Upcoming Events

Gardening is for the Birds! Cancelled due to Covid-19 precautions
Location: Ewing Branch of the Mercer County Library, 61 Scotch Road, Ewing, NJ
When: Monday, March 23, 2020   7:00 – 8:00 p.m.  
Sponsored by:  The Ewing Green Team
Birds need food, shelter, nesting sites and nesting materials in order to survive.  Learn how to make simple changes in your garden that will transform it into a year-round haven for birds by providing these essential elements.
This program is free and open to all.

Why Plants are Important  Cancelled due to Covid-19 precautions
Location: ACME Screening Room/Phillip L. Pittore Justice Center, 25 South Union, Lambertville, NJ 
When: Saturday, April 4, 2020, 10 -11 am  
Sponsored byLambertville Goes Wild, Lambertville Environmental Commission, Recreation Commission, and Shade Tree Commission
What role do plants play in moderating temperature, enhancing air quality, managing stormwater, and providing food, medicine, and building materials?  How do plants interact with each other?  How do plants support the animal species with which we coexist, and what benefit do animals provide to plants in return?  Learn about the many surprising ways in which plants make life possible.  There will be a special emphasis on the role of trees.
This program is free and open to all.  There will be a free tree seedling give-away immediately following the presentation, courtesy of  the New Jersey Tree Recovery Campaign, made possible by the City of Lambertville, New Jersey Forest Service, New Jersey Soil Conservation Districts, Sustainable Jersey, Arbor Day Foundation, FedEx, and International Paper.

Spring Wildflowers at Rockhopper Trail
Location: Rockhopper Trail, West Amwell Township, NJ
When: Saturday, May 9, 2020   10:00 am – 12:00 p.m.  
Sponsored by:  Sourland Conservancy
On this easy-moderate hike, we should see some of the longer-blooming spring ephemerals, like Spring Beauty and Rue Anemone, the lovely Perfoliate Bellwort, Violet Wood Sorrel, many species of ferns unfurling, and the spectacular, diminutive Showy Orchis.  We’ll also keep an eye out for pollinators and other residents and visitors of this lush woodland.  Trails may be muddy, so please wear appropriate footwear.
This program is free and open to all.

Insects in Your Garden: the Good, the Bad, and the Beautiful
Location: ACME Screening Room/Phillip L. Pittore Justice Center, 25 South Union, Lambertville, NJ 
When: Rescheduled. Coming summer 2020, date tbd.  
Sponsored byLambertville Goes Wild, Lambertville Environmental Commission
What are the best plants to attract butterflies to your garden?  Can you have a butterfly garden if you have shade?  What other conditions do butterflies need to thrive?  Learn the secrets to a successful butterfly garden.
This program is free and open to all.

Knowing Native Plants: Spring Ephemerals  Cancelled due to Covid-19 precautions
Location: Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve
When: Saturday, April 11, 2020  9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.  (Note new date)
Spring wildflowers such as Dutchman’s breeches, Bloodroot, Virginia bluebells, spring beauty, and twinleaf color the forest floor for a fleeting moment at this time of year. Join Naturalist Mary Anne Borge to learn why these wildflowers are called spring ephemerals, how their life cycles work, and how their seeds are dispersed.
Indoor presentation followed by an outdoor walk.
Open to all. Advance registration suggested. Call the Preserve at 215-862-2924 to register, or register online at BHWP.org.

Why are Plants Important?  Cancelled due to Covid-19 precautions
Sponsored by: Doylestown Environmental Advisory Council Location:     Doylestown Township Administration Building, 425 Wells Road, Doylestown, PA 18901
When: Wednesday, April 22, 2020 Program at 7:00pm
Description:  What role do plants play in moderating temperature, enhancing air quality, managing stormwater, and providing food, medicine, and building materials?  How do plants interact with each other?  How do plants support the animal species with which we coexist, and what benefit do animals provide to plants in return?  Learn about the many surprising ways in which plants make life possible.
This program is free and open to all.

Knowing Native Plants: Late Spring Lovelies
Location: Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve
When: Saturday, May 2, 2020 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Learn about the wildflowers of mid-spring, including Shooting Star, Bellworts, Foamflower, Irises, and our beautiful native orchid, Yellow Lady’s Slipper. Naturalist Mary Anne Borge will introduce you to these plants, and some of their pollinators.
Indoor presentation followed by an outdoor walk.
Open to all. Advance registration suggested. Call the Preserve at 215-862-2924 to register, or register online at BHWP.org.

The Natural Web:  Who Needs Plants
When:  Wednesday, May 13, 2020, 10:30 a.m.
Sponsored by: Somerset County Master Gardeners
How do plants support the animal species with which they coexist, and what benefit do animals provide to plants in return?  What benefits do plants offer humans in terms of food, medicine, and building materials?  We’ll look at some specific plant species to understand their importance to all forms of life, from people, to insects, birds, mammals, and even fungi.
Open to Somerset County Master Gardeners Only.

Knowing Native Plants: Flowering Shrubs
Location: Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve
When: Saturday, May 30, 2020 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
The Mid-Atlantic region has one of the best flowering shrub displays found anywhere. Come learn about the wildlife value and landscape beauty provided by native shrubs. Instructor Mary Anne Borge will pay particular attention to azaleas, dogwoods, and viburnums. Indoor presentation followed by an outdoor walk.
Open to all. Advance registration suggested. Call the Preserve at 215-862-2924 to register, or register online at BHWP.org.

Invasive Species ID and Management
Location: Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve
When: Saturday, June 20, 2020  9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Join us to discover the Preserve’s most unwanted! In this session, you will learn about the problems caused by invasive plants, which species are of concern at the Preserve and beyond, and the methods we are using to control these exotic intruders. This will begin with an indoor presentation followed by an outdoor walk to look for some of the species discussed.
Open to all. Advance registration suggested. Call the Preserve at 215-862-2924 to register, or register online at BHWP.org.

Gardening is for the Birds!
Location: Hunterdon County Facility, 314 Route 12, Flemington, NJ 
When: Wednesday, July 8, 2020   10:30 – 11:30 p.m.  
Sponsored by:  Hunterdon County Master Gardeners
Birds need food, shelter, nesting sites and nesting materials in order to survive.  Learn how to make simple changes in your garden that will transform it into a year-round haven for birds by providing these essential elements.
This program is free and open to all.

North American Butterfly Association Butterfly Count
Location: Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve
When: Saturday, July 18, 2020, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Join us for an event focusing on our fluttering friends. Why count butterflies? It helps scientists piece together the big picture, including changes over time, of the distribution and population size of each species counted. And it’s fun! You’ll learn to identify the different types of butterflies and the native plants they utilize at the Preserve. Please bring binoculars, or a camera with a zoom lens, and a field guide, if available. Make sure you have plenty of water and appropriate sun protection. All experience levels are welcome, from beginners to experienced butterfliers. Please check-in at the Visitor Center. $3 per participant, all proceeds will be donated to the North American Butterfly Association.
Open to all, but space is limited. Advance registration suggested. Call the Preserve at 215-862-2924 to register, or register online at BHWP.org.

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