Celebrating 29 Years of Wonder
The voting has ended and we are busy tallying the numbers to determine the winners of this year's Virtual Gingerbread Exhibit. The winners will be announced here and on our website early in January, so stay tuned!
Thank you to everyone who submitted a gingerbread creation (they were all wonderful) and thank you also to everyone who so generously voted for their favorite or favorites!!! We sincerely appreciate your help in keeping this popular tradition alive during the pandemic - we couldn't have done it without you.
Four consecutive Saturdays: January 9, 16, 23 and 30 - 1:00 to 4:00 PM
VIRTUAL ZOOM MEETING
Do you ever wish you could capture the details of a plant long after you've seen it? This introductory class teaches you how to make realistic drawings of plants using a variety of techniques. Learn to draw a selection of plant parts, including branches, stems, leaves and flowers, for pleasure or to expand your drawing skills.
Artist Katy Lyness is a passionate home gardener and teaches botanical illustration at the New York Botanical Garden. She has been represented in international exhibitions and is active in the Tri-State Botanical Artist Group. She received her MA in Art Education from Columbia University Teachers' College.
A materials list will be provided at registration.
Registration is limited to 16 participants.
Sunday, January 10 - 4:00 PM
Join the Friends for a Virtual Tour of the Flora and Fauna of Costa Rica
Phil and Becky Witt are volunteer associate naturalists at New Jersey Audubon's Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, where they help lead photography workshops. Becky and Phil started as birders while in graduate school and have continued pursuing their love of nature by traveling from Antarctica to Tanzania to photograph the world's wonders.
This program will be a composite of a number of their trips to Costa Rica, a mecca for birders and nature photographers. Because of its diverse habitats, ranging from tropical lowlands to chilly 13, 000-foot-high mountains, the flora and fauna of Costa Rica are equally diverse. Please join Phil and Becky on this virtual journey of some of Costa Rica's natural wonders - You won't regret it!
Please note that registration for this event will close at 12:00 Noon on Friday, January 8, 2021.
Lunch and Learn Heritage Vegetables
Thursday, January 28 - 12:00 - 12:45 PM
Learn the difference between heritage, heirloom and hybrid seeds and much more.
Click on flyer for more information and to register
Once you have registered for "Composting and Eco-friendly Yard Care" or "Dahlias", you will receive a link to watch the recorded version.
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