Monday, August 30, 2021

Hawk Mountain Sanctuary To Host Fall Native Plant Sale Sept. 11; Fall Migration In Full Swing

Hawk Mountain Sanctuary will host its annual Fall Native Plant Sale on September 11 outside of the Visitor Center from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., featuring almost 100 species of native trees, grasses, vines, shrubs, and flowering plants. 

The sale is open to the public, and all proceeds benefit Hawk Mountain's conservation and education programs.

Native plants available for purchase include asters, goldenrods, milkweeds, coneflowers, brown-eyed susans, and more. Plant sale volunteers will help make the sale enjoyable, educational, and as convenient as possible; they will carry purchases to buyers' cars, store them until the end of the day's visit, and offer great gardening tips for any home landscape. 

Garden volunteers will be present to help visitors with plant selection and care. The bookstore offers a year-round selection of native plant gardening books for those interested in learning more.

Explore Hawk Mountain

The sale also provides a great reason to explore the Sanctuary's trails and scenic overlooks, since the Autumn Migration Hawkwatch will be in full swing, and migrating hawks can be seen soaring in increasing numbers. 

Mid-September is the peak of broad-winged hawk migration, Hawk Mountain's most numerous migrant, so big flights are possible.

Staff, volunteers, and trainees will also offer the regular weekend programs, including the free Raptors Up Close program. Upcoming events and details are always available on the Sanctuary Events Calendar.

Music On The Mountain

In addition to the sale, the Sanctuary will be hosting the Gabriel Chamber Ensemble as part of the Music on the Mountain series. The Ensemble’s original quartet will perform selections that feature themes of love and patriotism. Proceeds from this event will benefit both organizations. 

Light refreshments and a chance to meet the performers along with a live raptor will immediately follow. Registration is required for this event and can be found online.

For more information on programs, initiatives and upcoming events, visit the Hawk Mountain Sanctuary website or call 610-756-6961.  Click Here to sign up for regular updates from the Sanctuary, Like them on Facebook, Follow on Twitter, visit them on Flickr and visit their YouTube ChannelClick Here to support Hawk Mountain.

[Posted: August 30, 2021]  PA Environment Digest

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