Featured Events

30May
2020

Knowing Native Plants: Flowering Shrubs (Digital Program)

Saturday, May 30 - 10:00 amFrom $0.00
The Mid-Atlantic region has a stunning display of spring flowering native shrubs that fill the Preserve and surrounding natural areas with color and fragrance every spring. Join Naturalist Mary Anne Borge to learn about our native shrubs, their wildlife value and landscape beauty.
04Jun
2020

Thursday Night Nature: Wetland Ecosystems (Digital Program)

Thursday, June 4 - 7:00 pmFrom $8.00
Wetlands are an often overlooked and underappreciated ecosystem, which is unfortunate because they are incredibly beautiful, rich in biodiversity, and have many ecological benefits! Jessica Schmit is a research assistant at the Winous Point Marsh Conservancy in northwestern Ohio.  She will share the many benefits of wetlands, a glimpse into their wild inhabitants, and the importance of native species for biodiversity. Presented By: Jessica Schmit Jessica Schmit is a New Jersey native and Delaware Valley University graduate who talks way too fast, especially when it's about something she loves, like wetlands! She is most comfortable in waders and feels a little weird when she wears normal pants. Jess has worked on research projects all over the U.S. in different wetland habitats, from the Florida Everglades to the swamps of southern Illinois, the California Delta and in the marshes of Ohio. Working in these unique habitats has given her a great appreciation for the animal and plant life that can be discovered there. She is passionate about protecting these special places and sharing that love with others. Jess has an unhealthy obsession with birds and making terrible puns.
11Jun
2020

Thursday Night Nature: Pollinators and Pollination Strategies (Digital Program)

Thursday, June 11 - 7:00 pmFrom $8.00
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 manipulate them to carry pollen to another plant of the same species?  We’ll learn about some of the many potential pollinators of native plants, including bees, flies, wasps, beetles and birds, and the strategies plants have evolved to achieve successful pollination by taking advantage of these flower visitors. 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 the associate editor of Butterfly Gardener magazine.  She is the team leader for Lambertville Goes Wild, a volunteer group that successfully led the City of Lambertville to certification by the National Wildlife Federation as a community wildlife habitat.  At her blog, the-natural-web.org, Mary Anne writes about and illustrates with her photography the importance of native plants to all life.
18Jun
2020

Thursday Night Nature: Neotropical Migrants: The Habitat Connection (Digital Program)

Thursday, June 18 - 7:00 pmFrom $8.00
Millions of birds move back and forth each year from tropical America to or through the temperate habitats of the mid-Atlantic states. Each depends on certain plant communities to provide the necessary habitat.  Garland will take a look at some of these long-distance migrants and the plants that support them while they are here. Presented By: Mark S. Garland Mark S. Garland is a naturalist who has been sharing his enthusiasm for nature with others professionally for over 40 years. He holds B.S. and M.S. degrees from the University of Maryland’s College of Agriculture. His work  Work experience includes six years as a ranger/naturalist with the National Park Service, 17 years with the Audubon Naturalist Society (based in the Washington, DC, area), and four years with New Jersey Audubon Society’s Cape May Bird Observatory. He is the author of the book “Watching Nature: A Mid-Atlantic Natural History,” published by the Smithsonian Press in 1997, and of the chapter “Canal Walk” in the “Anthology of City Birding,” published by Stackpole Books in 2003.  He founded the Cape Charles, Virginia, Monarch butterfly research project in 1995, and in 2015 became the director of the New Jersey Audubon Cape May Bird Observatory's monarch monitoring project. He has co-authored three scientific papers on the Cape Charles monarch migration project.

Featured Events

30May
2020

Knowing Native Plants: Flowering Shrubs (Digital Program)

Saturday, May 30From $0.00
The Mid-Atlantic region has a stunning display of spring flowering...
04Jun
2020

Thursday Night Nature: Wetland Ecosystems (Digital Program)

Thursday, June 4From $8.00
Wetlands are an often overlooked and underappreciated ecosystem, which is...
11Jun
2020

Thursday Night Nature: Pollinators and Pollination Strategies (Digital Program)

Thursday, June 11From $8.00
Many plants depend on the assistance of a third party,...