The Historical Society, Shade Tree Commission, Environmental Commission and Sustainable Haddonfield plan to join forces in celebration of Haddonfield’s natural history with an Earth Day Celebration and Birthday Party honoring Samuel Nicholson Rhoads, a prominent 19th century Haddonfield naturalist. We plan to organize a day at Crows Woods with a full slate of outdoor activities and exhibits, natural hikes, and of course, Birthday Cake.
The EC and Sustainable Haddonfield will develop workshops and other activities for children and adults including a tree/woodland walk including a visit to the beaver dam.
The HSH will provide a display about Samuel N. Rhoads including a life-size standing figure, journals and items used for his international collection expeditions. It will be a look into the past of bird expeditions of the Academy of Natural Sciences to inspire future generations!
The STC will offer tree planting and pruning demonstrations by the Haddonfield Branch Managers throughout the morning. The STC will announce the Fall 2013 Tricentennial Trees sale and planting day and “subscriptions” sold to purchase trees for this event.