Friday, April 17, 2015

GET AMPED, WE OFFER CAMPS!

SUMMER CAMPS 2015

*Registration is OPEN for all camps!

Nature Scientist Camp - 8 Spots Left

A new specialty camp especially geared towards nature lovers!  The camp will include scientific studies on birds, mammals, water quality, and much more.  

Date: July 7th - 10th

Time: 9:30 am - 2:00 pm

Age: 11 - 14 years old



Nature Exploration Camp 1 - 10 Spots Left

A great chance for kids to get out of the house this summer! Camp will include hiking, pond study, crafts, animals, and more! 

Date: July 21th - 24th

Time: 9:30 am - 2:00 pm

Age: 6 - 12 years old


Animal Caretakers Camp - 6 Spots Left

A new specialty camp especially geared towards the animal lovers in the family!  The camp will be very hands on and involve Westmoreland’s live animals. Campers will learn how to take care of our various residents. 

Date: July 29th - 31st

Time: 9:30 am - 1:00 pm

Age: 11 - 14 years old



Nature Exploration Camp 2 - 10 Spots Left

A great chance for kids to get out of the house this summer! Camp will include hiking, pond study, crafts, animals, and more!

Date: August 25th - 28th

Time: 9:30 am - 2:00 pm

Age: 6 - 12 years old



DID YOU HEAR THE BEES ARE HERE!

Our new honeybees have arrived!  Some are in our observation hive inside the nature center and others are in the traditional hives on various parts of the Sanctuary.  Come see the fascinating little bee engineers as they raise young, construct honeycomb, make honey, and most importantly, pollinate.  Our honeybee workers will visit flowers on Westmoreland and neighboring gardens!

Honeybees busy in their hive Photo Credit: Steve Ricker, Conservation Director

*Our bussssssy honey making friends need a sponsor(s) to help care for them and to help us expand our apiary!

Visit our website to become a sponsor today!

Thursday, April 16, 2015

"GAME CAMERA IS THE NAME"

Cameras for Conservation

The use of game cameras as a tool in conservation has gained ground quickly in the last few years.  No longer must biologists try to trap animals in order to study them.  Westmoreland is 640 acres of pristine forest, wetlands, and fields.  That is a lot of property to monitor the flora and fauna.  Game cameras will allow staff, students, and interns to track the wildlife that uses Westmoreland as a home and as a greenway on their travels.  Join us in our campaign to get new game cameras for Westmoreland Sanctuary. 


DONATE HERE

Coyote Photo Credit: Game Camera

Visit our website at www.westmorelandsanctuary.org to learn more!


Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Giant Swallowtail in Wildlife Management Area

Giant Swallowtail - Papilio cresphontes

We will be searching for the host plants of this butterfly the next few months.  Prickly Ash and Common Rue are the most likely larval food in our area.  Records indicate this butterfly has never been recorded on the property.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Columbus Day Volunteers


 Great weather for our volunteers to help clean up the Sunrise Terrace Area.  
 Of course, we always have time for a little nature study.
 We found a "little" stag beetle larvae in the wood chips.
Thanks to all who came out and helped. 

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

End of Summer Camp Fun

A great group participated in Westmoreland's End of Summer Camp last week.  Activities included; making garden stepping stones, hiking, catching frogs and fish, a visit to the ChestnutRidgeHawkwatch and campfire building and cooking.








Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Shakespeare Success!

With a fabulous cast and crew drawing a sell-out crowd of over 400 we can safely declare our first production of Shakespeare in the Sanctuary a success!
Everyone is eagerly awaiting the next production.