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Explore the diverse world of insects and pollinators!

Join naturalist Sam Nestory on this leisurely walk as we concentrate on the fascinating community of insects living in Tyler’s meadows and gardens. Be prepared to look closely as we search for insects that depend on these plants for food, shelter and nesting material. As we identify them, we will discuss their fascinating life cycles and strategies for survival.

About your guide: Samantha Nestory is the engagement manager and naturalist at Stoneleigh: a natural garden in Villanova. After earning her master’s degree in entomology from the University of Delaware, Samantha worked in ecological horticulture at Morris Arboretum and Stoneleigh for several years before moving into her current position. Now, she develops educational programming, coordinates public events, and manages the volunteer program at Stoneleigh, using her passion for insects, plants, and people to connect and engage the community.

This leisurely-paced walk is for adults and children ages 8-17. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Please check in first at the Visitor Center, where you’ll then meet your guide. Bring your camera and wear comfortable shoes.


MEMBERS (sign in for your discount!): $5 per adult; $3 per child ages 8-17

NON-MEMBERS: $21 per adult; $13 per child ages 8-17. The non-member fee includes admission for the day, so feel free to stay as long as you’d like!

GUEST PASS REGISTRANTS (for non-members only): $5 per non-member adult; $3 per non-member child. Please give the Visitor Center Associate your guest passes at check-in.



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