Spring Flowers Lecture and Workshop

Spring Season Wine and Dine:  Nature Awakening

Thursday, April 12, 2018, 7:00 – 9:00PM

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                                          Bloodroot                                             Dutchman’s Britches                                        Red Trillium                                  Pink Lady’s Slipper

Nature is slowly emerging from her winter slumber and as we venture into our gardens and yards, the excitement of tending our own patch begins.  This evening we enjoy wine and cheese as we learn about the spring wildflowers in Westmoreland Sanctuary.  These spring ephemerals are very specialized and have important relationships with animals and soils of the forest.   This is also an opportunity to learn what we might want to consider in our own yards to assist and attract nature in our own neighborhoods.

A fun floral arranging workshop to follow for all participants.


*Your PayPal receipt is your confirmation.  A list of registered participants will be at the door.


Speaker:  Steve Ricker – Westmoreland Sanctuary’s Director of Conservation and Wildlife Management.  Steve has been working in the environmental education and management field for over 25 years in our area.  Steve has a BS in Wildlife Management from Unity College in Maine.

Workshop Coordinator:  Nadia Ghannam – Nadia’s design and craft style is derived from her appreciation of the natural landscape and over 20 years of working in the arts and museum field. She holds a BFA from Cornell University with a focus on Art History and Print Making and an MA in Painting’s Conservation from Queen’s University in Ontario Canada.

When not working on the conservation of historic and modern paintings, she is an avid gardener, and crafter with a keen interest in floral arts and arranging using seasonal, locally foraged plants and flowers to incorporate into her designs. She has been working to expand her local elementary school garden to foster and nurture young children’s love and appreciation

                                                                                                          Spring Beauty