Join us as we capture the expansive and awe-inspiring view of the Susquehanna River and surrounding autumn woods from House Rock. About this event
Join us as we capture the expansive and awe-inspiring view of the Susquehanna River and surrounding autumn woods from House Rock.
About this event
Become an expedition explorer and record the landscape and its biodiversity for posterity with a nod towards the early Susquehanna River painters. We’ll hike in to House Rock Overlook on the Clark Nature Preserve and learn about two famous landscape and history artists, Lloyd Mifflin and Benjamin West, two local landscape artists, along the way. Once at House Rock, we’ll try our own hand at capturing the beautiful view of the might Susquehanna.
About Your Presenter: Peggy Eppig, Educator, Lancaster Conservancy
Peggy is an environmental historian and dynamic conservation educator who offers a hands-on approach to every theme from deep-time history to 21st century conservation methods and practices. She brings over thirty years of interpretive, experiential education experience for all who have an interest in saving our nature for this and future generations. Her wilder interests are in ornithology (birds), herpetology (reptiles and amphibians), silvology (woodlands) and natural history illustration. She is an avid long-distance hiker and enthusiastic bike-packer who shares outdoor adventures with Amos the Coonhound.
Where to Meet:
The parking lot at Clark Nature Preserve
What to Expect:
This event will include a short, moderately difficult hike. Recommended for ages 12 and up. Restroom facilities are available. This event will be held rain or shine with severe weather cancellations being made onsite at the time of the event.
What to Bring:
Come dressed for the trail – boots or trail shoes, and a backpack to carry your portable materials to our rocky overlook studio experience! Sketch journal, favorite drawing implements, snacks/water. Additional journaling materials will be provided.
Photo: Jenn Teson