Friends of Laurelwood Arboretum (FOLA) will host free Community Tours of the 30-acre park on Sunday, September 20 from 1 pm to 3 pm. The tours will begin at the Knippenberg Center for Education at the arboretum, which is located at 725 Pines Lake Drive West in Wayne. Trained volunteer tour guides will talk about the history of the arboretum and point out plantings of interest. A motorized vehicle is available for those who find the walk too difficult.
Elaine Fogerty, Executive Director of Laurelwood Arboretum, will lead a workshop on dividing perennials on Tuesday, September 15 at noon. The group will meet at the Learning Circle in the Sensory Garden at Laurelwood, which is located at 725 Pines Lake Drive East in Wayne. The program is free for members of Friends of Laurelwood Arboretum and /$15 non-members. Participants will be able to take home a perennial division. For additional information, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 973-202-9579.
Friends of Laurelwood Arboretum (FOLA) is sponsoring the first of two Storytime programs for children on Sunday, September 13 at 2 pm at the Knippenberg Center for Education, Laurelwood Arboretum, 725 Pines Lake Drive East in Wayne. The title of the program is, “Why Would Anyone Cut Down a Tree.” The second Storytime, “Why Do Leaves Change Color,” is scheduled for Sunday, October, 11 at 2 pm.
Stories and activities will be led by FOLA member Margaret Kerstner, who is a retired elementary school teacher and reading specialist. The program is for children in grade 3 or under. Admission is free. Each child must be accompanied by an adult. For additional information, send an email to email@example.com or call 973-202-9579.
Rick Mikula, known around the country as “The Butterfly Guy,” presented a Saturday afternoon educational program to a group of 49 children and adults at the Knippenberg Center for Education at Laurelwood Arboretum. It was the first public program hosted at the new center by Friends of Laurelwood Arboretum.
In a lively demonstration, Mikula donned hand-sewn butterfly-parts to illustrate anatomy. His PowerPoint presentation included photos of many caterpillars and butterflies. He showed how to handle and transport butterflies, and then put a number of live butterflies into a house he had made of netting and embroidery hoops. At the conclusion of the program, the children were encouraged to ask questions and touch the butterflies.