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Insect Walk: Let’s Reflect on Insects
Stoneleigh: A Natural Garden |
August 18, 2022 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Insects are everywhere; all it takes is a watchful eye and an open mind to see just how incredible they are. Since Stoneleigh opened as a public garden, it has become essential habitat for insects of all sorts, and we continue to develop and diversify the property to make it even more hospitable to these all-important creatures.
Join horticulturist and naturalist Sam Nestory on a walk through the garden in search of some of the fantastic insects that call Stoneleigh home. Learn about insect diets and lifecycles, how important they are to our ecosystems, and how you can support them in your own garden.
For nearly 80 years, Stoneleigh was the home of the Haas family, which donated the property to Natural Lands in 2016 so that it would remain preserved forever.
The property includes stately trees, winding pathways, and lush gardens that were designed by a number of notable landscape architects over the past century—including the Olmsted Brothers, sons of the famed Frederick Law Olmsted.
- Meet at the Welcome Kiosk.
- Bring a camera to capture your favorite spaces.
- Service animals are welcome as required by law. Pets are not permitted.
- Picnicking at the Catalpa Court pavilion is available as first come, first serve.
- The terrain is relatively level. There is about a mile-and-a-half of porous paved pathways and a mile of asphalt roads that are accessible to people who use strollers, wheelchairs, or other mobility aids.
- Accessible bathrooms are available on-site and will be open.
Help us all stay safe:
- If you are sick, please stay home.
- CDC recommends that people who are not fully vaccinated wear a mask in crowded outdoor settings or during activities that involve sustained close contact with other people. Fully vaccinated people might choose to wear a mask in crowded outdoor settings, especially if they or someone in their household is immunocompromised.
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