Winter Workshops this Weekend

Naturalist Andy Brown

Reptiles and Amphibians of Southern Maryland: $5
Saturday, February 18th at 11 a.m. in Davidsonville
What is that salamander with the bright blue tail? Why are some Copperheads gray and black? Join naturalist Andy Brown and some of his animal friends for an informative talk to learn how to identify various reptiles and amphibians that live locally and see how you can be a part of the state’s five-year study tracking these important creatures.

Andy’s show & tell last year about hawks was a BIG HIT with the Homestead crowd, and we tried to capture some of the most interesting bits here on the blog.

Black Gold: The Art of Composting: $5
Saturday, February 18th at 11 a.m. in Severna Park and 2 p.m. in Davidsonville  
All that those kitchen scraps and garden waste you lug out to the trash is actually the base for rich, nutritious compost. And the process is ridiculously easy. Gene Sumi takes you through the process from start to finish.

Fairy gardens are increasingly popular, and not just with kids.

Creating Fairy Gardens: $30
Sunday, February 19th at 11 a.m. in Davidsonville and 2 p.m. in Severna Park
The housing market is tough for everybody. So how about creating the perfect home for fairies? An ethereal container garden for both inside or out is the ideal home for fairies, pixies and sprites. For believers of all ages.

Bonsai at the National Arboretum

Bonsai Basics: $30
Sunday, February 19th at 11 a.m. in Severna Park and 2 p.m. in Davidsonville
This is a class for those who have always wanted to try, but don’t know the first thing about the ancient Japanese art of Bonsai. Participants will work on their own bonsai, which they will take home. Bring your own pair of sharp, clean pruners.

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