Upcoming Events

Knowing Native Plants: Spring Ephemerals –  Online class
Location: Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve
When: Friday, April 24, 2020  10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
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.

Knowing Native Plants: Late Spring Lovelies – Online Class!!
Location: Your house and computer!
Sponsored by: Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve
When: Saturday, May 9, 2020 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

A lot happens at the Preserve between the burst of spring ephemerals and the peak of flowering shrubs. Join Naturalist Mary Anne Borge to learn about the wildlife and landscape value of the later blooming spring wildflowers, including woodland phlox, eastern columbine, Solomon’s seal, shooting star, wood geranium and the beautiful yellow lady’s-slipper orchid.
Open to all. Advance registration required. You will be sent a link to join the class via email.  Register online at BHWP.org

The Natural Web:  Who Needs Plants  Cancelled due to Covid-19 precautions
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 – Online Class!!
Location: Your house and computer!

Sponsored by: Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve
When: Saturday, May 30, 2020 10 a.m. – Noon.
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 required. You will be sent a link to join the class via email.  Register online at BHWP.org.

Pollinators and Pollination Strategies – Online Class!!
Location: Your house and computer!
Sponsored by: Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve

When: Thursday, June 11, 2020   7:00 – 8:00 p.m.  
Many plants depend on the assistance of a third party, usually an animal, to help them successfully achieve pollination.    How do plants entice visitors to their flowers and manipulate them to carry pollen to another plant of the same species?  We’ll learn about some of the many potential pollinators of native plants, including bees, flies, wasps, beetles and birds, and the strategies plants have evolved to achieve successful pollination by taking advantage of these flower visitors. Open to all. Advance registration required. You will be sent a link to join the class via email.  Register online at BHWP.org.

Invasive Species ID and Management – Online Class!!
Location: Your house and computer!
Sponsored by: Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve
When: Saturday, June 20, 2020  10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

What is an invasive plant?  What problems do invasive plants cause?  Join us to discover the answers to these questions, as well as how to identify the most common and troublesome invasive species in the Delaware Valley region.  You’ll also learn about several methods that can be used to control these exotic intruders. Open to all. Advance registration required. You will be sent a link to join the class via email.  Register online at BHWP.org.

Gardening is for the Birds! – Online Class!!
Location: Your house and computer!
Sponsored by: Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve

When: Thursday, July 2, 2020   7:00 – 8:00 p.m.  
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.
Open to all. Advance registration required. You will be sent a link to join the class via email.  Register online at BHWP.org.

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.

Knowing Native Plants: The Amazing Aster Family Part 1, Confusing Yellow Composites – Online Class!!
Location: Your house and computer!

Sponsored by: Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve
When: Saturday, August 29, 2020 10 a.m. – Noon.
Join Naturalist Mary Anne Borge as we focus on the late summer and fall blooming confusing yellow composites, including goldenrods, sunflowers, coneflowers, beggar-ticks and more. Mary Anne will cover the features that make aster family members unique, as well as the relationships these plants have with the insects, birds, and other animals that depend on them. Find out which of these species might be good candidates for your own garden.
Open to all. Advance registration required. You will be sent a link to join the class via email.  Register online at BHWP.org.

Knowing Native Plants: The Amazing Aster Family Part 2, Classic Asters and Their Colorful Companions – Online Class!!
Location: Your house and computer!

Sponsored by: Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve
When: Saturday, September 26, 2020 10 a.m. – Noon.
Join Naturalist Mary Anne Borge to find out what makes aster family members different from all other plants, and learn their importance to both wildlife and people. You’ll learn about classic aster family members such as New England aster, aromatic aster, and many other species found in different habitats, some that bloom into November, as well as bonesets, white snakeroot, mistflower, and many others. Learn which of these species might be good candidates for your own garden. Attending ‘The Amazing Aster Family Part 1, Confusing Yellow Composites’ prior to this class is recommended, but not required.
Open to all. Advance registration required. You will be sent a link to join the class via email.  Register online at BHWP.org.

 

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