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SPRING NATURE EXCURSION: Canoe at Eden Mill and Explore Shenks Ferry Wildflower Preserve

May 6, 2023 @ 8:45 am - 8:45 pm


The third in our NEW SERIES of Quarterly Adult Day Trips! Spend the day with other nature lovers, traveling together in the Irvine mini-bus to explore some of the Mid-Atlantic’s best wildlife hotspots.

Start with a tranquil morning of canoeing on the scenic Deer Creek in northern Harford County. We will launch from Eden Mill Nature Center, using their canoes and gear. Two certified canoe instructors will provide a no-stress paddling lesson before we start out and accompany us throughout our two hours on the water. Our guide will be renowned local naturalist Frank Marsden, founder and long-time Director of Eden Mill and an extraordinary nature photographer. Nobody knows the Deer Creek like Frank, and every outing with him becomes a memorable and fascinating lesson in natural history, ecology, and ‘becoming one’ with nature.

After lunch, head to Shenks Ferry Wildflower Preserve along the Susquehanna River. Known for its stunning variety of spring ephemerals, Shenks Ferry offers one of the most splendid displays of forest wildflowers in the eastern U.S., especially in April and May. Dr. Clare Walker will lead the way as we explore the delights of these short-lived blooms. Be sure to bring your camera! Finally, stop for an evening meal at a relatively new and highly-rated farm restaurant in York County. The Spring Nature Excursion departs from Irvine and participants travel together in the Irvine bus. This program is intended for adults.

Instructors: Brian Rollfinke, Director of Education, & Dr. Clare Walker, Master Gardener/Master Naturalist
Saturday, May 6th
Cost: $80 + $15 Fee/Donation to Eden Mill Nature Center + Cost of Dinner
Limited space – register today!