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Gardening for Hummingbirds

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Online 00000

One of summer’s delights is enjoying visits from the ruby-throated hummingbird. Learn about these special guests and how to attract them to gardens. Migration, plant selection, eco-friendly gardening practices, nesting, supplemental feeding, and citizen science will be discussed. Take a home a plant hummingbirds love.

Saturday Jun 26th, 10:30am - 12pm Central Time

Forest Ecology - Blended

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at New York Botanical Garden - NYBG Online Classroom

This blended class meets online for some sessions and on NYBG grounds for others. Registered students will receive login instructions and a syllabus with specifics. Explore the basic principles that influence the ecological relationships of the forest ecosystem. Using the Garden grounds as a site for observation and field study, learn to understand...

Wednesday Jul 7th, 5:30pm - 7:30pm Eastern Time

  (5 sessions)
$325

5 sessions

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The Science of Tree Communication - Online

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at New York Botanical Garden - NYBG Online Classroom

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions. Trees may appear to be strong and silent, but they can "talk"—to one another, to other plants, and to animals and insects. Discover how trees communicate via chemical signals in the air (to warn each other of insect attacks), as well as through complex fungal...

Tuesday Jul 13th, 6pm - 8pm Eastern Time

  (3 sessions)
$139

3 sessions

Pollination Ecology - Online

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at New York Botanical Garden - NYBG Online Classroom

Study the crucial role birds, insects, and bats play in local ecosystems. Using gorgeous photographs taken over years of field study, expert naturalist Alan Wells discusses the many different types of pollination, as well as how the roles played by a plant's flower structure, nectar production, and fragrance.

Wednesday Aug 11th, 10am - 12pm Eastern Time

  (3 sessions)
$159

3 sessions

Garden Walk: Spring Maintenance (Online)

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at The Morton Arboretum - **Virtual Classroom

Take a virtual stroll through the Arboretum's gardens with horticulturist Sharon Yiesla, and load up on practical tips and inspiration for this growing season. As you enjoy the perennial garden beds from the comfort of your home, you’ll learn about plant placement, dividing, transplanting, watering, fertilizing, mulching and more. Get answers to...

Wednesday Jun 16th, 6:30pm - 8pm Central Time

Dragonflies & Damselflies of the Northeast

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at New York Botanical Garden - NYBG Online Classroom

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions. Learn how to identify this unique order of insects as they take to the skies in early summer. Study their biology, behavior, habitat associations, and conservation efforts currently underway.

Monday Jul 12th, 10am - 12pm Eastern Time

  (3 sessions)
$139

3 sessions

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Spotlight on Bird Songs - Online

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at New York Botanical Garden - NYBG Online Classroom

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions. Did you know that Blue Jays can mimic the cry of a Red-tailed Hawk? Train your ear to find them as well as other talented mimics, comical improvisers, brilliant songsters, and heart-throb spring soloists. The vocalizations of our native birds are many and vary...

Wednesday Jun 23rd, 10am - 1pm Eastern Time

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Central Park (Teens/Adults)

at "Wildman" Steve Brill - Central Park Central Park W & W 103rd St, New York, New York 10025

Saturday, March 6 The 2021 foraging season, the 39th, opens with Central Park, a perennial popular venue for foragers, beginning at 11:45 AM, Saturday, March 6, just inside the park at West 72nd St. This tour will be co-led by "Wildman," and his daughter, Violet Brill, who will be leading some solo tours throughout the Greater NY area again as well....

Sunday Jun 27th, 11:45am - 3:45pm Eastern Time

Central Park Twilight Sensory Ramble

at Urban Edge Forest Therapy - Central Park Park Drive North, E 72nd St, New York, New York 10021

We have been on lock down, separated from loved ones and nature. Let's return to community in nature with an evening forest therapy walk! Enjoy the many invitations that will connect us with summer's long daylight hours. Meeting location at the Loeb Boathouse in Central Park (East Drive parallel to about 75th Street) Note: Wear comfortable, weather-appropriate...

Wednesday Jul 7th, 6pm - 8:30pm Eastern Time

Forest Park (Teens/Adults)

at "Wildman" Steve Brill - Kew Gardens 80-30 Park Lane, New York, New York 11415

Forest Park is one of the best places for foragers in mid-spring. Get lost in this vast park, and you'll have plenty to eat (that is, if you can distinguish the gourmet plants from the deadly ones.) It boasts a large, mature, secondary growth forest, trail edges, thickets, and cultivated areas—all overflowing with wild plants. Burdock,...

Sunday Jul 4th, 11:45am - 3:45pm Eastern Time

Central Park (Kids 12 & Under)

at "Wildman" Steve Brill - Central Park Central Park W & W 103rd St, New York, New York 10025

Saturday, March 6 The 2021 foraging season, the 39th, opens with Central Park, a perennial popular venue for foragers, beginning at 11:45 AM, Saturday, March 6, just inside the park at West 72nd St. This tour will be co-led by "Wildman," and his daughter, Violet Brill, who will be leading some solo tours throughout the Greater NY area again as well....

Sunday Jun 27th, 11:45am - 3:45pm Eastern Time

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Prospect Park (Kids 12 & Under)

at "Wildman" Steve Brill - Prospect Heights 20 Grand Army Plaza, New York, New York 11238

A great abundance of edible and medicinal wild plants and mushrooms makes this park a great place for edible and medicinal plants and mushrooms in late summer. Burdock, an expensive detoxifying herb sold in health food stores, abounds in cultivated areas throughout the park. You can also use this invasive species as a superb root vegetable, or even...

Saturday Jun 26th, 11:45am - 3:45pm Eastern Time

Sunken Meadow State Park (Kids 12 & Under)

at "Wildman" Steve Brill

The seashore is always a special place for edible wild plants. Springtime is no exception, and Sunken Meadow Park exemplifies the best of the habitat. In addition to the beach habitat and adjacent thickets, it's got cultivated areas, wetlands, and woodland trails. There will also be edible seaweeds in The Sound. Irish moss, which is used as a commercial...

Saturday Jun 19th, 1pm - 4pm Eastern Time

Forest Park (Kids 12 & Under)

at "Wildman" Steve Brill - Kew Gardens 80-30 Park Lane, New York, New York 11415

This is one of the best places in the world for early spring foraging, with a wide selection of wild herbs, greens, roots, and even some cold-weather mushrooms. Habitats include miles of mature forest, as well as the trail edges, and the disturbed, overgrown, and cultivated habitats that provide homes for all sorts of diverse species. Burdock, a...

Sunday Jul 4th, 11:45am - 3:45pm Eastern Time

Botanical Drawing for Beginners - Online

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at New York Botanical Garden - NYBG Online Classroom

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions. This intro class teaches you basic botanical illustration techniques to help you make realistic drawings of branches, stems, leaves, and flowers using graphite and colored pencil. Recommended Textbooks: Botanical Art Techniques, American Society of Botanical Artists...

Thursday Jul 8th, 11am - 2pm Eastern Time

  (4 sessions)
$249

4 sessions

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