Join Rick Collier as participants are given an overview as to “Why” and “How” the 14-acre natural area known as the Dixon Meadow Preserve came to be. The evening is an educational walk through the refuge focused on the various native habitats ranging from open water to dry up-land meadows, the importance of the preserve to birds and other wildlife, and the management of storm water for reduced flooding.
Curious about Birding? Birder, Ruth Pfieffer, owner of Birding with Ruth, will introduce you to the world of our avian neighbors by way of the Dixon Meadow Preserve at Erdenheim farm. Ruth will give a brief overview on her experiences, identification and best times of avian sightings. The group will then take a walk to the Preserve for a hands-on guide to birding. Bring your binoculars!
Della Micah, former Director of College Counseling at Germantown Friends School, will give a presentation and a walk at the Preserve to educate on her support to preserve and protect the Monarch Butterfly. In recent years, there has been a decline in milkweed due to increased use of herbicides. Della uses the Dixon Meadow Preserve’s abundant amounts of milkweed to help this important butterfly thrive in our area.
Learn how Fred Berg of iskyimages use a drone to capture the Dixon Meadow Preserve Landscape to observe and detrmine patterns of growth, wildlife, etc.. Learn about the latest technology today’s professionals are using and how today’s equipment and software compare to days past. Fred and Steve will demonstrate their drones and explain the environment they work in with today’s ongoing regulations.
Be inspired by the Dixon Meadow Preserve to paint en plein air with Stefanie Lieberman, an award winning landscape and graduate of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Learn how to capture the colors and light of a morning in June and various approaches to working on-site to compose and complete plein air paintings.
One Class: $50 ($45 Woodmere Members)
Rain Date June 9