Horticulture, Nature & Health

Timothy O. Matson
Fridays, May 03-June 07|6:30-8:30 a.m.

Explore the bluebird trail, watch busy bobolinks, or be rewarded with a rare sighting of Henslow’s Sparrow. May and June are busy months for birds. Migrants arrive and some continue their journeys northward. Others, along with permanent residents, establish and actively defend their territories and carry out reproductive activities.

Jay Abercrombie
Wednesdays, June 05–June 19|10 a.m.–noon

This field seminar provides a close look at the plants, wildlife and geology of Squire Valleevue Farm.

No strenuous hiking will be involved but participants should be able to maintain an active pace over generally moderate but occasionally hilly or wet terrain.

Patricia Sigmier
Fridays, June 07–June 28|10 a.m.–2 p.m.

Enjoy the experience of painting in the outdoors at the University’s scenic Squire Valleevue and Valley Ridge Farms. The instructor uses watercolor, however, any medium is acceptable. The group meets each session at a predetermined location on the farm, paints for 2-3 hours, and then gathers for a bag lunch and viewing of the paintings.