Led by Katelyn Melvin of Tooth of the Lion Apothecary, this winter plant walk will focus on the botanical characteristics, ethnobotany, "wildcrafting" tips and medicinal uses of conifers past and present. After the walk, participants will head inside to sip on white pine tea and discuss how to incorporate herbal medicine into simple winter wellness practices.
Tyler is the perfect place to beat the winter blues. There's always something to see here and Richard Brenner and Dick Cloud are the perfect guides to winter's natural wonders. Learn to recognize plants in their seasonal guise using seed stalks, leaf rosettes, and other clues, and explore Tyler's ever changing beauty - even in the winter season.
Winter is the time to make final preparations for beekeeping in the spring. Join beekeeper Paul Strommer in this fun, informative, hands-on learning experience. The class covers basic bee biology, equipment, colony set-up and location, hive management, common pests and diseases, and more.
A day of nature exploration and fun is the perfect solution when your child has a day off and you have to work. These easy-going days are filled with discovery, games, crafts, hikes, and projects so engaging the kids won't even know they're learning.
Winter offers great views of the Arboretum. With the leaves off the trees, natural structures and landforms are more visible. Join Dick Cloud for a fast-paced hike that includes moderate to steep trails.
For photographers seeking winter inspiration, the textures of bare trees and the pops of color in Tyler's witchhazel collection offer unlimited opportunities to be creative. Join naturalist and photographer Chris Lawler as he shares tips on composition and camera settings to help photographers capture winter images they'll be proud to share.
This annual family event features a walk to one of the Arboretum's sugar maples, where you can your hand at tapping a tree, then discover how sap is turned into delicious maple syrup. Then, satisfy your appetite in the historic Barn for a yummy pancake and sausage breakfast.