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EVENTS Art Exhibits The Arboretum sponsors art exhibitions throughout the year, including an annual competition and outdoor environmental art. Call 410-634-2847, ext. 0 or e-mail info@adkinsarboretum.org for gallery hours. Baltimore artist Linda Bills uses airy swaths of color and energetic line work to summon the atmosphere of her family’s farm and her lakeside retreat, two landscapes that she knows well and loves deeply. On view through January 31, Deep Snow and Other Memories presents abstract mixed media works on paper that masterfully explore what Bills calls the “felt presence” of the land. The Arboretum’s annual juried art show, 2014 Art Competition: Discovering the Native Landscapes of Maryland’s Eastern Shore, will be on view February 3 through March 28. Now in its fifteenth year, this show draws entries in many different media by artists from the Mid-Atlantic area and beyond. The juror for this year’s show is John Ruppert, Full Professor of Art in the Department of Art at the University of Maryland, College Park, and the first Distinguished Visitor in Washington College’s Sandbox initiative. There will be a reception Saturday, February 15 from 3 to 5 p.m.

Arbor Day Run Saturday, April 5 Registration begins at 8 a.m. Fee: Ages 16 and up: $20 if registered by March 29, $25 day of the race Ages 15 and under: $10 if registered by March 29, $15 day of the race

With a sense of childlike wonder, Baltimore artist Marian Glebes collects and preserves moths, dandelion seeds, and cicadas. She meticulously attempts to repair tattered insect bodies and fashions tiny houses from grass clippings, drywall, earth, and birdseed. On view April 1 through May 30, her mixed media artworks are playful meditations on how we perceive nature and the absurdity of trying to hold onto its ephemeral beauty. There will be a reception Saturday, April 19 from 3 to 5 p.m.

Join fellow runners and nature enthusiasts for the eighth annual Arbor Day Run. Featuring a 5K Run/Walk and a one-mile Family Fun Run/Walk, the event will kick off with a Healthy Kids’ Dash at 8:50 a.m. Participants will catch glimpses of spring as they traverse the crosscountry course plotted along the Arboretum’s network of scenic forest and meadow paths. Post-race festivities include refreshments, awards, and children’s activities. All registered participants will receive an “Arbor Day 5K” T-shirt. The Arbor Day Run is managed by Team TriSports Events. Register online at TriSportsEvents. com. Registration forms are also available at the Arboretum front desk.

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Walking, Accompanied by Swallows, Linda Bills, mixed media on paper, 10” x 10”

24 Division Seed, Allen Linder. Recipient of the 2013 Art Competition first-place Leon Andrus Award.

Untitled (stitched, fourth attempt), Marian Glebes, moth, embroidery thread, and sewing needle, 4” x 7” x 3”

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SPRING PLANT SALE Native Plant Nursery Opening Weekend April 11–13

The Arboretum offers the region’s largest selection of ornamental native flowering trees and shrubs, perennials, grasses, ferns, and vines. The Native Plant Nursery Opening Weekend marks the opening of the plant nursery for the growing season. The Opening Weekend sale will be held in the Visitor’s Center front parking area. Following the Opening Weekend, the Nursery will be open to the public Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and weekends by appointment. Members, including those who join on any sale day, receive a 10% discount on plants, gift shop items, and books. Members who join at the Contributor ($100) level and above receive a 20% discount on plants. Sale days are crowded, so please leave dogs at home. For additional information, call 410-634-2847, ext. 0, e-mail info@adkinsarboretum.org, or visit adkinsarboretum.org.

Public Sale Days

Members-only Sale

Saturday, April 12, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. and Sunday, April 13, noon–4 p.m.

Friday, April 11, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.

Shop the Members-only Sale for the best selection. New members are welcome! Members receive a 10% discount on plants; members at the Contributor ($100) level and above receive a 20% discount. Members may place presale orders at adkinsplants.com March 3 through 31.

Prepare for spring in the garden! The region’s largest selection of ornamental native plants will be for sale, including a broad selection of flowering trees and shrubs, perennials, ferns, and grasses for spring planting. Ornamental native flowers and trees make colorful additions to home landscapes and provide food and habitat for wildlife. Master Gardeners will be available to answer questions, and Arboretum docents will be on hand to lead guided walks. The sale benefits the Arboretum’s education programs and introduces the public to the beauty and benefit of gardening with native plants.

Used Book Sale The Arboretum is accepting donations of gardening and nature-themed books and magazines for a book sale during the plant sale. Donations may be dropped off at the Arboretum Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. Shop for books and magazines at great prices on the sale days!

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While the Arboretum’s 400 acres showcase its mission of land stewardship, its education programs are designed to inspire and guide both children and adults to explore and appreciate the region’s natural beauty and take action to contribute to the protection and enhancement of our backyards, neighborhoods, and communities. Programs for adults and children are offered in three sessions per year: winter, spring/summer, and fall. Members receive discounted program fees. Unless otherwise specified, advance registration is required for all programs at adkinsarboretum.org, by calling 410-634-2847, extension 0, or by sending e-mail to info@adkinsarboretum.org. Please arrive 10 minutes prior to the program starting time. Programs and walks are held in all types of weather, including light rain or snow. If Caroline County schools are closed due to weather, then Arboretum programs will be canceled. If a program is canceled due to the threat of inclement weather, participants will be notified by phone or e-mail and offered a refund or an opportunity to reschedule. If in doubt about whether a program will be canceled, call the Arboretum or check the website/Facebook for information. Adult education programs are offered in the areas of stewardship, flora and fauna, art, music and performances, guided walks, and trips. Youth and family offerings include programs for preschoolers, homeschool families, and special programs that encourage families to enjoy time together in nature. The Arboretum’s art program includes the exhibition of art indoors and outdoors, as well as classroom instruction, workshops, and demonstrations. If you have ideas of programs you would like the Arboretum to offer or would like to become involved in the education programs as a volunteer, contact Adult Program Coordinator Ginna Tiernan at 410-634-2847, ext. 27 or gtiernan@adkinsarboretum.org, or Youth Program Coordinator Jenny Houghton at 410-634-2847, ext. 21 or jhoughton@adkinsarboretum.org.

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Wave Hill and New York Botanical Garden

TRIPS

A Field Trip with Chesapeake Touring and Promotions

“ARTiculture,” The Art of Great Garden Design

Wednesday, April 30, 7 a.m.–10 p.m.

Philadelphia Flower Show

Fee: $115 members, $140 non-members includes transportation, driver gratuity, Wave Hill admission, and guided tour at Wave Hill Registration required. Limit: 9

Tuesday, March 4, 10 a.m.–9 p.m. Fee: $75 members, $95 non-members includes transportation, driver gratuity, and admission Registration required. Limit: 22

This spectacular day will begin at Wave Hill, a 28-acre public garden and cultural center in the Bronx overlooking the Hudson River and Palisades. Its mission is to celebrate the artistry and legacy of its gardens and landscapes, to preserve its magnificent views, and to explore human connections to the natural world through programs in horticulture, education, and the arts. The visit includes a guided tour. Lunch is available at The Café or on your own.

The long love affair between art and nature—and the artistic expression found in great garden and floral design—will be captured in an extraordinary presentation of the internationally renowned PHS Philadelphia Flower Show. In the 10-acre exhibition space of the Pennsylvania Convention Center, “ARTiculture” will explore how exquisite landscapes, gardens, and floral arrangements have inspired artists from the Old Masters to the Impressionists to the most creative forces working today. The world’s leading landscape and floral designers will demonstrate that horticultural design is itself a form of art.

After lunch, we will travel 5 miles to the New York Botanical Garden, a National Historic Landmark, featuring one of the world’s greatest collections of flora within its 250 acres of natural terrain, dramatic rock outcroppings, rolling hills, waterfalls and ponds, 50-acre old growth forest, and Enid A. Haupt Conservatory and the new 3.5-acre Native Plant Garden designed by Oehme, van Sweden. The new native plant garden combines contemporary architectural elements, dramatic water features, sustainable materials, and diverse plantings to celebrate the elegant beauty of native plants, the drama of the natural landscape, and the Garden’s commitment to education and conservation. The NYBG grounds are free on Wednesdays. Participants can purchase a NYBG All-Garden Pass for $20 that will provide access to the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory.

The bus departs from Creamery Lane/Aurora Park Drive parking lot in Easton at 10 a.m. and from Adkins Arboretum in Ridgely at 10:30 a.m. An additional stop at the Route 301/291 Park and Ride for Chestertownarea participants will be added upon request. The bus will depart from the Flower Show at 7 p.m. This trip is a joint venture between Adkins Arboretum and Academy Art Museum. Both organizations will be accepting reservations, so early registration is encouraged.

Priscilla Timken, travel planner and executive director of Chesapeake Touring and Promotions, will facilitate this trip. Transportation is a 10-passenger executive-style van. The van departs from Aurora Park Drive in Easton at 7 a.m. and from the Route 50/404 westbound Park and Ride at 7:20 a.m. An additional stop at the Route 301/291 Park and Ride for Chestertown-area participants will be added upon request. The van will depart from NYBG at 5:30 p.m. to return to the Route 50/404 Park and Ride at approximately 9:30 p.m. and Aurora Park Drive at 10 p.m. Look for more Field Trips with Chesapeake Touring and Promotions in the summer issue of Native Seed.

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Register online at adkinsarboretum.org, call 410-634-2847, extension 0, or e-mail info@adkinsarboretum.org. Please arrive at least 10 minutes prior to program start.

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Brooklyn Botanic Garden and Brooklyn Grange Rooftop Farm Wednesday, June 4 Fee: TBD

Visit the Brooklyn Botanic Garden with its new green-roofed visitor center and Native Flora Garden expansion—a newly planted area that features a cultivated pine barrens and a meadow modeled after Long Island’s Hempstead Plains. The new habitats include native species, many of them rare or threatened, and most propagated from seeds legally collected in the wild. The trip also includes a tour of Brooklyn Grange, the leading rooftop farming and intensive green roofing business in the U.S. Located on two roofs in New York City, Brooklyn Grange comprises the world’s largest rooftop soil farms, growing over 40,000 pounds of organically cultivated produce per year.

Tracks and Scat

FLORA AND FAUNA

Fee: $15 members, $20 non-members Registration required. Limit: 20

Wednesday, February 12, 1–2:30 p.m.

What do animals leave behind, and how can you tell which animal left it there? Learn to identify the tracks and scat of local wildlife with educator and naturalist Jenny Houghton. Hone your tracking skills on a nature walk, interpret track stories, and make scale models of scat to test your fellow trackers in training.

Dragonflies and Damselflies Wednesday, January 8, 1–2 p.m. Free for members, free with $5 admission fee for non-members Registration required. Limit: 35 Join Professor Hal White for an illustrated talk on

Spring Ephemerals— The Fleeting Flowers

the dragonflies and damselflies of Caroline County. A professor of biochemistry at the University of Delaware, Hal has been fascinated by insects, especially dragonflies, since high school. It is a serious hobby that has taken him from Canada to Mexico and across the United States. He has published articles on the dragonflies and damselflies of Pennsylvania, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and Acadia National Park in Maine, and has described the larval forms of two endangered species of dragonfly. His book, Natural History of Delmarva Dragonflies and Damselflies, was published by University of Delaware Press in collaboration with the Delaware Nature Society. The book will be available for purchase and signing.

Sunday, April 27, 1–2:30 p.m. Free for members, free with $5 admission fee for non-members Registration required. Limit: 20

Discover the botanical treasures of early spring: trout lilies, Virginia bluebells, spring beauties, pink lady’s slipper, and more. Spring at Adkins Arboretum offers a dazzling diversity of flowers that emerge, and many of us hardly blink before they are gone. Join Arboretum docent and Maryland Master Naturalist Margan Glover on a walk to find these early flowers, sure signs of spring!

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Foraging

Beekeeping Workshops

Sunday, June 8, 1–3 p.m.

All programs are held from 1 to 3 p.m. Fee: $15 per session or $75 for the series for members, $20 per session or $95 for the series for non-members Registration required. Limit: 20

Fee: $15 members, $20 non-members Registration required. Limit: 20 Bill Schindler, Ph.D. returns to the Arboretum to lead this

Join University of Maryland Extension Apiculturalist Mike Embrey for one or all of these beekeeping and crafting workshops.

hands-on workshop that will immerse participants in the exciting, sustainable, and nutritious world of foraging for wild plants. Go into the field to learn how to identify, harvest, and prepare many of spring’s wild edibles. It doesn’t get more local or organic than this!

Saturday, March 15: Native Bees. In this presentation in the Visitor’s Center Gallery, Mike will discuss native bees, bee boxes, and resources for these native pollinators.

Dr. Schindler is a professor of anthropology and archaeology at Washington College. His research focuses on prehistoric foodways and technologies. He incorporates wild foods into his and his family’s diet on a regular basis. Please note that foraging by individuals is not permitted on the Arboretum grounds.

Saturday, April 12: Open Hive Frames. This demonstration and information session will be held at the hive location near the Native Plant Nursery. Saturday, May 10: Split and Divide a Hive. Mike will offer this demonstration at the hive location near the Native Plant Nursery. Saturday, July 12: Honey Extraction. Learn to harvest honey at this indoor demonstration held in the Native Plant Nursery. Saturday, October 11: Building Equipment. Join Mike for this demonstration in the Nursery Potting Shed. Saturday, November 8: Candle Making. Learn to pour and wrap beeswax candles in this demonstration and hands-on workshop in the Nursery Potting Shed. Each participant will leave with a few candles.

Mike will offer a 7-week beginning beekeeping program at the Wye Research and Education Center in Queenstown, MD, beginning Saturday, January 25. For more information and registration, contact Debby Dant at 410-827-8056, ext. 114 or ddant@umd.edu. Registration deadline is January 11.

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STEWARDSHIP Landscape for Life

is for you. Join landscape designer and native plant enthusiast Chris Pax and Arboretum docent Julianna Pax for this two-day workshop and a field trip. Receive instruction and coaching to put your master plan on paper, including tracking water in a landscape to identify dry and wet areas and learning about Bay-friendly strategies for improving success within these areas. Learn about soil types and how they affect landscaping decisions. Discover the role native plants play in the landscape, and how to choose materials for paths and patios that are less harmful to the environment.

Saturday, March 1, 1–4 p.m. and Sunday, March 2, 1–4 p.m. Fee: $85 members $110 non-members Registration required. Limit: 12 households

Conventional gardens often work against nature. They can damage the environment’s ability to clean air and water, reduce flooding, combat climate change, and provide all the other benefits that support life on Earth, including us. The good news is that even one home garden can begin to repair the web of life. It’s possible to create a beautiful garden that’s healthier for you, your family, your pets, and the environment—and that saves you time and money. Harness nature’s power to create a healthy, beautiful home landscape. Landscape for Life shows how to work with nature in your garden—no matter where you live, whether you garden on a city or suburban lot, a 20-acre farm, or the common area of your condominium.

This workshop involves hands-on tasks and homework. Participants will bring a soil sample for testing, draw a detailed site analysis of their property, and begin to work on the master plan that will eventually lead to a beautiful, sustainable landscape. Soil test, class notebook, and drawing materials are included in the course fee. Details about the field trip and guest speakers will be forthcoming. This class is excellent preparation for the Landscape Design Workshop offered on March 29. Landscape for Life is based on the principles of the Sustainable Sites Initiative. Visit landscapeforlife.org for more information.

If you want to create a master plan for your landscape but need confidence and inspiration, this weekend workshop

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out a path, how to screen an undesirable view, and plants recommended for specific conditions. Step by step, you will develop your own landscape design. Workshop leaders are Arboretum Executive Director Ellie Altman; landscape architect Barbara McClinton, formerly of the Baltimore landscape architecture and land planning firm Daft, McCune, Walker; and landscape designer and native plant enthusiast Chris Pax, a graduate of the George Washington University sustainable landscape design master’s program.

Introduction to Vermiculture: Build and Take Home a Worm Bin Thursday, March 6, 1–2:30 p.m. Fee: $30 members, $35 non-members Registration required. Limit: 20 Join Jenny Houghton to learn the power of using

Bring lunch. A continental breakfast and break refreshments will be provided. Also bring a property plat, photos, and other documentation of your property. Worksheets and handouts on native plants will be provided.

earthworms to grow stronger seedlings and enrich your garden soils, houseplants, and ornamentals. Learn an easy, low-maintenance way to significantly reduce kitchen waste, reduce your carbon footprint, and create a fantastic soil amendment. Participants will build their own portable worm bin and leave with the knowledge and tools to get started vermicomposting!

Let it Rain—Landscape Solutions for Rainwater Issues Thursday, April 3, 1–3 p.m.

Landscape Design Workshop

Free for members, free with $5 admission fee for non-members Registration required. Limit: 35

Saturday, March 29, 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Fee: $95 members, $120 non-members Registration required. Limit: 16

Join landscape designers and Queen Anne’s County Master Gardeners Cathy Tengwall and Debbie Pusey to learn how to capture and direct rainwater—a delicate and important resource—by installing a rain garden or rain barrel or by redirecting your downspouts. Learn how a healthy lawn, native plants, and alternative hardscapes help to regenerate groundwater by infiltrating rainwater into your soil. Bring your rainwater issues for discussion.

Three experienced landscape designers and avid gardeners will lead this all-day intensive design workshop that addresses the typical challenges of homeowners in the Chesapeake Bay region. Come with your challenges and dreams, and leave with a landscape plan, ideas, and confidence to transform your home landscape for your enjoyment and pride. Topics include analyzing the challenges and opportunities of your property; developing a plan for circulation and unique features; designing “rooms” for outdoor living; choosing materials for patios and walks; incorporating sustainable practices; and selecting ornamental plants. The day will be organized around brief presentations followed by breakout sessions for one-on-one work with the instructors. The designers will offer practical advice on getting started, what to do with wet areas, how to lay

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Register online at adkinsarboretum.org, call 410-634-2847, extension 0, or e-mail info@adkinsarboretum.org. Please arrive at least 10 minutes prior to program start. Photo by Barbara McClinton

Movie in the A fternoon Biophilic Design: The Architecture of Life Sunday, March 9, 1–2 p.m. Fee: $10 members, $15 non-members Registration required. Limit: 35

Designing for Waterfront Landscapes

A design revolution that connects buildings to the natural world—buildings where people feel and perform better—biophilic design is an innovative way of designing the places where we live, work, and learn. We need nature in a deep and fundamental fashion, but we have often designed our cities and suburbs in ways that both degrade the environment and alienate us from nature.

Saturday, April 12, 10 a.m.–noon Fee: $35 members, $45 non-members Registration required. Limit: 16

Waterfront properties present homeowners with a slew of both daunting challenges and precious opportunities. Join landscape designer and native plant enthusiast Chris Pax, a graduate of the George Washington University sustainable landscape design master’s program, for a look at plants that are good for waterfront landscape conditions and to review some of the special rules and regulations that may apply in your county. You may bring your plat diagram, photos, and a bag lunch to enjoy with the group afterward—Chris will be available until 1 p.m. to answer questions about your specific property. When registering, please call 410-634-2847, ext. 0 or e-mail info@adkinsarboretum.org to specify the county in which your property is located. This class is an excellent follow-up to the Landscape Design Workshop offered on March 29 and provides wonderful shopping ideas for the Native Plant Nursery Opening Weekend.

The recent trend in green architecture has decreased the environmental impact of the built environment, but it has accomplished little in the way of reconnecting us to the natural world, the missing piece in the puzzle of sustainable development. Come on a journey from our evolutionary past and the origins of architecture to the world’s most celebrated buildings in a search for the architecture of life. Together, we will encounter buildings that connect people and nature—hospitals where patients heal faster, schools where children’s test scores are higher, offices where workers are more productive, and communities where people know more of their neighbors and where families thrive. 11

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ART

Kokedama Saturday, March 15, 10 a.m.–noon Fee: $35 members, $40 non-members Registration required. Limit: 12

Botanical Illustration Thursdays, January 23 and 30, February 6, 13, and 20, 9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Kokedama is a green moss ball that refers to a Japanese botanical art. The name is composed of two Japanese characters: “Ko ke” means moss, and “dama” means ball. In this hands-on workshop, Young Choe will introduce this unique and beautiful art. Participants will learn traditional planting methods, display techniques, and instructions for maintaining these miniature representations of nature. All materials are provided.

Fee: $115 members, $140 non-members Registration required. Limit: 12

Drawing is the backbone of botanical art. A painting is only as good as the drawing beneath. In this introduction to botanical drawing taught by Talbot County artist Lee D’Zmura, participants will learn the skills and techniques necessary to capture the essence of flowers, fruits, pods, and leaves. Form, scale, depth, and perspective will be emphasized in this graphite workshop. Each student will produce a detailed botanical study in pencil.

Young Choe studied traditional art-ink painting and calligraphy in her native Korea before moving to the United States. She obtained her BS in Horticulture from the University of Maryland. While volunteering at the National Bonsai & Penjing Museum, she was able to combine her artistic talent and her knowledge of horticulture to create Kusamono and Kokedama. She traveled to Japan to study this unique art form with master Kusamono artist Keiko Yamane. In the world outside the Museum, she worked with native plants at the USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service, National Plant Materials Center in Beltsville, MD. She also was a propagation horticulturist at the U.S. National Arboretum.

Lee is an award-winning botanical artist whose experience as a landscape architect enriches her watercolors. With a focus on historic landscape preservation, her professional projects include the Jefferson Memorial and Dumbarton Oaks in Washington, DC, and Ann-Marie Sculpture Garden in Solomons, MD. The transition from landscape documentation and design to botanical painting was a natural extension of her knowledge and love of plants. Her watercolors are an attempt to capture the beauty and delicacy of the individual specimen with botanical accuracy. The fine detail in her paintings is in part the result of years of technical drawing.

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Introduction to iPhone Photography Saturday, April 26, noon–4 p.m. Fee: $55 members, $65 non-members Registration required. Limit: 8

Inside your iPhone is one of the most inspiring, capable, and fun imaging systems for photography. More than just a snapshot device, the iPhone is a powerful creative tool for creating art. We now carry both a camera and a darkroom with us! Liberated from rushing home to our computers, we can shoot and process our images in the field, learning what works (and doesn’t) to make our captures match our vision. In this workshop taught by Karen Klinedinst, you’ll learn camera capture techniques that are exclusive to iPhone photography; discover which apps are best for contrast, color, and sharpening and stylizing your captures; and study combinations of apps that transform your images into fine art.

Dogwood (Cornus florida)

Karen is a landscape photographer and graphic designer. She graduated with a BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore. She has exhibited her landscape photography in galleries throughout Maryland and the East Coast, including a solo exhibition at Adkins Arboretum of her landscape iPhoneography. Three years ago, she started experimenting with her iPhone to create photographic images on a trip to Cornwall, England. On this trip, she discovered that the iPhone can be a powerful creative tool by using many different apps to manipulate the photos that she had captured with her phone. With her iPhone, she’s able to create a new way of expressing the landscape.

Thursday and Friday, April 24 and 25, 9:30 a.m.–4 p.m. Fee: $95 members, $120 non-members Registration required. Limit: 12

Found throughout Maryland, the dogwood tree is a dearly beloved harbinger of spring. This watercolor class taught by Lee D’Zmura will focus on the history, folklore, and botany of the dogwood’s delicate flowers as participants create a watercolor botanical art piece. Various techniques for painting leaves, including colored pencil and watercolor and dry brush, will be demonstrated. Some watercolor experience is necessary. Bring lunch and snacks to keep you comfortable through the day. Lee received her certificate in Botanical Art from the Brookside Gardens School of Botanical Art and Illustration, where she now teaches advanced watercolor classes. She has also studied with several master botanical artists and is a member of the American Society of Botanical Artists, the Botanical Art Society of the National Capital Region, the Working Artists Forum, and the St. Michaels Art League. Her work is in collections throughout the country. She maintains a studio in St. Michaels, where she draws inspiration from her neighbors’ gardens and from the native wildflowers of Maryland’s Eastern Shore.

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ADULT PROG Photo Capture and Enhancement Saturday, May 10, 8 a.m.–noon Fee: $45 members, $60 non-members Registration required. Limit: 12 Join Joshua Taylor, Jr. to learn how to get the best

images from your camera and how to enhance your images in Photoshop/Photoshop Elements. The Arboretum’s spring landscape will be the setting for practicing newly acquired skills. This handson workshop covers basic shooting techniques for capturing spring splendor and image processing, such as cropping, compositing (combining two or more images), content-aware fill, and converting to black and white. If you’re new to Photoshop/Photoshop Elements or are considering purchasing photo editing software, this workshop will be most helpful in bringing you up to speed. The program is non-technical and visually informative, and includes both outdoor shooting with the instructor and classroom instruction. This workshop is designed for increasing your photographic skills and the joy of using your camera. Josh has presented photography workshops at the Smithsonian National Orchid Show, the U.S. National Arboretum, the U.S. Botanic Garden, and for public gardens, preserves, and horticultural societies across the region. In addition to teaching in the Smithsonian Studio Arts Program and at the Corcoran School of Art and Design, he exhibits his work regularly and speaks to camera and garden clubs.

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Concrete Leaf Casting

Note: Bring ALL photo equipment, including a digital memory card, extra batteries, and camera manual. A tripod is optional but is highly recommended. Point-andshoot cameras are welcome and can work quite well, but be reminded that these cameras do have limited options.

Friday, June 6, 10 a.m.–1 p.m. Fee: $40 members, $50 non-members Registration required. Limit: 12

Cast a live leaf into stone to create a unique garden ornament or bird bath. Crafters Sandy Bemis and Chris Eckert will guide you through the process every step of the way while Dick Bemis mixes the concrete for your use. All materials, including large leaves, will be provided, but feel free to bring your own leaf if you prefer. Castings require a one-week setup time before they can be unmolded, so please bring a large strong flat board (minimum 24” x 30”) to create your leaf on and transport your casting home. This workshop will take place in the Nursery shed. Wear work clothes and shoes, and bring long rubber gloves and an adventurous spirit.

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GRAMS

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WRITING

A Garden of Marvels

Nature as Muse

Fee: $15 members, $20 non-members Registration required. Limit: 35

Sunday, March 30, 1–2 p.m.

Thursday, January 2, Wednesdays, February 5, March 5, April 2, and May 7, 10 a.m.–1 p.m.

In the tradition of The Botany of Desire and Wicked Plants, this witty and engaging history of the first botanists is interwoven with stories of today’s extraordinary plants found in the garden and the lab. In A Garden of Marvels, Ruth Kassinger extends the story of her first book, Paradise Under Glass. Frustrated by plants that fail to thrive, she sets out to understand the basics of botany in order to become a better gardener. She retraces the progress of the first botanists who banished myths and misunderstandings and discovered that flowers have sex, leaves eat air, roots choose their food, and hormones make morning glories climb fence posts. She also visits modern gardens, farms, and labs to discover the science behind extraordinary plants like one-ton pumpkins, a truly black petunia, a biofuel grass that grows twelve feet tall, and the world’s only photosynthesizing animal. Transferring her insights to her own garden, she nurtures a “cocktail” tree that bears five kinds of fruit, cures a Buddha’s Hand plant with beneficial fungi, and gets a tree to text her when it’s thirsty.

Free for members, free with $5 admission fee for nonmembers

Enjoy writing as a way of exploring nature. A different prompt presented in each session offers a suggestion for the morning’s theme. These prompts assist the writer in connecting the natural world outdoors with the natural world inside one’s self. This group is open to anyone who enjoys scribbling lines of thought across parts of trees now bound with rings or glue. Bring a bag lunch and dress for both indoor and outdoor forest adventure.

SPEAKERS Backyard Bug Farming and Beyond! Presented in partnership with the Garden Club of the Eastern Shore at the Oxford Community Center Wednesday, March 12, 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. This program is free and open to the public. No registration is required. Join Nate Erwin as he describes challenges facing

pollinators and shares his adventures in transforming his own backyard in Alexandria, VA, into an oasis for bugs and other wildlife. Nate was manager of Insect Zoo at the National Museum of Natural History for 20 years. During his career at the Smithsonian, Erwin— known as the “Bug Guy”—worked on a wide variety of educational programs and exhibits. He conceived of the exhibit “Treetop Opera,” about the Brood X cicadas that emerged in 2004 after their traditional 17-year dormancy, and was a script consultant on the IMAX 3D film “Bugs!” He has appeared, along with many of the creatures from the Insect Zoo, on various radio and television programs— including The Late Show with David Letterman. This program is underwritten by The Garden Club of the Eastern Shore.

In her friendly and reassuring voice, Ruth introduces the basic botany of plants—flowers, roots, stems, and leaves—and explains how they function together. Combining science and botanical knowledge with reflections on her personal quest to become a better gardener, and illustrated with more than two dozen blackand-white drawings, A Garden of Marvels is a journey of discovery that offers fresh and unexpected insights into the natural world.

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Shinrin-Yoku: The Healing Practice of Forest Bathing

GUIDED WALKS

Sunday, May 4, 1–3 p.m.

Bird Migration Walk

Free for members, free with $5 admission fee for non-members Registration required. Limit: 8

Saturday, May 3, 8–10 a.m. Free for members, free with $5 admission fee for nonmembers Registration required. Limit: 20 Join Wayne Bell on a guided walk to scout for migrant

Experience a very slow, contemplative walk with Anna Harding on a forest trail in this program dedicated to awakening the senses. The Japanese practice of forest bathing is a way to deepen one’s connection to the natural world in ways that remind us of our belonging to it. Experience the gifts that come from walking in quiet, mindful awareness and from our senses opening to the healing effects of the forest and all its offerings.

warblers that regularly pass through the Arboretum in early May. Warblers of note include Black-and-white, Black-throated Blue, Black-throated Green, American Redstart, Yellow-rumped (Myrtle), Magnolia, and (rarer) Blackburnian. Rose-breasted Grosbeak should also be passing through, and resident Indigo Bunting and Blue Grosbeak may be present. Scarlet Tanager, which nests in the mature woods, should also be in good voice. Many of these birds are colorful and full of song. Dr. Bell is Senior Associate and former Director of the Center for Environment and Society at Washington College. Prior to joining the Washington College faculty in 2000, he was Vice President for External Relations for the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES), a global research facility headquartered at Horn Point near Cambridge, MD. He has served as president of the Arboretum Board of Trustees and is past president of the Maryland Ornithological Society.

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Not only will this program encourage you to slow down and breathe in the forest medicine, it will engage your senses in ways that might surprise you and lead you into a deeper understanding of your relationship to nature. Anna Harding has a professional background in holistic body work, life coaching, and as an artist. She is coauthor of the book Petite Retreats: Renewing Body, Mind and Spirit Without Leaving Home.

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Dog Walking with Vicki Arion

Saturday Walks

Every Thursday beginning January 9, 10:30 a.m.

Explore the Arboretum’s rich and unique native plant habitat. Led by Arboretum docent naturalists, First Saturday Guided Walks are offered on January 4, February 1, March 1, April 5, and May 3 at 10 a.m. Discover mature and young native forests, meadows, a wetland, and rain and pollinator gardens, as well as the Arboretum’s Native Plant Nursery and the children’s teaching garden. Tours begin at the Visitor’s Center and last approximately one hour.

Free for members, free with $5 admission fee for non-members Registration requested

Adkins Arboretum is a wonderful place to take a walk, but did you know you can bring along your best friend, your dog? The Arboretum now offers a Dog Walking and Jogging Map that marks great routes to enjoy with your furry friend. The paths are well maintained, and each path offers something different. Nancy’s Meadow Loop is an open space where you can feel the sun on your face and watch birds flying across the sky. The woodland paths allow for introspection in a lush environment where you can admire many species of trees throughout the changing seasons. The Tuckahoe Creekside Walk follows the Tuckahoe Creek, where you can relax on a bench. Exploring the paths at the Arboretum is a fun way to exercise and bond with your pet. The next time you visit, ask the Visitor’s Center staff for a Dog Walking and Jogging Map, and bring your best friend on a leash!

Second Saturday Nursery Walks explore the tremendous diversity of plant material at the Arboretum’s Native Plant Nursery with horticulturalist Eric Wittman on April 12 and May 10. Eric will select dozens of trees, shrubs, and perennials to aid participants on their journey toward incorporating more native plants into their landscapes. Join Eric at the nursery between 1 and 3 p.m. to learn more about the plants your native Arboretum has to offer. (Note: The April 12 walk will take place at the Spring Native Plant Sale in the Arboretum’s front parking area.)

Walks are free with the Arboretum’s $5 admission fee and are always free for members. Visit adkinsarboretum.org for more information.

Arboretum Board member Vicki Arion will lead this one-hour walk. She and her husband have had their veterinary practice in Caroline County for over 20 years, and she is an avid volunteer for the local Humane Society.

To arrange a guided walk for more than 10 participants, contact Adult Program Coordinator Ginna Tiernan at gtiernan@adkinsarboretum.org or 410-634-2847, ext. 27. 17

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ADULT PROGRAMS

Registration is required for all programs.

March 22—Early Purple and Pink Blooms Early pink and purple blooms are beginning to appear. Look for skunk cabbage, paw paw, spring beauty, and bloodroot on this 90-minute early-spring walk. MENU

Chicken soup with greens and sweet potatoes Broccoli bud salad Dill rye bread with mint jelly Gingerbread carrot cake with lemon sauce Saturdays, February 22, March 22, May 3, 11 a.m.–1:30 p.m. and Sunday, April 6, 12:30 p.m. lunch followed by 1:30 p.m. walk

April 6—Fleeting Ephemerals

Fee: $20 members, $25 general public Registration required. Limit: 25

Appearing in early spring, ephemerals flower, fruit, and die back in a short period of time. Join a 90-minute walk to catch glimpses of pink spring beauty, Mayapple, and dogwood blossoms, yellow trout lily, golden groundsel, sassafras and spicebush blooms, and white beech tree blossoms.

Nature Nurture Nutrition Track the changing landscape from winter to spring. Following a guided walk with a docent naturalist, enjoy a delicious and nutritious lunch along with a brief lesson about the meal’s nutritional value. Copies of recipes are provided.

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All Sweet Bay Gifts purchases are 20% off on Soup ’n Walk days!

Spring lentil soup Ginger carrot salad with cranberries Ancient grain bread with orange marmalade Fudge cake brownies

February 22—Seeking Sun and Winter Warmth

On this wintry 90-minute walk, seek out green plants that cherish the warm winter sun. Plants of interest include mosses, cranefly orchid, magnolia and holly leaves, pine and red cedar needles, Christmas fern, and the green stems of strawberry bush and greenbrier.

May 3—Tuckahoe Creek

Enjoy the beautiful view along Tuckahoe Creek on this 90-minute walk. See mountain laurel, beech and tulip trees, black cherry tree blossoms, pink lady’s slipper and Solomon’s seal, and Mayapple fruit.

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Caldo verde with turkey sausage Pasta primavera Pumpernickel bread with spinach spread Cranberry nut bread

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Scallop and vegetable soup Roasted red beets and carrots Apple date walnut bread with apple jelly Fruity nutty oatmeal bars

Wild Ginger Asarum canadense

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Register online at adkinsarboretum.org, call 410-634-2847, extension 0, or e-mail info@adkinsarboretum.org. Please arrive at least 10 minutes prior to program start.

MUSIC AND PERFORMANCES

Romeo and Juliet

Driven Women is an aptly named group of oldtime musicians located on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. Their music comes from fiddle and banjo traditions of the Appalachian Mountains, largely from West Virginia and Kentucky. They seek to preserve and revive the sounds of old-time music, including high energy square dance tunes, soothing waltzes, and the melancholy of dark mountain hollows. The group is driven to enjoy, study, and practice the music of the old masters and play it for others to enjoy. Fiddler Sue Shumaker began playing old-time music in the Philadelphia area in 1983. Banjo player Diane Jones began making sojourns to North Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia in 1980. Guitarist Annie Williams became interested in the old music traditions of her home state of West Virginia in 1973. As chance would have it, they finally met and began playing together in 2009.

Friday and Saturday, May 30 and 31, 6 p.m. Sunday, June 1, 3 p.m. Fee: $10 members, $15 non-members

Shore Shakespeare returns for its second season at the Arboretum with one of Shakespeare’s most enduring plays and the greatest of all love stories, Romeo and Juliet. In fair Verona, where we lay our scene, experience again the story of the star-cross’d lovers and their warring families. Join Shore Shakespeare in the Arboretum Meadow for an unforgettable evening of love and fate— and surely some of the most glorious language ever written.

Romeo and Juliet is by William Shakespeare, with additional material by Chris Rogers, and is an original production of Shore Shakespeare. Bring chairs, blankets, and a picnic, and enjoy this production in the Arboretum meadow.

Driven Women intermittently appear in the afternoon to practice at Adkins Arboretum. Call ahead if you would like to know when they will be playing in the gallery or outside as weather permits.

Meals from The Lily Pad Café will be available at each event but must be ordered by Wednesday, May 28. Meals may be ordered when registering online or by calling 410-634-2847, ext. 0.

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YOUTH & FAMILY PROGR WINTER PRESCHOOL AND HOMESCHOOL Happy Birthday, Mr. Tree!

Tuesdays, February 4–March 11, 10–11:15 a.m.

March 4

Fee: $55 members, $75 general public for six sessions ($10 sibling discount)

Learn how to tell a tree’s age by examining its annual rings. We will make “tree cookie” necklaces, read tree stories, and check out the stumps at Paw Paw Playground.

Classes are open to children ages 3 to 5. Advance registration is required. Enrollment is limited to 15 children, so early registration is recommended. Each class includes a healthy snack and a craft. For further information or to register, call 410-634-2847, ext. 0.

Dirt Detectives March 11

Just what’s so special about soil? Find out as we conduct our very own soil sample and make glittery “soil” shakers to remind us that there’s more to dirt than meets the eye.

Winter Wonderland February 4

Let’s pretend we are snowflakes journeying through the winter sky! We’ll make a shiny snowflake craft, look for Jack Frost in the forest, and warm up with hot chocolate and the beloved children’s book A Snowy Day.

Super Skunks February 11

Roses are red, violets are blue, skunks aren’t sweet, but they need love, too. Celebrate Valentine’s Day by making a Valentine skunk puppet! We’ll learn about the life of this striped hibernator and take a forest walk in search of animal dens.

Dancing with the Stars

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Mondays, February 3–March 10, 1–2:30 p.m.

Even though the stars won’t be out until nightfall, we’ll light up as we learn about constellations! We’ll also sing and dance to starry music, make pinprick constellations to hang in the window, and enjoy sparkling cupcakes.

Fee: $60 members, $75 non-members ($10 sibling discount) Registration required

Maryland’s Eastern Shore has experienced tremendous change through time. Did you know that the dinosaur Astrodon thrived here in the Early Cretaceous? Or that Woodland Indians harvested tulip trees for their dugout canoes, and settlers used pokeberries to make ink? Homeschoolers will explore the history of Maryland’s Eastern Shore through exciting hands-on activities, including target practice with hand-crafted bows and arrows, natural dye-making, and an archaeological dig. Students should bring a pronged folder, paper, and a writing implement to class. Programs are designed for students ages 8 to 12.

Terrific Tracks February 25

Which animals are out and about in the cold? Become an expert tracker and find out! We’ll identify common animal tracks and make our own tracks through the woods, then return to the classroom to warm up with hot chocolate and winter animal stories.

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RAMS FAMILY Natural Egg Dyeing Saturday, April 12, 1–2:30 p.m. Fee: $5 per person for members, $7 per person for nonmembers. Ages 2 and under are free. Registration required.

Enjoy the art of dyeing Easter eggs naturally using blueberries, onion skins, coffee, and other natural items! Bring your own blown or hard-boiled eggs, and be sure to wear old clothes. Egg-dyeing will be followed by a peek into an Arboretum bluebird box and a nest hunt along scenic woodland paths.

Summer Nature Camps For the past nine years, Adkins Arboretum’s Summer Nature Camps have given children the opportunity to enjoy their precious summer the old-fashioned way— outdoors! Campers will make new friends and lifelong memories while exploring the Arboretum’s woodland, meadow, stream, and wetland habitats. From grazing on blackberries to splashing in the Blockston Branch, the Arboretum’s Summer Nature Camps provide children with a truly enchanted experience.

LOOKING AHEAD… Spring Preschool Programs Tuesdays, April 8–May 13, 10–11:15 a.m. Fee: $55 members, $75 non-members ($10 sibling discount)

Camp brochures and registration information will be available online by March 15. Space is limited, and advance registration is required. Sign up your young adventurer to grow with the Arboretum.

Celebrate spring at the Arboretum with your preschooler! Discover the wonders of nests, spring blooms, pollywogs, and more in a six-week program brimming with hands-on fun. Program descriptions and registration information will be available on the Arboretum website by March 1.

Camp Bumblebee (ages 2–3): June 16–20 Camp Pollywog (ages 4–6): June 23–27 Camp Paw Paw (ages 7–9): July 7–11 Camp Egret (ages 10–12): July 14–18

Aquatic Adventures for Homeschoolers Mondays, April 7–May 12, 1–2:30 p.m.

Celebrate a Birthday at Adkins Arboretum!

Homeschoolers will explore the fascinating world of water and the aquatic habitats it supports. What is a riparian buffer zone? How are aquatic plants and animals adapted to their watery environment? What is the relationship between precipitation, runoff, and aquatic habitats? Students will find the answers to these questions and more through engaging hands-on activities. Classes are designed for students ages 8 to 12.

The Arboretum offers environmental youth birthday parties featuring outside games and exploration, engaging environmental activities, crafts, and time for cake and presents. For more information, contact Youth Program Coordinator Jenny Houghton at jhoughton@adkinsarboretum.org or 410-634-2847, ext. 21.

There is a garden in every childhood, an enchanted place where colors are brighter, the air softer, and the morning more fragrant than ever again.—Elizabeth Lawrence 21

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Nature as Muse 10 a.m.–1 p.m.

Deep Snow and Other Memories, works by Linda Bills on view through January 31

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Botanical Illustration 9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Dog Walk with Vicki Arion 10:30 a.m.

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Super Skunks preschool program 10–11:15 a.m.

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Bird Migration Walk 8–10 a.m. First Saturday Guided Walk 10 a.m. Soup ’n Walk 11 a.m.–1:30 p.m. 10 Photo Capture 8 a.m.–noon Split and Divide a Hive 1–3 p.m. Second Saturday Nursery Walk 1–3 p.m.

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Dog Walk with Vicki Arion 10:30 a.m.

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