Upcoming Events

Gardens with Buzz
Location: Philip L. Pittore Justice Center/ACME Screening Room, 25 South Union Street, Lambertville, New Jersey
When:  Saturday, January 27, 2018, 10 – 11 a.m.
Sponsored by: Lambertville Goes Wild and the Lambertville Environmental Commission
This beautifully illustrated program will introduce the plants and gardening practices that will entice birds, butterflies, bees, and other wildlife to make their homes with you.  Mary Anne Borge, a naturalist, photographer, and author of the-natural-web.org, will lead the program.  Mary Anne is also an instructor at Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve, a Pennsylvania Master Naturalist, and the associate editor of Butterfly Gardener magazine.
This program is free and open to all.  We do ask that you register by sending an email to lambertvillegoeswild@gmail.com so that we can notify you of any schedule changes due to weather problems.

Spring Wildflowers in the Natural Web
Location:  Hunterdon North County Branch Library, 65 Halstead Street, Clinton, NJ
When:  Tuesday, March 20, 2018, 7 p.m.
Sponsored by: Hunterdon County Chapter of the Native Plant Society of New Jersey
Spring ephemerals bloom, set seed and disappear underground before the trees that they live with even finish leafing out.  Wildflowers such as Dutchman’s breeches, bloodroot, bluebells, spring beauty, and trillium carpet the forest floor while the temperatures are still cool. How do these wildflowers reproduce, and who do they enlist to help disperse their seeds?  How do they protect themselves from being eaten, and how does this benefit other animals, including people?  Learn about the lovely and tenacious plants of early spring, and their survival strategies.
This program is free but we do ask that you register by sending an email to hunterdon@npsnj.org.

Invasive Species ID and Management
Location: Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve
When: Thursday, April 5, 2018  10:00 a.m. – 1:00 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 BHWP Naturalists only.

Invasive Species ID and Management
Location: Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve
When: Saturday, April 7, 2018  10:00 a.m. – 1:00 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.

Knowing Native Plants: Spring Ephemerals
Location: Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve
When: Thursday, April 19, 2018  10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.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 BHWP Naturalists only.

Knowing Native Plants: Spring Ephemerals
Location: Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve
When: Saturday, April 21, 2018  10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.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.

Knowing Native Plants: Late Spring Lovelies
Location: Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve
When: Thursday, May 3, 2018 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 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 BHWP Naturalists only.

Knowing Native Plants: Late Spring Lovelies
Location: Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve
When: Saturday, May 5, 2018 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 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.

Knowing Native Plants: Flowering Shrubs
Location: Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve
When: Thursday, May 17, 2018 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 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.

Knowing Native Plants: Flowering Shrubs
Location: Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve
When: Saturday, May 19, 2018 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 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.

Pollinators and Pollination Strategies
Location: Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve
When: Saturday, June 16, 2018, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. 
Many plants need the assistance of a third party, usually an animal, to help them achieve pollination.  How do plants entice unsuspecting critters to their flowers? How can plants ensure their pollen will be placed advantageously on another plant of the same species?  We’ll learn about some of the many potential pollinators of native plants, and the strategies plants have evolved to successfully reproduce by taking advantage of their flower visitors.
Open to all. Advance registration suggested. Call the Preserve at 215-862-2924 to register.

North American Butterfly Association Butterfly Count
Location: Silver Lake Nature Center
When: To be decided
Join us for an all-day 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, snacks, and appropriate sun protection. Join us for all or part of the day; 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.

North American Butterfly Association Butterfly Count
Location: Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve
When: Saturday, July 21, 2018, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Join us for an all-day 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, snacks, and appropriate sun protection. Join us for all or part of the day; 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.

Knowing Native Plants:  Meadow Magic
Location:      Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve
When: Thursday, July 26, 2018, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Come discover Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve’s five-acre meadow. See native meadow plant species, including wildflowers and grasses, and learn about the benefits of meadows, their inhabitants, meadow successional stages, and meadow maintenance. Find out why it is important to plant native species and avoid non-native ornamentals that may escape from cultivation. Indoor presentation followed by an outdoor walk. Open to BHWP Naturalists only.

Knowing Native Plants:  Meadow Magic
Location:      Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve
When: Saturday, July 28, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Come discover Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve’s five-acre meadow. See native meadow plant species, including wildflowers and grasses, and learn about the benefits of meadows, their inhabitants, meadow successional stages, and meadow maintenance. Find out why it is important to plant native species and avoid non-native ornamentals that may escape from cultivation. Indoor presentation followed by an outdoor walk. Open to all. Advance registration suggested. Call the Preserve at 215-862-2924 to register.

Knowing Native Plants:  The Amazing Aster Family
Location:      Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve
When: Thursday, September 13, 2018, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Fall is peak bloom time for members of the Aster family.  Explore our woods and meadows to discover asters, goldenrods, bonesets, coneflowers, tickseeds, and other yellow composites.  We’ll look for signs of the relationships these plants have with the insects, birds, and other animals that depend on themIndoor presentation followed by an outdoor walk. Open to BHWP Naturalists only.

Knowing Native Plants:  The Amazing Aster Family
Location:      Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve
When: Saturday, September 15, 2018, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Fall is peak bloom time for members of the Aster family.  Explore our woods and meadows to discover asters, goldenrods, bonesets, coneflowers, tickseeds, and other yellow composites.  We’ll look for signs of the relationships these plants have with the insects, birds, and other animals that depend on themIndoor presentation followed by an outdoor walk. Open to all. Advance registration suggested. Call the Preserve at 215-862-2924 to register.

 

 

 

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