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Winter 2019


Spring 2019


A Berry 'boutiful' Garden

Nothing announces the coming of summer quite like sweet, juicy berries. Bursting with color and flavor, strawberries, raspberries, and blackberries are delectable treats for the taste buds and eyes alike. Create beautiful floral arrangements with edible berries, along with beans, pods, and inedible berries, such as hypericum berry. Learn how to cultivate, harvest, and arrange your own berry 'boutiful' garden with the expert guidance of Denny Warrenfeltz, who has over 40 years of experience in gardening, floral design, and open hearth cooking. First Session - Monday, May 20th: At Trayer's Farm and Greenhouse, Denny will demonstrate various arrangements and provide a guided walk-through of the greenhouse, giving you tips on how to plant and tend your own garden. Trayer's is located at 11452 Welsh Run Road, Mercersburg, PA. Second Session - Monday, June 24th: Tour a sample garden at the Bowman House and create your own arrangement. The Bowman House is located at 323 North Main Street, Boonsboro, MD. Please bring a folding chair to both sessions and enjoy light refreshments both evenings.

Fee: $61 Registration Fee: $8

ANE-084-K | 05/20/19-06/24/19 | D. Warrenfeltz | Check WebAdvisor for course details and Register


On Gossamer Wings: The Magic of Butterflies and Moths

With at least 1,000 species of butterflies and over 1,500 species of moths in Maryland, we have much to explore! Delve into the world of both butterflies and moths in this introduction course. You will learn the lifecycles, anatomy, and nomenclature of species. Weather permitting, we will spend time outdoors using our new knowledge to identify these beautiful, winged insects.

Fee: $61 Senior Adult Fee: $37 Registration Fee: $8

ANE-374-J | 04/30/19-05/14/19 | K. Barylski | Check WebAdvisor for course details and Register


Floral Design - Spring Mini Session

Join floral designer and historic garden specialist, Denny Warrenfeltz, for a special spring session of floral design! Create your own arrangements and decor using an assortment of fresh, silk, or dried materials. Supplies may be purchased from the instructor. Cost dependent upon your choice of materials.

Fee: $41 Registration Fee: $8

DIS-614-J | 04/01/19-04/15/19 | D. Warrenfeltz | Check WebAdvisor for course details and Register


Spring's Fleeting Flowers

What do Squirrel Corn, Bloodroot, Trout Lily, and Virginia Bluebells have in common? They are all spring ephemeral flowers, blooming for just a few weeks in early spring, then quickly fading. Washington County has several great locations for these beauties, so join us for a delightful field trip! Class will meet at Dargans Bend on the C&O Canal.

Fee: $17 Registration Fee: $8

HGN-006-J | 04/16/19-04/16/19 | C. Staff | Check WebAdvisor for course details and Register


Discovering Local Birds

With spring weather comes the return of migratory birds. Hawks and warblers, woodpeckers and mergansers can all be found in Washington County. Learn to identify common spring birds by appearance, behavior and sounds. And chat about where to find birds and about attracting birds to your yard. Continue the discussion with Kathy and your fellow classmates at an optional lunch nearby.

Fee: $11 Registration Fee: $8

HGN-007-J | 04/09/19-04/09/19 | C. Staff | Check WebAdvisor for course details and Register


Spring Birds in the Field

With spring weather comes the return of migratory birds. Hawks and warblers, woodpeckers and mergansers can all be found in Washington County. We'll meet on the C&O Canal, where we should see a good selection of migrating waterfowl, as well as woodland bird species.

Fee: $17 Registration Fee: $8

HGN-008-J | 04/16/19-04/16/19 | C. Staff | Check WebAdvisor for course details and Register


Spring Butterflies in the Field

We think of butterflies as summer creatures, yet spring brings some species we don't see the rest of the year. So come join a guided tour of butterflies! You'll learn more about telling butterflies from moths and identifying common butterflies in the field. We'll get some up close looks and plenty of pictures, too. We will meet on site at a locale in Washington County, to be finalized at least one week before the class. Suitable for beginners and most ability levels. We may walk up to 2 miles on fairly even terrain.

Fee: $17 Materials Fee: $8

HGN-010-K | 05/21/19-05/21/19 | C. Staff | Check WebAdvisor for course details and Register