Upcoming Programs & Events
All programs are free and open to the public, except when noted. If advance registration is specified please contact us at email@example.com or by phone at 610-688-8202. If you would like to discuss how you can assist the Radnor Conservancy’s Education Committee, please email us at the above email address.
JACKSON HOLE WILD ON TOUR – CONSERVATION FILM SERIES 1/12, 2/21, 3/15, 4/20, 5/18 @ 7:00PM
Radnor Memorial Library, along with its partners Radnor Conservancy, Radnor Bird Town, and Radnor Township’s EAC, invite you to attend our 1st winter and spring conservation film series that features 5 award-winning, outstanding films that will educate and inspire us to become engaged in conservation. We have purchased rights to screen films that were entered at the 2015 Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival. All of the filmmakers, who are passionate about their craft and the world we live in, love sharing their films with smaller audiences in the hope that it invites discussion after the screening. The artists, who themselves are involved in conservation, hope to empower us in our local communities to get involved.
List of Films (most films about 1-hr. in length):
3/15/17–Light On Earth (7:00pm) addresses the mystery of bioluminescence. David Attenborough narrates the story. This event has passed. Screening at Radnor Township Building (Upstairs 2nd Flr)
4/17/17–Monday FILM Secrets of Bumblebees-produced by ORF and Power of Earth Productions in association with ORF-Enterprise. This film follows a young bumblebee queen through the year, to experience with her the life of the bees’ furry sisters.
Screening at Radnor Township Building (Upstairs 2nd Floor)
5/18/17–FILM E.O. Wilson – Of Ants and Men-produced by Shining Red Productions, Inc. This is a two-hour film about the life & extraordinary scientific odyssey of one of America’s greatest living thinkers, E.O. Wilson. Starting with his unusual childhood in Alabama, it chronicles the lifelong love for the natural world that led him to Harvard and the studies that would establish him as the world’s foremost authority on ants.
ALL FILMS ARE FREE AND WILL BE SCREENED AT THE RADNOR TOWNSHIP BUILDING, LOCATED AT: 3 IVEN AVE WAYNE, PA 19087
Hikes at The Willows Park – lead by L.L. Bean Instructor
Sunday April 9 and Saturday May 6
Hiking with MLSN and Radnor Conservancy
Register through http://www.mainlineschoolnight.org/ $15 fee for NON-MLSN members and $10 for members.
Saturday April 22, 1-3pm, Lead by Mary Coe: Go “off the beaten path” and hike hidden trails right in Radnor! Learn about wild plants along the way and explore some of the historic mill ruins along Darby Creek.
Sunday April 30, 1-3pm, Lead by Mary Coe: Go “off the beaten path” and hike hidden trails right in Radnor! Learn about wild plants along the way and explore some of the historic mill ruins along Darby Creek.
Birding with Phil Witmer – Thursday May 18, 8- 10am (with Main Line School Night and Radnor Conservancy) at The Willows Park
Experience the exciting hobby of bird watching. Find out what you need and what’s new in field guides and electronic gadgets. Discuss the art and science of bird identification, as well as the best times and places to go. Walk will include birding basics and binocular training. Dress for the weather and be prepared to walk a trail. We will walk rain or shine. Any skill level welcome. Register through http://www.mainlineschoolnight.org/ $15 fee for NON-MLSN members and $10 for members.
***Saturday March 25 at 10:00 am***
Ithan Valley Park (642 South Ithan Avenue) Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
Saturday March 25 at 10:00 am there will be a crew at Ithan Valley Park directed by John Hosbach, the Radnor Township arborist, to continue our project of preventing invasive vines from continuing to debilitate the trees in the park.
Manual cutting utilizing hand held loppers and hand snips to cut vines that are generally growing from the base of the tree upwards. No climbing, ladders or telescopic needs will be required. All work will be done from the ground plane area.
Gloves and work boots are mandatory.
Guidance and training will be done throughout the project scope. Work will be conducted in a forest setting.
Our goal is to cut vines at the base and allow them to naturally die and wither away. Pulling the vines could cause damage to the trees structure.
APRIL 1 – MEADOW PROJECT –
The Radnor Conservancy, Radnor Birdtown, the Radnor Environmental Advisory Council, and the Public Works Department are initiating our first meadow project on Saturday April 1 at 10am (rain date April 2).
The meadow area is located next to the Skunk Hollow Community Garden near the Willows mansion.
Our aim is to plant this pilot study meadow to assess meadow planting as a land management practice to replace mowed lawn areas in township park areas that are not used for active recreation.
The first step of the meadow process is to eradicate the existing grass and weeds in the 40’ x 50’ area.
If you can, please bring:
- Spades/shovels to spread mulch
- Rakes (bow-style rakes with hard tines will work best but leaf rakes are fine)
- Work gloves
- We’ll need 5-10 wheel barrows – please email me if you can bring one
We hope to see you at the Skunk Hollow Community Garden on Saturday April 1!
* Stay tuned for Bee Program – spring 2017
* Stay tuned for Historic Walk – spring 2017
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