Save the Date for our Night in the Woods Gala: November 3, 2018 VIP reception: 6-7pm General Admission: 6:30-10:00pm You could win a trip for two to NYC! Round-trip airfare, a 3-night hotel stay, and 2 tickets to see Hamilton on Broadway! Don’t miss your chance, buy a raffle ticket today! Visit our Gala Website for more […]
Saturday October 13, 2018
Time: 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Location: Leigh Farm Park
364 Leigh Farm Road
Durham, NC 27707
Come discover how plants can be used to dye wool, silk, yarn, cotton – and even buckskin! We’ll talk about different ways to extract color from plants, what mordants are and how to use them to fix color, and what plants are growing in your backyard that you can use for dyes. You’ll come away with your own naturally dyed bandanna or scarf. This class is taught by Anna Alexandre. The class is $30 per person ($15 for students with an ID) plus a $5 materials fee, and is limited to ages 15 and up. Space is limited, so be sure to reserve your spot!
This year, join PWC in a series of mini BioBlitzes. Rather than scour the park for all the species in 24 hours, we will be focused on certain taxon during each mini BioBlitz. Our very first mini BioBlitz will be held on April 26, 2018! We’ll recruit a couple of expert naturalists, use lots of volunteers, and help you learn as much as you can about our natural world!
Since it’s the year of the bird, what better way to celebrate than by leading an owl prowl and surveying our nocturnal raptors?! In years past we have documented brand new species to both North Carolina and to the United States! What will we find this year?
Join us and be amazed by the biodiversity that you can find in your own backyard. Don’t know anything about science? Don’t worry!