeeper’s Society, Wild Birds Unlimited, Lancaster, Raven Ridge Wildlife Center, Heritage Creek Farm Camp, Lancaster County Bird Club, Pennsylvania Master Naturalists, Citizens Climate Lobby, Nesting Bee Blocks, Green Roof Bird Houses, Garden Benches by Jen and Rob Mohler, Wohlsen Center for the Sustainable Environment @ F&M, Land Studies, Little, Conestoga Watershed Alliance, PA DCNR, Chickies Creek Watershed Alliance, PA Amphibian and Reptile Atlas, GMO Free Lancaster County, York County Master Gardener, Deb Carman, Butterfly Educator, and MaeScapes, GMO Free Pennsylvania
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Birds of Prey 10am-12noon
Honeybee Hive @ Lancaster County Beekeeper’s Society
Live reptiles @ Lancaster Herpetological Society
Caterpillars and Pupa @ York County Master Gardeners and MaeScapes
Baby Chicks @ Heritage Creek Farm Camp
Kids Activities FREE ALL DAY LONG!!!!
Crafts, games, and activities – look for the kids tents!
1:00 pm Children’s Puppet Show with Carolyn Mogey, founder of Once Upon a Fairytale Puppet Theater
Kids Activities sponsored by Heritage Creek Farm Camp and Manheim Township Recreation and Parks Department Summer Camps!!
SPEAKERS AND WORKSHOPS:
10:00 a.m. – “Leaves of Three, Let it Be” – Priscilla Simmons, Lancaster Master Gardener Apprentice – In depth look at the native plant, poison ivy.
10:30 a.m. – “Pruning 101” – Forester Martin Stolpe
11:00 a.m. – “The Ecology and Management of the Eastern Bluebird” – Dean Rust , Bluebird Society of PA
11:30 a.m. – “Vermicomposting – How Worms Ate My Garbage” – Sierra Club, Lancaster
12:00 p.m. – “Collecting and Growing from Seed” – Tim Eck, Columbia Native & Noninvasive Meet-up
12:30 p.m. – “Intro to Backyard Beekeeping” – Lancaster County Beekeepers Society
1:00 p.m. – “Natural Landscaping: A Landscape Revolution” – Kelly Gutshall, RLA, ASLA, President of LandStudies, Inc, an award winning ecological design/build firm based in Lititz – A showcase of local meadow and rain garden examples that will demonstrate important
1:30 p.m. – “Living with Urban Wildlife and Eastern Coyotes” – Dr. Sarah Dawson, Wohlson Center for the Sustainable Environment.
1:30 p.m. – “Pruning 101” – Forester Martin Stolpe
2:00 p.m. – “Update of Green Infrastructure” – Ruth Hocker, Stormwater Program Manager, City of Lancaster – Improvements to tree management, new tree ordinance, efforts to improve tree canopy and vegetative cover.
2:30 p.m. – “Local Impacts of Climate Change” – Citizen’s Climate Lobby
3:00 p.m. – “Conservation and Your Footprint” – Dr. Haines, Wildlife Biologist, Millersville University – See how scientists can assess our conservation efforts using satellite data.
A HUGE THANK YOU TO THE FOLLOWING SUPPORTERS AND SPONSORS:
GIANT Food Stores, Oregon Dairy, Turkey Hill Dairy, Wendy Brister, Manheim Township Department of Parks and Recreation, Tim Eck, Kelsey Frey, Soul Restaurant, Rice and Noodles Restaurant, Yangs Restaurant, Kim Frey, Louise Shaefer at Edge of the Woods Nursery, Jose Urdaneta and Hector Valdez at wlch FM 91.3 radio centro, Manheim Township Public Library, Jose Diaz, Dorothy Vertti, Mary Smigel, Dennis Schmick, Katrina Anderson, Martin Stolpe, and Margie Earnest.
A few pictures from the 2014 event! See ALL the pictures on our facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/habitatmt.
Pruning 101 Workshop with Martin Stolpe
Bird of Prey Programs with bird rehabilitation volunteer, Mark Kocher
Garter snake with Monica at the Lancaster Herpetological Society booth
Lancaster County Parks education display
Lancaster County Master Gardeners pollinator display
Volunteers, Sheryl and Kelsey.
Habitat MT plant sale
Some of the displays at the festival- Sierra Club Lancaster Group, Chesapeake Bay Foundation, Little Conestoga Watershed Alliance, Lancaster County Conservation District, Lancaster County Master Naturalists, Lancaster Herpetological Society.
Diane and Paul of Meadowsweet Native Plant Farm.
Jose and Dorothy at the Welcome Table
Mark Kocher with Great Horned Owl.