Posted by: Pam | August 27, 2015

Engaged. Informed. Inspired.

That’s what I have to say about the 2015 Wild Summer Conservation Film Series in Wayne.

We enjoyed 4 excellent award-winning films made possible by the Jackson Hole Conservation Film Festival at a very conservative price– and we are grateful to them for that. The films were made by a diverse group of conservation filmmakers who, with their art form, engaged us, informed us, and inspired us all summer long.

Radnor Library and its partners, Radnor Conservancy, Radnor Bird Town, and Radnor Township’s EAC wish to thank all of you who shared your Wednesday evenings with us. Again, we were so lucky to get donations of milkweed, Joe Pye Weed, and Clustered Mountain Mint from three great civic-minded plant growers: Jenkins Arboretum, North Creek Nurseries, and Mostardi Nursery. We had a drawing after every film and gave away Doug Tallamy’s books. Thanks, Kathleen. I must add my special appreciation for Phil and Bonnie Witmer and their computer that saved the evening! Whew. That was close.

Radnor Township and its neighbors will attract more bees, butterflies, and other winged creatures because of what we all planted.

Let’s bee bold and continue to take action… starting with our own backyards.

 

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After Flight of the Butterflies film, a drawing for Tallamy and Darke's The Living Landscape

After Flight of the Butterflies film, a drawing for Tallamy and Darke’s The Living Landscape

Our filmgoers!

Our filmgoers!

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I won!

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Phil Witmer, President, Delaware Valley Ornithological Club, answering our questions after Flight of the Butterflies.

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My Clustered Mountain Mint! Thanks, Steve Mostardi!!!!

Thank you, Steve Mostardi!

Posted by: Pam | August 24, 2015

Join our final amazing journey on August 26!

JOIN US (AND MILLIONS OF BUTTERFLIES) ON AN AMAZING JOURNEY TO A REMOTE HIDEAWAY

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Wednesday, August 26 at 7:00PM

As the 2nd annual Wild Summer Conservation Film Series in Wayne comes to a close, we are excited about screening Flight of the Butterflies, a free 44-minute film that went on to win numerous awards after being a big winner at the Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival less than 2 years ago. The award-winning production team (including an Oscar winner) followed the year-long migration cycle of the Monarch butterfly, from Canada, through the United States to remote 10,000-foot-high peaks in the Sierra Madre Mountains of Mexico.

And like last time, we have surprises after the film. Yesterday, we took a Sunday drive to Mostardi Nursery in Newtown Square to meet with Steve Mostardi and he gave us something to give to you that butterflies love to eat.

 And that’s all I can say about that, folks!

Radnor Library, Radnor Conservancy, Radnor Bird Town, and Radnor Township’s EAC wish to thank you for attending the films and then going home to plant the milkweed and Joe Pye Weed that we loved making available through the generosity of donors like Steve Mostardi. We are very lucky, indeed.

I hope to see you Wednesday night,

Pam

The Wages of Spin II

Posted by: Pam | August 12, 2015

Friday Fine Film: 50 TO 1

ON FRIDAY, AUGUST 14 AT 1:30PM

THE LIBRARY WILL SCREEN

50 TO 1

A FILM BASED ON A TRUE STORY

50 to 1

A misfit group of New Mexico cowboys find themselves on the journey of a lifetime when their crooked-footed racehorse qualifies for the Kentucky Derby. Based on the inspiring true story of Mine That Bird, the cowboys face a series of mishaps on their way to Churchill Downs, becoming the ultimate underdogs in a final showdown with the world’s racing elite.

Rated PG 110 minutes.

Free Film! Complimentary popcorn and beverage!

The Wages of Spin I

Posted by: Pam | July 31, 2015

I’m sold!

16 Days and Sold

I HOPE YOU ARE HAVING A GREAT SUMMER

AND

IT WOULD BE GREAT TO SEE YOU AT THE LIBRARY!

PAM

Posted by: Pam | July 21, 2015

Not your average Joe

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North Creek Nurseries–what a fine place to put down roots! (to the trade only)

If you don’t know this handsome American native, there’s still time for you to get acquainted with Joe Pye…

Radnor Memorial Library would like to thank North Creek Nurseries in Oxford, PA  for donating 50 Joe Pye Weed plants to our Wild Summer Conservation Film Series. Special thanks to the very gracious Brigitte Crawford for handling our request.

http://www.northcreeknurseries.com/

Because of their generosity, the Library and Radnor Conservancy, along with Radnor Bird Town and Radnor Township’s EAC, could take action right away by giving the plants away to the folks who attended last week’s conservation film in the Winsor Room. By this time, they are all in the ground taking root so that next year the butterflies and all their friends will feast on them.

I hope to see you at the last film in the series on August 26 at 7PM. It will be Flight of the Butterflies. We had technical difficulties last week and had to screen Bird Brain ahead of schedule.

This summer we have given away milkweed, Joe Pye Weed, and 2 copies of Doug Tallamy’s book, Bringing Nature Home. I wonder what we’ll do next…

I hope to see you at the next film–

Pam

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Wild Summer Butterflies

Posted by: Pam | June 26, 2015

under milk weed

Here are my little bantam hens (Ellie, Tina, and Grace) sun bathing under the one-year-old milkweed that I planted last summer. I am so proud that the girls haven’t munched on it or dug it up. It could be that since chickens feel the vibration of the earth, they suspect there are Monarchs somewhere in the neighborhood who need to lay their eggs on the leaves. Ever since last week’s screening of Kingdom of Plants, I now know that animals and plants have secrets that they share in mysterious ways…

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Last summer was the very first Wild Summer Conservation Film Series at Radnor Memorial Library. We are doing it again this summer, and so far we have screened 2 films and had close to 40 people in attendance. We found our films in Jackson Hole, at their biennial Wildlife Film Festival. http://www.jhfestival.org/

Jackson Hole Film Festival

We had a choice of what to screen and naturally decided to pick the winners from 2013. After both films, we gave away milkweed plants– just like last year.

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Leftover milkweed on the front porch, soaking up the raindrops

On July 15 at 7PM, we will screen the next film, Flight of the Butterflies, after which we will give away Joe Pye Weed. The name of this plant makes me smile, even though I know there are folks out there who would like to rename it. Butterflies really love this plant.

Radnor Library and its partners for the film series, Radnor Conservancy, Radnor Bird Town, and Radnor Township’s EAC, would like to thank North Creek Nurseries  in Oxford, PA for their generous donation of Joe Pye Weed.

http://www.northcreeknurseries.com/

Last summer they donated plants, too. I can’t wait to make the drive to pick them up. This place is a wholesale company and I am picturing greenhouses as far as the eye can see!

I hope to see you at the next film–

Pam

Posted by: Pam | June 22, 2015

Wednesday’s Film: Earth Flight: North America

Wild Summer Earth Flight

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