Artists, photographers and nature lovers can discover a local version of Monet’s landscape at Giverny Wednesday, July 24, from 2 to 4 p.m. with a special tour of the Tenants Harbor Marsh led by Ellen and Jack Bates. The event is part of the Georges River Land Trust’s 2013 Revelry for the River 2.

The Bates will direct participants across their property to a section of the marsh that abounds in wildlife, especially water lilies. This is a remarkable opportunity to sketch, photograph or simply enjoy. Beavers, who have industriously created this ecosystem, may be asleep in their lodge, so the group will be urged to tread carefully and quietly.

Following the visit, the Bates will host a repast of appetizers, wine, beer and iced tea in their farmyard and garden. Tickets are $40, $30 for Land Trust members. In order to protect this sensitive environment, the visit is limited to 16 participants. For tickets, call 594-5166 or visit

Georges River Land Trust is committed to protecting the ecosystems and traditional heritage of the Georges River watershed region. For additional activities and more information, visit the website.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115 or