Featured Events

04Jun
2020

Thursday Night Lecture Series – Session Bundle

Thursday, June 4 - 12:00 amFree
The Preserve is proud to announce Thursday Night Nature, a new lecture series starting June 4. In the same vein as our popular Winter Lecture Series, the Preserve will host a guest lecturer every Thursday night 7-8 pm for eight weeks. Via easy-to-use Zoom video conferencing, these virtual lectures will feature an impressive list of experts from across the country. Lecturers will discuss a wide range of flora and fauna topics. So, kick back, relax and join the Preserve from the comfort of your couch and turn your screen green with Thursday Night Nature.
16Jul
2020

Thursday Night Nature: Bats (Virtual Program)

Thursday, July 16 - 7:00 pmFrom $8.00
Bats are the second-most diverse group of mammals, with a little over 1,300 known species. By eating insect pests, dispersing seeds and pollinating flowers, bats provide essential services to humanity while often going unnoticed in the nighttime skies above us. Join our virtual meeting to learn about the biology and ecology of these amazing creatures—from their ability to navigate using sound, to their feeding and roosting habits, as well as the threats they face from human activity and a rapidly spreading fungal disease. Presented By: Matthew Wund PhD Matthew Wund, professor of biology at The College of New Jersey (TCNJ), earned his Ph.D. in ecology and evolutionary biology in 2005 from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. There he studied the echolocation behavior of bats, as well as the impacts bats have on mosquitoes. He subsequently held a postdoctoral research fellowship at Clark University, in Worcester, MA, where he investigated the evolution of behavior and morphology in threespine stickleback fish. He has continued this line of research since joining the TCNJ faculty in 2009.
18Jul
2020

Family Creek Exploration

Saturday, July 18 - 2:30 pmFrom $4.00
Dragonflies, damselflies, mosquitoes, craneflies, and mayflies are common spring and summer sights to see as you sit near a pond or creek. Did you know that all of these insects actually began their lives in the water? Researchers can tell quite a bit about the quality of streams just on the creatures they observe living there. Join us as we explore Pidcock Creek and visit with its residents to see firsthand the benefits native plants have on aquatic ecosystems. For ages 8 and up. Additional Information: This program will be weather and creek flow dependant. Please check BHWP.org for cancellation information on the day of the event. Online reservations for this program close two days prior to the event. If you wish to register on or after July 16, please email education@bhwp.org for space availability and reservations. In accordance with our COVID-19 Health and Safety Plan, we are limiting the number of participants to 12. Attendees must follow appropriate social distancing measures, including wearing a mask when appropriate. Please meet promptly at 2:30 pm at the Visitor Center.
23Jul
2020

Thursday Night Nature: Moths (Virtual Program)

Thursday, July 23 - 7:00 pmFrom $8.00
National Moth Week, July 18-26, is a global citizen science project focused on documenting biodiversity and distributions of moths. This year's NMW theme is Backyard Mothing! Join NMW co-founder Elena Tartaglia, Ph.D., via Zoom for a program highlighting the essential roles moths play in ecosystems and conservation threats facing nocturnal biodiversity. Learn various ways to attract and observe these organisms in your own outdoor space via equipment and plants, as well as how to identify moths and contribute data to the project using the iNaturalist app. Presented By: Elena Tartaglia PhD Elena Tartaglia earned her Ph.D. in ecology from Rutgers University and is currently a professor at Bergen Community College. Elena is an expert on moths of the family Sphingidae and has studied various aspects of their ecology and behavior in urban ecosystems. She is a co-founder of National Moth Week, a global-scale citizen science project focused on nocturnal insect biodiversity. Elena has worked in public outreach and environmental education since 2005 and is a former intern of Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve.

Featured Events

04Jun
2020

Thursday Night Lecture Series – Session Bundle

Thursday, June 4Free
The Preserve is proud to announce Thursday Night Nature, a...
16Jul
2020

Thursday Night Nature: Bats (Virtual Program)

Thursday, July 16From $8.00
Bats are the second-most diverse group of mammals, with a...
18Jul
2020

Family Creek Exploration

Saturday, July 18From $4.00
Dragonflies, damselflies, mosquitoes, craneflies, and mayflies are common spring and...