Events: Nature Series

Nature Series: Spring Blooming Trees & Flowers

Graphic features a color photograph of an adult woman with light skin. She wears a deep green colored t-shirt and a baseball cap.Join the Friends of the Tanger Arboretum on Saturday, April 20 at 10am for “Spring Blooming Trees & Flowers!” Presenter Lisa Sanchez, a naturalist at the Lancaster County Department of Parks & Recreation Environmental Center, will explore what’s blooming in the spring at the Tanger Arboretum. Attendees will join Lisa for a walk about the Arboretum to see what’s blooming and learn more about these fresh and bright harbingers of spring.

Lisa J. Sanchez has been a naturalist at the Lancaster County Department of Parks and Recreation Environmental Center for 30 years. Teaching students of all ages to explore and value the wonders of nature is her passion. She enjoys helping people reconnect with the earth through education and observation. Lisa can often be found in her garden or kayaking on the river.

HOW TO REGISTER
The event, “Spring Blooming Trees & Flowers,” will take place on Saturday, April 20 at 10am at LancasterHistory. Tickets are $5/Adult (18+) and $3/Child. Friends of the Tanger Arboretum members receive complimentary admission, but should still register for the program. Tickets may be purchased online or by calling (717) 392-4633. Advance tickets recommended as the program has limited capacity. The program will begin indoors before going outdoors to explore the grounds. Please dress appropriately for the weather.

The Friends of the Tanger Arboretum is a member of the American Horticultural Society Reciprocal Admission Program. AHS Reciprocal Admission Program members may register for tickets in advance and must show a valid membership card upon checking in. AHS Members should contact Emily Miller, emily.miller@lancasterhistory.org, with any questions or to register for tickets in advance.


This event is hosted by the Friends of the Tanger Arboretum. The Friends of the Tanger Arboretum, a subsidiary organization of LancasterHistory, helps foster public interest in, and support for, the maintenance and development of the Tanger Arboretum as a community asset. To learn more about the Arboretum or to become a member, please visit the Arboretum’s webpage.

Family-Friendly In-Person Event Nature Series Outdoor Program

April 20, 2024 LancasterHistory, 230 N. President Ave, Lancaster 10am $5/Adults | $3/Children (17 & Under) | FREE Friends of Tanger Arboretum Members

Nature Series: Native Plants of Hidden Valley

A graphic with a color photograph of an adult woman with light skin and curly black hair. She holds a vase with plants and a Luna moth.Join the Friends of the Tanger Arboretum on Saturday, May 11 at 10am for “Native Plants of Hidden Valley!” Presenter Lydia Martin, a local ecological design consultant, will explore her favorite native plants and how they aid the natural landscape and provide many benefits to wildlife at Hidden Valley, her 10-acre property in southern Lancaster County. Leave inspired to incorporate more native plants in your own green spaces and support the local plants in your ecological community!

Lydia Martin is an ecological design consultant who teaches private and public landowners how to restore and manage their properties for the benefit of people and wildlife. Lydia is also the Director of Community Engagement for Let’s Go 123, a local non-profit committed to bringing urban youth and families together through outdoor and nature-based activities. For more than 15 years she’s pursued her love of conservation and is passionate about promoting access, education, and advocacy to Lancaster’s diverse community about trails, green space, native plant restoration, and waterways in central Pennsylvania. Lydia manages 10 acres of woodlands, wetlands, ponds, and meadow habitats at “Hidden Valley” with her family in southern Lancaster County.

HOW TO REGISTER
The event, “Native Plants of Hidden Valley,” will take place on Saturday, May 11 at 10am at LancasterHistory. Tickets are $5/Adult (18+) and $3/Child. Friends of the Tanger Arboretum members receive complimentary admission, but should still register for the program. Tickets may be purchased online or by calling (717) 392-4633. Advance tickets recommended as the program has limited capacity.

The Friends of the Tanger Arboretum is a member of the American Horticultural Society Reciprocal Admission Program. AHS Reciprocal Admission Program members may register for tickets in advance and must show a valid membership card upon checking in. AHS Members should contact Emily Miller, emily.miller@lancasterhistory.org, with any questions or to register for tickets in advance.


This event is hosted by the Friends of the Tanger Arboretum. The Friends of the Tanger Arboretum, a subsidiary organization of LancasterHistory, helps foster public interest in, and support for, the maintenance and development of the Tanger Arboretum as a community asset. To learn more about the Arboretum or to become a member, please visit the Arboretum’s webpage.

Family-Friendly In-Person Event Nature Series Program

May 11, 2024 LancasterHistory, 230 N. President Ave, Lancaster 10am $5/Adults | $3/Children (17 & Under) | FREE Friends of Tanger Arboretum Members

Nature Series: The Ecology & Management of the Eastern Bluebird

A graphic with a color photograph of a man with light skin tending to a bird house on a golf course.
Dr. Dean Rust maintenances a bluebird box on a golf course.

Join the Friends of the Tanger Arboretum on Saturday, June 15 at 10am for “The Ecology & Management of the Eastern Bluebird.” Presenter Dr. Dean Rust, President of the Bluebird Society of Pennsylvania, will discuss how to be a great caretaker of your backyard Bluebirds. Attendees will learn the ins and outs of installing nest boxes and monitoring their backyard Bluebirds, as well as learn about the life cycle of Bluebirds from nest building to fledgling.

Dr. Dean Rust is the current President of the Bluebird Society of Pennsylvania, a position he’s held since 2012. He stewards 22 Bluebird trails, personally monitors over 450 Bluebird nest boxes, and fledges over 1,000 Bluebirds each summer. Rust is also the author of The Beloved and Charismatic Bluebird, a “hands-on” guide to Bluebirds, providing practical knowledge and proven techniques to advance the skill of the backyard Bluebirder. He maintains the website bluebirdconservation.com. Rust moved to Lancaster, Pennsylvania in 1972 and practiced general dentistry until his retirement in 2005. He also served as an umpire for high school and collegiate field hockey in the Lancaster area for 20 years.

HOW TO REGISTER
The event, “The Ecology & Management of the Eastern Bluebird,” will take place on Saturday, June 15 at 10am at LancasterHistory. Tickets are $5/Adult (18+) and $3/Child. Friends of the Tanger Arboretum members receive complimentary admission, but should still register for the program. Tickets may be purchased online or by calling (717) 392-4633. Advance tickets recommended as the program has limited capacity.

The Friends of the Tanger Arboretum is a member of the American Horticultural Society Reciprocal Admission Program. AHS Reciprocal Admission Program members may register for tickets in advance and must show a valid membership card upon checking in. AHS Members should contact Emily Miller, emily.miller@lancasterhistory.org, with any questions or to register for tickets in advance.


This event is hosted by the Friends of the Tanger Arboretum. The Friends of the Tanger Arboretum, a subsidiary organization of LancasterHistory, helps foster public interest in, and support for, the maintenance and development of the Tanger Arboretum as a community asset. To learn more about the Arboretum or to become a member, please visit the Arboretum’s webpage.

Family-Friendly In-Person Event Nature Series Program

June 15, 2024 LancasterHistory, 230 N. President Ave, Lancaster 10am $5/Adults | $3/Children (17 & Under) | FREE Friends of Tanger Arboretum Members

Nature Series: Pollinators & Butterflies

Graphic features a color photograph of an adult woman with light skin. She wears a deep green colored t-shirt and a baseball cap.Join the Friends of the Tanger Arboretum on Saturday, July 27 at 10am for our final Nature Series program of 2024: “Pollinators & Butterflies!” We welcome back presenter Lisa Sanchez, a naturalist at the Lancaster County Department of Parks & Recreation Environmental Center, will discuss the different species of pollinators, such as butterflies, moths, and bees, who are buzzing about in the heat of summer. Attendees will join Lisa for a walk about the Arboretum’s Pollinator Gardens to observe and learn about these vital summer insects and what they can do (and grow) to help local pollinators and butterflies in their yards or green spaces!

Lisa J. Sanchez has been a naturalist at the Lancaster County Department of Parks and Recreation Environmental Center for 30 years. Teaching students of all ages to explore and value the wonders of nature is her passion. She enjoys helping people reconnect with the earth through education and observation. Lisa can often be found in her garden or kayaking on the river.

HOW TO REGISTER
The event, “Pollinators & Butterflies,” will take place on Saturday, July 27 at 10am at LancasterHistory. Tickets are $5/Adult (18+) and $3/Child. Friends of the Tanger Arboretum members receive complimentary admission, but should still register for the program. Tickets may be purchased online or by calling (717) 392-4633. Advance tickets recommended as the program has limited capacity. The program will begin indoors before going outdoors to explore the grounds. Please dress appropriately for the weather.

The Friends of the Tanger Arboretum is a member of the American Horticultural Society Reciprocal Admission Program. AHS Reciprocal Admission Program members may register for tickets in advance and must show a valid membership card upon checking in. AHS Members should contact Emily Miller, emily.miller@lancasterhistory.org, with any questions or to register for tickets in advance.


This event is hosted by the Friends of the Tanger Arboretum. The Friends of the Tanger Arboretum, a subsidiary organization of LancasterHistory, helps foster public interest in, and support for, the maintenance and development of the Tanger Arboretum as a community asset. To learn more about the Arboretum or to become a member, please visit the Arboretum’s webpage.

Family-Friendly In-Person Event Nature Series Outdoor Program

July 27, 2024 LancasterHistory, 230 N. President Ave, Lancaster 10am $5/Adults | $3/Children (17 & Under) | FREE Friends of Tanger Arboretum Members