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Pendle Hill Nature Walk

Jul 21, 2024

A mid-summer walking exploration of the natural and social ecosystems of Pendle Hill’s campus with post-event neighborhood meet and greet
Walk 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Meet-and-Greet 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Free and open to the public, thanks to funding from the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources TreeVitalize Program. No cap on participants.

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610-566-4507, ext. 137

Neighbors and F/friends of all ages are invited to walk the grounds of Pendle Hill with John Gruber, a science teacher and researcher at Friends’ Central School, and Lloyd Guindon, the tender of Pendle Hill’s campus and trees for over 30 years.

Mid-summer can bring a wide range of insect species including butterflies and dragonflies into focus alongside maturing perennials in the meadows and specialist bees in the garden. Mosses, ferns and lichens add additional layers of diversity to what might be seen and explored. We will also show how iNaturalist can help to add observational records to biodiversity inventorying in the area.

Those wishing to come for lunch at 12:00 PM before the walk can register at least 24 business hours in advance. Lunch is $11.50 per person. And those wishing to stay after for the neighbor meet-and-greet will enjoy some light refreshments, the chance to meet some Pendle Hill staff and community members, and a tour of newly renovated historic Upmeads house.

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John Gruber is a science teacher and researcher at Friends’ Central School, where he has worked since 1991. He was an environmental analyst at Abt Associates in Cambridge, Massachusetts and a science teacher in rural Zimbabwe before coming to Friends’ Central’s science department. John attended Brown University and received his AB in Environmental Studies with a focus in biology, geology, and evolution. He earned a Master’s of Science in Medicinal Chemistry from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science. John is an active ecological and systematic biology researcher with particular interests in moths, bees, and fungus.

Lloyd GuindonLloyd Guindon has carefully tended the Pendle Hill grounds since 1985. A graduate of the Barnes Foundation’s Arboretum School, he is trained as an arborist with the International Society of Arboriculture. Lloyd’s love for the natural world was nurtured through his childhood on the dairy farm at Olney Friends School in Barnesville, Ohio. Lloyd is a poet and a lifelong Quaker

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