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Featured Events


Collections Walk: Fern Trail

Dr. Edgar Wherry planted nearly 100 species of native ferns during his tenure at the Preserve.  Over the years, their numbers have dwindled but many beautiful examples remain.  Take a walk with local fern expert David Lauer to explore the Fern Trail while learning its colorful history and our ongoing restoration efforts. »
Campfire Magic - Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve

Campfire Magic: Tuning Into Nature

Join us by our spectacular pond for a lovely summer evening of stories and songs - around a blazing campfire! Led by music specialist Susan Sacks, we’ll sing together about animals, birds, plants, insects, and the many seasonal happenings in nature. A chorus of frogs may sing right along with us! Our evening will end with a festive marshmallow roast. Audience participation is a must!  Please bring your enthusiasm, a flashlight, blankets/chairs and insect repellant with you that evening. This campfire sing-along is weather-permitting and may be canceled if it is actively raining. Since the age of 12, Susan Sacks has been playing the guitar and singing. For many years Susan has been teaching early childhood music classes and is also a religious school music specialist. Susan looks forward to our campfire event as she brings people of all ages together in song. »
Children's Summer Reading Program - Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve

Children’s Summer Reading Program

Join us to explore nature’s alphabet! We will read exciting books about the outdoors, take hikes through the Preserve in search of the plants and critters in our stories and make nature crafts to bring home. This program is appropriate for ages 3 through 8. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Each session is unique, so join us for as many as you like. Advance registration is required by the Tuesday prior to each program. »
Pollinators and Pollination Strategies

Pollinators and Pollination Strategies

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 then manipulate them to carry pollen to another plant of the same species?  Naturalist Mary Anne Borge will introduce you to some of the many potential pollinators of native plants,  including bees, flies, wasps, beetles and birds, and to the strategies plants have evolved to achieve successful pollination by taking advantage of these flower visitors. Indoor presentation/discussion followed by an outdoor hunt for potential pollinators. Mary Anne Borge is a naturalist, photographer, writer and educator. She is a certified Pennsylvania Master Naturalist, a contributor to Butterfly Gardener magazine, and has been a volunteer at the Preserve for more than 10 years.  She shares her fascination with nature through her writing and photography on her blog, www.the-natural-web.org. »
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