Apples all year long: blossoms and pollination at Audubon Community Nature Center

Date(s) - Friday, May 04, 2018
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Audubon Community Nature Center


The Audubon Community Nature Center will hold apples all year long: blossoms and pollination from 2 to 4 p.m. Friday, May 4 at the Community Nature Center, 1600 Riverside Road, Jamestown.

Apple blossoms turn into delicious, multipurpose fruits, but only if they actually bloom and are pollinated. Participants will learn about disease prevention, tips for helping pollinators find their trees and other quirks about apple blossoms and their journey from flower to fruit.

Al Yelvington is a fairly recent transplant to the area after retiring from 33 years in the Coast Guard. Al started a cider orchard (Happy Dog Farm) outside of Russell, Pennsylvania to provide juice specifically for hard cider makers. He is in his second year in the Virginia Tech Online Masters in Agriculture and Life Sciences focusing on pest and weed management. Happy Dog Farm includes a community cider mill that is registered with the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture.

The cost is $16 for the general public and $12 for Community Nature Center members.

Paid reservations must be made by the end of the day Wednesday, May 2. Reservations can be made online or by calling 569-2345.