Featured Events

01Feb
2020 Growing Native Plants: Seed Propagation

Growing Native Plants from Seed

Saturday, February 1 - 10:00 amFrom $20.00
Start your native wildflower garden early! Join Jason Ksepka, BHWP...
01Feb
2020 Swamp rose mallow (Hibiscus moscheutos) | BHWP

Knowing Native Plants: Plant Identification

Saturday, February 1 - 1:00 pmFrom $15.00
*** This program has been rescheduled to February 1 due...
02Feb
2020 Deer

Winter Lecture Series: Strategies for Forest Restoration: Assessing Impacts of Deer and Invasive Plant Species

Sunday, February 2 - 2:00 pmFrom $10.00
Jay F. Kelly, PhD, associate professor of biology and environmental...

Featured Events

01Feb
2020 Growing Native Plants: Seed Propagation

Growing Native Plants from Seed

Saturday, February 1 - 10:00 amFrom $20.00
Start your native wildflower garden early! Join Jason Ksepka, BHWP curator, to learn how to grow wildflowers from seed. He will discuss different germination strategies while you plant a variety of wildflower seeds to bring home for your garden. Advanced registration required.
01Feb
2020 Swamp rose mallow (Hibiscus moscheutos) | BHWP

Knowing Native Plants: Plant Identification

Saturday, February 1 - 1:00 pmFrom $15.00
*** This program has been rescheduled to February 1 due to inclement weather***  Please call us at 215.862.2924 if you have questions or need assistance due to the rescheduling. Thank you!   This indoor program will introduce you to the basics of identifying conifers and flowering plants using dichotomous keys. Ed Lignowski, PhD, former botany/plant physiology college professor, will teach you the vegetative and reproductive morphological features and terminology needed to use a typical plant identification key.
02Feb
2020 Deer

Winter Lecture Series: Strategies for Forest Restoration: Assessing Impacts of Deer and Invasive Plant Species

Sunday, February 2 - 2:00 pmFrom $10.00
Jay F. Kelly, PhD, associate professor of biology and environmental science at Raritan Valley Community College, will present the results of his research on the impacts of overabundant deer and invasive plant species on forests in northern central New Jersey and the effectiveness of different tools for forest restoration. Since 2014, he and his students have studied over 250 forests in northern NJ, documenting how forest understories have changed since the mid-20th century, when deer and invasive plant populations were much lower. They also have studied the effectiveness of different forest restoration strategies—including deer exclosures, hunting programs, prescribed burning and native plantings. Jay F. Kelly holds a BA in biology and a PhD in ecology & evolution, both from Rutgers University. His research interests are the biology and conservation of rare plant and animal species, coastal and forest ecology, and the design and implementation of ecological land management practices that balance the needs of humans with other species in the landscape. He received a Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition for his research and service in 2010.
09Feb
2020 Nature in Winter Walk

Winter Woodland Walk

Sunday, February 9 - 10:00 amFrom $5.00
Join us for a leisurely walk through woodland trails as we enjoy the quiet of the winter woods.  We will look for tracks, abandoned nests and seed pods and enjoy the tranquility of the forest. After our walk, we will return to the Visitor Center for hot cider and cookies. Bring binoculars if you have them. Dress warm. Advanced registration required.

Featured Events

01Feb
2020 Growing Native Plants: Seed Propagation

Growing Native Plants from Seed

Saturday, February 1From $20.00
Start your native wildflower garden early! Join Jason Ksepka, BHWP...
01Feb
2020 Swamp rose mallow (Hibiscus moscheutos) | BHWP

Knowing Native Plants: Plant Identification

Saturday, February 1From $15.00
*** This program has been rescheduled to February 1 due...
02Feb
2020 Deer

Winter Lecture Series: Strategies for Forest Restoration: Assessing Impacts of Deer and Invasive Plant Species

Sunday, February 2From $10.00
Jay F. Kelly, PhD, associate professor of biology and environmental...