Get in Tune with Nature: Edible Wild Plants–April 16 @ 2:00pm & 6:30pm


 Our exciting series of nature-related workshops returns!

April 16:  Edible Wild Plants (new topic!)

In this workshop we will examine plants growing in and around our yards which can be eaten, native, or invasive. We will look at which parts are edible and, depending upon their availability, we will have some tasty examples to share.

2:00pm session register HERE

6:30pm session register HERE


May 21:   Backyard Biology/Photo Journaling

Creating wildlife habitats in your yard provides food, water, shelter, and nesting sites for a variety of organisms.   The photo exhibit is an introduction to the Backyard Biology workshop, where we will investigate a few of the ecological processes that take place everyday to sustain the cycles of life.   Activities include reading tree rings, observing how plants “breathe”, analyzing feathers, comparing the genetics of black & wild type gray squirrels, making seed balls, and methods of journaling.  Participants always bring lots of questions, info, fun and laughter.

2:00pm session register HERE

6:30pm session register HERE


All programs are offered in the afternoon and repeat in the evening. Afternoon sessions at 2:00pm, evening sessions at 6:30pm.

This program is designed for adults. Participants must be at least 14 years of age. Registration is required.


Pat Milliken and Gil Pielin are retired high school teachers, currently working on their certification as Master Naturalists. Pat has taught for 32 years, teaching a variety of courses, many in Biology and Environmental Science. She also does nature photography. Gil Pielin taught for 41 years including classes on biology, anatomy, physiology, chemistry, math, and environmental science. He was selected Environmental Teacher of the year in 2007.

These programs are FREE but you MUST register (online on our website or call the library at 412-486-0211). Space is limited. (No requirement to attend all.) Please visit our website or pick up a newsletter for more details.