The Living Landscape 2020

Come learn about the land by looking through the eyes of the species that inhabit wild spaces!

Taking place the first Saturday of each month, this ecological adventure walk through the woodlands and the meadows of the Horn Farm Center will spark your sense of wonder and teach you about all aspects of the land we call home. We’ll focus on broad patterns of landscape as well as diving deep into the details of the micro-ecosystems under rocks, inside dead trees, beneath the soil, and beyond.

Every month’s class will be different in response to what the land presents and what questions you bring to the group. Topics covered may include:

  • Animal and insect tracking
  • Identification of wild plants
  • Tree and bark identification
  • Macro-invertebrates
  • Soil analysis
  • Reading the landscape
  • Nature observation
  • Bird language
  • Topography
  • Understanding water flow
  • Primitive skills

Come prepared for all weather, to get dirty, wet, and sometimes hot and sticky! This class is family and child friendly, but children must be accompanied by an adult. Registration is per person, regardless of age.

Classes will be led by Horn Farm Center Woodland Steward, Wilson Alvarez and take place on the following dates:

Select a date to register.
August 1, 2020
September 5, 2020
November 7, 2020
December 6, 2020

As York County has moved into the green phase, we are returning to in-person classes with some modifications to keep them as safe as possible. Classes will be held outside and are limited to 10 participants per class. If more than one class occurs on the same day, start times will be staggered to reduce the number of individuals arriving at the same time. Multiple hand sanitizer stations are available. We will adjust as needed as time passes and things change.
Participant expectations are as follows:
Participants are required to bring a mask and wear when proper physical distancing cannot be maintained. Physical distancing of 6 feet must be maintained except in case of family members. Do not attend if sick or recovering.