Knowing Native Plants:
Invasive Species Identification and Management
Presented by Mary Anne Borge

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Featured Events

24Jul

North American Butterfly Association (NABA) Butterfly Count 2021

Saturday, July 24 - 9:30 amFrom $0.00
Join us for an event focusing on our fluttering friends. Why count butterflies? It helps scientists piece together the big picture of the distribution and population size of each species counted, including changes over time. And it's fun! You will learn to identify the different types of butterflies and the native plants that they utilize for nectar and caterpillar food at the Preserve. Please bring binoculars or a camera with a zoom lens, and a field guide, if you have one. Make sure you have plenty of water, snacks, and appropriate sun protection. The count will run from 9:30 am - 12:30 pm. Join us for all or part of the morning; all experience levels are welcome, from beginners to experienced butterfliers. In accordance with our COVID-19 Health and Safety Plan, we are limiting the number of participants at 12, and attendees of this on-site program must follow appropriate social distancing measures, including wearing a mask. Please meet the group at the Visitor Center. Registration is required for this event.
31Jul

Knowing Native Plants: Meadow Magic (Virtual Class) (July 31)

Saturday, July 31 - 10:00 am$25.00
Join Naturalist Mary Anne Borge and discover, virtually, the Preserve’s 4-acre meadow. This program will introduce you to native plants that thrive in a meadow habitat, including wildflowers, grasses, sedges and rushes. Learn what defines a meadow, the benefits it provides, meadow successional stages, the actions necessary to maintain a meadow, as well as the animals that depend on this type of ecosystem. Find out why it is important to plant native species and avoid non-native ornamentals that may escape from cultivation. Whether you are looking for ideas for your own meadow or want help identifying plants in the meadows where you hike, this program is for you. Presented By: Mary Anne Borge Mary Anne Borge is a naturalist, photographer, author and educator. A naturalist at Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve since 2006, she is a Pennsylvania Master Naturalist and editor of Butterfly Gardener magazine. She is the team leader for Lambertville Goes Wild, a volunteer group whose efforts successfully led to the National Wildlife Federation’s certification of Lambertville, N.J., as a community wildlife habitat. At her blog, the-natural-web.org, Mary Anne writes about and, with her photography, illustrates the importance of native plants to all life on Earth.

Featured Events

24Jul

North American Butterfly Association (NABA) Butterfly Count 2021

Saturday, July 24From $0.00
Join us for an event focusing on our fluttering friends....
31Jul

Knowing Native Plants: Meadow Magic (Virtual Class) (July 31)

Saturday, July 31$25.00
Join Naturalist Mary Anne Borge and discover, virtually, the Preserve’s...