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Winter Birds

Blue JaySaturday, January 19, 1:30 – 3:30pm

Not all birds head south for the winter and our backyard birds can use a bit of TLC.

Come and make a simple bird feeder to hang outdoors. Learn about resources for urban birds and birding in our community.

Each year in mid-February the Audubon Society and Cornell University conduct a Great Backyard Bird Count, calling on participation of the public.  It’s fun and easy to be a part of the citizen science effort.  Museum educator, Anne-Marie Starkey will be on hand to offer tips on using binoculars, and how to observe birds in the wild, along with information on the bird count. We welcome new birders and invite experienced ones to share their knowledge & tales.

Admission $5 /$12 per family. VOM members $4.  Light refreshments served.

This program made possible through our Urban Nature Observation Programs supported by Con Edison.

TerrariumFantasy Terrariums
Winter Break Family Workshop

Thursday, February 21, 1pm

Magical landscape?  Winter fantasy?

Join us for a hands-on workshop to learn about the  ecosystem of a terrarium and create one to take home. A bit of history, a touch of science, and a burst of creativity make up this workshop program.     

Initially known as Wardian cases and used to transport plants over long  distances, terrariums became a  popular fixture in the Victorian home. Home gardeners could create wonderful  enclosed indoor gardens with a variety of plants and decorative elements.

We’ll provide an array of materials and the plants, you bring your creative touch and imagination.

Admission $5 / $12 per family; children under 3 free. VOM members $4.

Fred GerberTea Talk about Spring Gardening

Saturday, February 23, 1:30—3:30pm

It’s time to perk up those house plants and start planning for garden time outdoors.

Join us over a cup of tea and biscuits for an informative session at the museum. We’ll send you home with a plant, too.

Looking ahead to gardening days, we’ve invited Fred Gerber to share tips and ideas about getting ready for spring gardening. The session can be useful whether you have a terrace, yard or simply, a sunny window. New and seasoned gardeners alike should find this an informative afternoon—as we share advice and experiences in plant care and design over a cup of tea.

Admission $8 and $5 for members.


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