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Jul
10
Wed
“Bugs and Buds” Nature Program @ Adams Memorial Library (Latrobe)
Jul 10 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Explore the fascinating world inside a pollinator garden as we take a
deeper dive into our Wildflowers and Pollinators Westmoreland Nature backpack.

Love them or hate them — bugs are amazing creatures! We’ll find out what makes a bug a bug, and learn about the important role insects play in growing our favorite flowers, fruits and vegetables.

We’ll use digital microscopes to look inside seeds, sing some buggy songs, and make a nature notebook to take home and keep exploring. To finish up, libraries can choose to go outside on an Insect Safari, or to stay inside and make-and-take home wildflower seed balls.

Jul
11
Thu
“Bugs and Buds” Nature Program @ Rostraver Public Library
Jul 11 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Explore the fascinating world inside a pollinator garden as we take a
deeper dive into our Wildflowers and Pollinators Westmoreland Nature backpack.

Love them or hate them — bugs are amazing creatures! We’ll find out what makes a bug a bug, and learn about the important role insects play in growing our favorite flowers, fruits and vegetables.

We’ll use digital microscopes to look inside seeds, sing some buggy songs, and make a nature notebook to take home and keep exploring. To finish up, libraries can choose to go outside on an Insect Safari, or to stay inside and make-and-take home wildflower seed balls.

Jul
13
Sat
Guided Tree Walk @ St. Xavier Nature Preserve
Jul 13 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join WLT’s AmeriCorps Service Member Sarah Poklembo for a morning walk through St. Xavier Nature Preserve in Latrobe.  The grove still contains many historic trees that were planted for the former St. Xavier Academy, while other historic trees can be viewed along the path to St. Xavier Cemetery. This guided walk will be slow-paced, but will involve some gentle slopes and uneven walkways. Please wear good walking shoes and sunscreen.

Jul
15
Mon
“Bugs and Buds” Nature Program @ Delmont Public Library
Jul 15 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Explore the fascinating world inside a pollinator garden as we take a
deeper dive into our Wildflowers and Pollinators Westmoreland Nature backpack.

Love them or hate them — bugs are amazing creatures! We’ll find out what makes a bug a bug, and learn about the important role insects play in growing our favorite flowers, fruits and vegetables.

We’ll use digital microscopes to look inside seeds, sing some buggy songs, and make a nature notebook to take home and keep exploring. To finish up, libraries can choose to go outside on an Insect Safari, or to stay inside and make-and-take home wildflower seed balls.

Jul
19
Fri
Westmoreland Land Trust Board of Directors Meeting @ Westmoreland Conservation District Barn
Jul 19 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
Jul
20
Sat
Westmoreland Nature Explorers – Weather, Water, Wind @ Hempfield Township Park
Jul 20 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Come to Hempfield Township Park for the third in a series of family-friendly nature workshops designed for children from 5 to 12 years old along with an accompanying adult.

Look up at the sky? Can you identify the different kinds of clouds, and do you know what they can tell us about forecasting the weather? Make a mini cloud in a jar, experiment with giant bubbles, make bubble art, and compete in a Water Cycle Relay Race – but watch out, this might get wet!

Note: preregistration with Hempfield Township is required, with a fee of $15.00 per student. Registration opens on May 1st for Hempfield Township Residents and May 8th for non-residents.  Deadline is 7 days prior to each date.

Jul
21
Sun
Guided Tour of St. Xavier Nature Preserve @ St. Xavier Nature Preserve
Jul 21 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Take a guided tour of the 248-acre St. Xavier Nature Preserve as well as Bellbrook, the former guesthouse of the Sisters of Mercy convent and St. Xavier Academy.  Tours are offered twice a month throughout the summer.

Jul
22
Mon
“Bugs and Buds” Nature Program @ Murrysville Public Library
Jul 22 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Explore the fascinating world inside a pollinator garden as we take a
deeper dive into our Wildflowers and Pollinators Westmoreland Nature backpack.

Love them or hate them — bugs are amazing creatures! We’ll find out what makes a bug a bug, and learn about the important role insects play in growing our favorite flowers, fruits and vegetables.

We’ll use digital microscopes to look inside seeds, sing some buggy songs, and make a nature notebook to take home and keep exploring. To finish up, libraries can choose to go outside on an Insect Safari, or to stay inside and make-and-take home wildflower seed balls.

Aug
3
Sat
Westmoreland Nature Explorers – Be a Botanist! @ Hempfield Township Park
Aug 3 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Come to Hempfield Township Park for the fourth in a series of family-friendly nature workshops designed for children from 5 to 12 years old along with an accompanying adult. Each session will explore the Westmoreland Land Trust’s Nature Backpacks, which are available for you to checkout at the HTAC desk.

Botany is the scientific study of plants. Visit the discovery table and go on a plant scavenger hunt. Use digital microscopes to explore inside a seed and examine the parts of a flower up-close. Experiment with a seed dispersion helicopter and make-and-take home your own handmade seeded bookmark.

Note: preregistration with Hempfield Township is required, with a fee of $15.00 per student. Registration opens on May 1st for Hempfield Township Residents and May 8th for non-residents.  Deadline is 7 days prior to each date.

WLT Volunteer Work-day @ St. Xavier Nature Preserve
Aug 3 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Volunteer with the Westmoreland Land Trust! 

The staff of the Westmoreland Land Trust invites all interested volunteers to join them for a morning of environmental restoration work at St. Xavier Nature Preserve. This morning’s work will focus on preparing the site for our fall Open House.  Please wear sturdy shoes, sunscreen, and insect repellent.

Aug
4
Sun
Guided Tour of St. Xavier Nature Preserve @ St. Xavier Nature Preserve
Aug 4 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Take a guided tour of the 248-acre St. Xavier Nature Preserve as well as Bellbrook, the former guesthouse of the Sisters of Mercy convent and St. Xavier Academy.  Tours are offered twice a month throughout the summer.

Aug
12
Mon
Green Gathering – Ecology Games & Conversation @ Schwarz Farm Future Nature & Art Park
Aug 12 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Join the staff of the Westmoreland Land Trust for a free board game night.  Explore Schwarz Farm Future Nature and Art Park and learn how to play ecology-themed games like Wingspan, Ecologies, Mariposas, and more!

Sep
1
Sun
Guided Tour of St. Xavier Nature Preserve @ St. Xavier Nature Preserve
Sep 1 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Take a guided tour of the 248-acre St. Xavier Nature Preserve as well as Bellbrook, the former guesthouse of the Sisters of Mercy convent and St. Xavier Academy.  Tours are offered twice a month throughout the summer.

Sep
7
Sat
WLT Volunteer Work-day @ St. Xavier Nature Preserve
Sep 7 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Volunteer with the Westmoreland Land Trust! 

The staff of the Westmoreland Land Trust invites all interested volunteers to join them for a morning of environmental restoration work at St. Xavier Nature Preserve. This morning’s work will focus on preparing the site for our fall Open House.  Please wear sturdy shoes, sunscreen, and insect repellent.

St. Xavier Open House @ St. Xavier Nature Preserve
Sep 7 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Join the Westmoreland Land Trust at our second Annual Open House for the new St. Xavier Nature Preserve.  Tour the grounds and the historic Civil-War era guesthouse “Bellbrook” while enjoying music, light refreshments, and family-friendly activities.