Adkins Arbotetum Offers Pysanky Workshop

Create a beautiful egg in a Ukrainian tradition reaching back to antiquity when Adkins Arboretum hosts Pysanky: The Art of Ukrainian Eggs on Thurs., March 12 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Pysanky eggs use motifs rooted in nature and the cycles of life. Designs, including spiders, sheaves of wheat, spirals, stars and circles, bees, flowers, grapes, birds and mammals, are made with an instrument called a kistka, beeswax, and dyes. Each part of the process is symbolic. Instructor Coreen Weilminster, who learned the art from her great-aunts, has been making Pysanky for nearly 20 years. Bring a bag lunch; drinks will be provided.

The program fee is $30 for Arboretum members and $45 for the general public. Pre-registration is required. Call 410-634-2847, ext. 0 or e-mail o register.

Adkins Arboretum is a 400-acre native garden and preserve at the headwaters of the Tuckahoe Creek in Caroline County. Open year round, the Arboretum offers educational programs for all ages about nature and gardening. Through its Campaign to Build a Green Legacy, the Arboretum will build a new LEED-certified Arboretum Center and entranceway to broaden educational offerings and research initiatives promoting best practices in conservation and land stewardship. For additional information about Arboretum programs, visit or call 410-634-2847, ext. 0.