Harrisburg – The Governor’s Residence gardens
will be open to the public for the “Creatures of the Garden” open house on
Sunday, Aug. 10, as part of the free, “Second Sunday” events scheduled
throughout the summer.
family-friendly event will showcase creatures of all shapes and sizes that
inhabit gardens in Pennsylvania. Visitors will have an opportunity to
observe live animal demonstrations, hear educational presentations and
participate in hands-on activities.
“Due to the
popularity of ‘Creatures of the Garden’ last year, the Governor and I decided
to offer this exciting program to the public again this summer,” First Lady
Susan Corbett said. “Visitors will learn about nature, while getting an
up-close and personal look at the animals that live in backyards across
organizations will be on hand to share information and offer demonstrations,
including: the Backyard Beekeepers Association; Ned Smith Center for Nature and
Art; Penn State Extension Master Gardeners of Dauphin County; Pennsylvania Game
Commission; and ZooAmerica North American Wildlife Park.
Hubley, host of “A Wild Moment,” will offer an educational program titled
“Critters Beyond Your Back Door” at 2 p.m. It will feature mammals, birds
of prey and snakes that are native to Central Pennsylvania.
Sunday through September, visitors are invited to explore the Governor’s
Residence gardens from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Events take place rain or
information, visit www.pa.gov/firstlady
or contact the First Lady’s Office at 717-787-1965.
Mostek, First Lady’s Office; 717-787-1965
final “Second Sunday” open house will take place on Sept. 14, as part of the
Art Association of Harrisburg’s 26th annual Gallery Walk.