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Stargazing at the Morris Arboretum
Ben Buono
Amateur Astronomer

Come join us for a pleasant evening in the garden and take advantage of our unique views of the skies. We hope to observe the Aquariids meteor shower on May 5th or the Lyrids on May 9th , the raindate. Ben Buono, one of our local backyard astronomers, will guide you through observing techniques to help you more fully enjoy the shower. He will also provide a guided tour of Orion and nearby constellations and a general discussion about observing, astronomy, and cosmology with time for questions and answers. Dress comfortably and bring something to sit or lay on to give you a relaxing view of the sky. No special equipment needed and for the more adventurous, bring your camera (tripod recommended).

Thursday, May 5
8:30-10 p.m.
Raindate: Monday, May 9
Single class scheduled on 5/5/2016 at 8:30PM
 
Attendees: 1 $20.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $25.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $20.00 ea.

Arboretum Architecture and Evening Garden Stroll
Bob Gutowski
Director of Education and Visitor Experience, Morris Arboretum

Get inside and behind the scenes in Gates Hall with Arboretum historian, Bob Gutowski. This building, not normally open to the public, was built in 1893 as "Overlea" a private residence designed by Wilson Eyre, Jr., an architect known for his informal and welcoming country houses. The window variations, classical motifs and human figures seen in the ornamental details were typical of Eyre's work that helped bring national attention to Philadelphia's suburban architecture. Gates Hall was acquired by the Arboretum in 1948 as an administration building and laboratory and it is still used in that way today. After exploring the building we will have refreshments on the veranda and then take an evening stroll through the Arboretum after hours, when the garden is quiet. Please dress for the weather. Meet at the Arboretum's Visitor Center.

Wednesday, May 25
7-9 p.m.
Single class scheduled on 5/25/2016 at 7:00PM
 
Attendees: 1 $30.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $35.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $35.00 ea.

Overnight at Bloomfield Farm
Enjoy an overnight get-away with family and friends at Morris Arboretum's Bloomfield Farm. Arrive after dinner or with a picnic on Friday evening (no cooking please). Bring all that you need for camping tent, sleeping bag and pad, flash light, folding chair, camp stories, etc. Pitch your tent by historic Springfield Mills, enjoy a communal camp fire, and toast marshmallows. There will be evening and morning nature walks led by Arboretum staff. Fireflies are expected in the meadows. Saturday morning a continental breakfast will be provided. You may want to bring your binoculars. Take a break from your routine without going far from home. The price is per tent with a limit of four persons per tent. Registration is limited to ten tents. Bloomfield Farm is located on East Northwestern Avenue directly opposite from the Morris Arboretum's public garden entrance.

Friday, June 17 to Saturday, June 18
Arrive after dinner at 6 p.m. on Friday, Leave by 10:30 a.m. Saturday
Friday, June 17, 2016 at 6:00 PM
 
Attendees: 1 $70.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $80.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $70.00 ea.

Morris Moth Night: Celebrating National Moth Week
Kris Soffa
Naturalist

Our introduction to the world of moths will start with a presentation, "Moth Basics," that introduces you to the fascinating world of moths. We will then learn how to construct a DIY moth trap, set ultraviolet light lures, and provide "sugar bait" for moths with our secret recipe. Don't miss your chance to visit the Out on a Limb exhibit to see what moths we have attracted. Who knew that moths have a sweet tooth, just like humans? No experience is necessary. This class is perfect for someone with a scientific interest and others who simply want to have an unusual nocturnal nature experience. Meet at Widener Visitors Center. Bring flashlight, camera and be prepared to walk quietly in the dark on the path to Out on a Limb. This class is for adults and children 12 years and older.

Tuesday, July 26
Raindate: Thursday, July 28
8:00-9:30 p.m.
Single class scheduled on 7/26/2016 at 8:00PM
 
Attendees: 1 $25.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $30.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 No Charge

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