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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Spring Wildflower Trips

Botanist, Karen Travers led  a group from TLC on our own private tour of the spring wildflowers in Mt. Cuba’s woodlands today.  Participants viewed common native wildflowers like may apple, trout lilies, Quaker ladies, woodland poppies, phlox, blue bells and more and learned how to incorporate natives into our own landscaping for attracting wild life and eradicating those pesky invasives.

Phlox stolonifera

Group at Mt. Cuba Center

We also saw the trillium garden and the experimental beds.  The tadpoles are busy in the pond and a toddler snapping turtle visited too.  Mt. Cuba is beautiful any time of year but spring is truly amazing as the earth throws off the blanket of winter and emerges gracefully into vibrance. Mt. Cuba is now open to the public on Fridays and Saturdays until November from 10- 4 pm.  Knowledgeable staff are on hand to help with plant identification or any other questions you have about the grounds and gardens.  There are places tucked in the garden to sit and relax as well as a picnic area for the family.  Mt. Cuba also has  a great native plant finder at 

The Land Conservancy will be holding a Wildflower Walk with botanist, Janet Ebert, on Sunday April 28th from 9am-12pm at our Bucktoe Creek Preserve; 432 Sharp Road, Avondale, PA 19311. CLICK HERE to register! 

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