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Featured Events

15Apr

The Forgotten Forest – Thursday Night Nature (April 15)

Thursday, April 15 - 7:00 pm$15.00
As late as the early 20th century, American chestnuts, butternuts and elms dominated northeastern forests. Today, they are a rare find. What happened? Join Preserve Curator Jason Ksepka to learn why we want to restore these important native trees, what work has been done by others to do so, how the Preserve can help, and what you can do, too! Discover the problems that impact these trees and the actions we can take to help improve our forests for future generations. Presented by Jason Ksepka Jason Ksepka ensures that the Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve conforms to the highest standards of museum practices by fully documenting the Preserve’s living plant collections, as well as monitoring the health of the living collections. Jason earned a B.S.F. in forestry and a B.S. in fisheries/wildlife management from the University of Missouri in Columbia. He is a passionate gardener who maintains a bog garden of carnivorous plants. Advance registration required. If you are a member and having trouble with using your code, please message development@bhwp.org Additional Information: Online registration for this program closes on Thursday, April 15, 2021, at 5:00 pm; for help with registration please email education@bhwp.org. You will receive your email with the Zoom meeting invitation after the registration period closes. Please be sure to keep an eye on your inbox and spam folders. NOTE: At checkout, you will be required to enter a pickup time. Please scroll through the list and select “Virtual Class.”
2021 Featured
22Apr

Deer-Resistant Natives for the Northeast – Thursday Night Nature (April 22)

Thursday, April 22 - 7:00 pm$15.00
Join horticulturists Ruth Rogers Clausen and Gregg Tepper for an entertaining and informative lecture inspired by their recent book Deer-Resistant Native Plants for the Northeast. Ruth and Gregg will delve into the best native, deer-resistant plants to grow and how to grow them as well as deer repellants they’ve used and effective plant combinations they’ve found. Presented by Gregg Tepper and Ruth Clausen Gregg Tepper is a professional horticulturist, lecturer, consultant, and life-long native plant enthusiast. Early on in his career, he held the positions of Wood Path horticulturist and director of horticulture at Mt. Cuba Center in Hockessin, Delaware. He went on to be director of horticulture and board member at Delaware Botanic Gardens, where he was instrumental in developing the garden’s initial horticultural mission and implementing a two-acre meadow designed by world-renowned garden designer Piet Oudolf. He is now the horticulturist at the Arboretum at Laurel Hill and West Laurel Hill Cemeteries in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.   British-trained Ruth Rogers Clausen is the author of 50 Beautiful Deer Resistant Plants, and co-author of Essential Perennials and The Proven Winners Garden Book, with Thomas Christopher, and Deer-Resistant Native Plants for the Northeast, with Gregory Tepper. She was horticulture editor for Country Living Garden magazine and a long-time contributor to Country Gardens magazine. Ruth lectures widely at horticultural symposia, to garden societies and clubs. In 2017 she was awarded the Garden Media Award by the Perennial Plant Association. Her interest in deer-resistant plants resulted from moving house to Westchester Co., NY where deer pressure is heavy. Advance registration required. If you are a member and having trouble with using your code, please message development@bhwp.org Additional Information: Online registration for this program closes on Thursday, April 22, 2021, at 5:00 pm; for help with registration please email education@bhwp.org. You will receive your email with the Zoom meeting invitation after the registration period closes. Please be sure to keep an eye on your inbox and spam folders. NOTE: At checkout, you will be required to enter a pickup time. Please scroll through the list and select “Virtual Class.”
24Apr

Spring Bird Walk (April 24)

Saturday, April 24 - 7:30 am$5.00
The native plant and habitat diversity of the Preserve provides both rich food and nesting resources for a variety of bird species. Join us and experience the wonder of the spring migration at the Preserve. We will depart from the Visitor Center and utilize both sight and sound as we try to spot a variety of birds, including warblers, thrushes, woodpeckers, raptors and more. Walks are led by seasoned birders and Preserve Naturalists and are suitable for ages 10 and up. Please bring your binoculars if you have them. Fees: $5,  Members can use their discount code to receive 20% off this program. If you are a member and having trouble with using your code, please message development@bhwp.org Additional Information: Online registration for this program closes on Friday, Apr. 23, 2021. For help with program registration please email education@bhwp.org.
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29Apr

Evolution of a Garden Habitat – Thursday Night Nature (April 29)

Thursday, April 29 - 7:00 pm$15.00
As we look to our home landscapes to cease doing harm, support habitat and head toward a regenerative environmental future, we need to reinvent how we go about crafting them. In this talk, we’ll be discussing the three crucial elements of this crafting: design, installation and maintenance, and how we have had to reinvent decades-old industry practices to head toward this goal. With speakers Michael DeVos, installation director at Indigenous Ingenuities and adjunct professor of horticulture and design at the Barnes Foundation, Lauren Johnson, maintenance manager at Indigenous Ingenuities, and a regular columnist for Edible Jersey Magazine, and Carl Molter, design director at Indigenous Ingenuities and host of WDVR’s Into the Garden radio show. Presented by Michael DeVos, Lauren Johnson and Carl Molter Michael J. DeVos is installation director at Indigenous Ingenuities, an ecological landscape design-build company in Doylestown, PA, and instructor at the Barnes Foundation Horticulture Certificate Program. A graduate of Delaware Valley University, his career includes creating community gardens at the Greater Newark Conservancy, and restoration work on the Preserve’s own Founders Pond. He currently resides in Hunterdon County. Lauren Johnson is maintenance manager at Indigenous Ingenuities and a regular columnist for Edible Jersey Magazine. Her hobby gardening experience includes maximizing her mostly shady yard with a cornucopia of native plants including Sedum ternatum, packera, and native fringe trees, along with a hearty dose of tiarella. She has a wide range of professional gardening experience, ranging from organic vegetable farming to estate maintenance, as well as nursery sales and marketing. When not enjoying the outdoors, she can be found in her studio conjuring up comedic illustrations. Carl Molter is design director at Indigenous Ingenuities, and host of local FM station WDVR’s Into the Garden radio show. Son of a North Jersey landscape painter and gardener-mother, Carl grew up in an environment where art met the garden. He graduated from Rutgers with a degree in landscape architecture and has been designing area landscapes for over 30 years. When he’s not designing he spends time managing his sylvan acre and tending to his garden radio show. Advance registration required. If you are a member and having trouble with using your code, please message development@bhwp.org Additional Information: Online registration for this program closes on Thursday, April 29, 2021, at 5:00 pm; for help with registration please email education@bhwp.org. You will receive your email with the Zoom meeting invitation after the registration period closes. Please be sure to keep an eye on your inbox and spam folders. NOTE: At checkout, you will be required to enter a pickup time. Please scroll through the list and select “Virtual Class.”

Featured Events

15Apr

The Forgotten Forest – Thursday Night Nature (April 15)

Thursday, April 15$15.00
As late as the early 20th century, American chestnuts, butternuts...
2021 Featured
22Apr

Deer-Resistant Natives for the Northeast – Thursday Night Nature (April 22)

Thursday, April 22$15.00
Join horticulturists Ruth Rogers Clausen and Gregg Tepper for an...
24Apr

Spring Bird Walk (April 24)

Saturday, April 24$5.00
The native plant and habitat diversity of the Preserve provides...