Tree-mendous Trees: Kids Read and Explore
Binky Lee Preserve | Sun, April 08, 2018, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Kids, bring your adults to discover the tremendous trees of Binky Lee! From woodpecker hideouts and cracking-good nuts, to essential oxygen and cooling shade, trees give us gifts year round. We’ll read the story Tree Lady, and celebrate the importance of trees through hands-on activities, story time, tree planting, and a stroll through the woods.
Natural Lands is pleased to partner with Longwood Gardens on this fifth annual Community Read initiative, designed to encourage reading and thoughtful reflection. Tree Lady, written by H. Joseph Hopkins and illustrated by Jill McElmurry, tells the true story of green-thumbed pioneer and activist Kate Sessions, who helped San Diego grow from a dry desert town into a lush, leafy city known for gorgeous parks and gardens.
Binky Lee Preserve is an expanse of former agricultural land that is being converted back to natural woodlands and meadows. Returning the land to nature actually requires a great deal of care and skill. For more than two decades, we’ve employed a range of restoration techniques to improve these habitats so plants and wildlife can thrive, and for people to enjoy.
More than 10,000 native trees have been planted on the preserve—a process known as afforestation—in an effort to expand the wooded areas. In other sections of the preserve, by not mowing we allow them to return to woodlands on their own. While it won’t happen overnight—and we’ll need to try to mitigate the impact of deer and invasive plants—these trees will eventually and provide critical forest habitat for wildlife.
- Dress for the season and wear sturdy, closed-toe shoes
- Please note that trails are not suitable for strollers.
- Event geared for kids 5 – 8 years old; older and younger siblings are welcome.
- Please leave your four-legged friends at home.
Event is free. Registration required. Please complete and submit the secure, on-line registration form below to let us know you are coming, or call 610-353-5587 ext. 221.
Events may be cancelled due to inclement weather or low registration. In that case, we will make every effort to update our website and contact registrants. Note that we cannot offer refunds of paid registrations or ticket purchases, but rest assured that your donation will help us in our work to save open space, care for nature, and connect people to the outdoors.
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