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Special Events at Woodend


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Itsy Bitsy Audubon
Friday, June 10, 2016 | 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Woodend | $5 per child (Ages 3-6) & FREE for adults | PURCHASE TICKETS

Kids, critters and campfires! Nature-themed storytelling and campfire songs too. Join us for our summer edition of Itsy Bitsy Audubon. Learn more & register.

Space is limited. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Ticket purchases will not be available on the day of the event.

Questions? Please contact Jacky Wershbale or call 301-652-9188 x31.


Celebrating Nearly 90 Years of Teaching

We think it’s time for a party and we’ve found an excuse to host one. This year marks a combined total of 89 years of teaching in the Natural History Field Studies program by Don Messersmith and Jane Huff. This year marks the 53rd year for Messersmith. It’s the 36th year of teaching for Jane Huff, who is planning to up that number in the years ahead. 

Please save the date of Thursday, July 21, from 7:30-9:00 pm here at Woodend for your chance to celebrate this remarkable record of teaching talent. Our party will be a dessert potluck, so bring a post-dinner treat to share, if you can. There will be a time to share stories and tributes as well. 

Please RSVP to Carol Hayes at carol.hayes@ANShome.org or 301-652-9188, x10 by July 15.


Author Talk 

Native Wildflower Meadows: Let's Get Real
By Larry Weaner Author Bio
Woodend, Tuesday, June 14, 2016
Meadow Walk | 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Presentation | 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

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Kim Sokoloff

Native wildflower meadows are increasingly popular, especially as alternatives to lawns. Unfortunately, planted meadows are all too often misunderstood, with inadequate planning and use of poorly adapted plants resulting in failure. Better outcomes can be achieved when the patterns and processes of naturally occurring meadows are incorporated into all aspects of design, installation, and management. Join native meadow expert Larry Weaner to learn concrete, practical ways of creating dynamic and stunning long-lived meadows. Case studies of meadows for properties large and small will be shown.

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Prior to the presentation, Larry will lead a tour of the Woodend Sanctuary meadow. He will also be available throughout the evening to sign copies of his recent book, Garden Revolution: How Our Landscapes Can be a Source of Environmental Change (Timber Press, 2016).

The Audubon Naturalist Shop will be open and light refreshments will be served. Please RSVP to Pam Oves at pam.oves@ANShome.org or 301-652-9188, x16 by June 10.