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Aug23

Bat Chat

Session I: Wednesday, Aug. 16 (rain date Aug. 17) Session... »
Aug27

Phytoblitz

Are you interested in improving your plant ID skills? Are... »
Sep04
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Aug23

Bat Chat

Session I: Wednesday, Aug. 16 (rain date Aug. 17) Session II: Wednesday, Aug. 23 (rain date Aug. 24) Please register for each session separately. Bats are incredible creatures. They are excellent parents, are insect-eating machines and have valuable roles in our ecosystem. Join Matthew Wund, Ph.D., to discover the species that call Pennsylvania home, the challenges they face and the important services they provide. Indoor presentation followed by outdoor bat hike where participants will get to use bat detectors to listen to echolocation calls. For ages 6 and up. Matthew Wund is an associate professor of biology at The College of New Jersey in Ewing. His expertise in bats stems from his graduate work at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, where he earned his Ph.D. in ecology and evolutionary biology. His dissertation focused on how bats modify their echolocation calls in different foraging situations, such as hunting within dense woods or in open spaces.  He’s excited to share his knowledge and passion during the bat chat. »
Aug27

Phytoblitz

Are you interested in improving your plant ID skills? Are you looking for an opportunity to explore the Preserve, off-trail, and discover some of its hidden treasures? If you answered yes to these questions, please join the Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve community as we launch our second in a series of three phytoblitzes, to be held Sunday, August 27, 2017. During the phytoblitz, teams of participants survey a particular area of the Preserve to see how many species of plants are present in that section. This important information will assist us in updating our plant database records as we determine how the Preserve has changed over time and will help us to plan for future stewardship efforts. All levels of plant enthusiasts are encouraged to participate—especially plant experts, such as botanists, ecologists, and others in the scientific community, as well as naturalists, gardeners, tradespersons and anyone looking to increase their knowledge of native plants. Be a part of a team crisscrossing the wilds of the Preserve, sharing ID tips, field guides and plant lore. About Our Phytoblitz Our first phytoblitz of the series was held on Sunday, June 25, 2017 10 teams visited various sections of the Preserve 25 volunteers participated, in addition to staff 331 unique species of plants were identified 4 teams were each able to identify over 100 species of plants Click here to learn more about a bioblitz. »
Sep04

Labor Day: Visitor Center Open

Discover and learn more about native plants and the web of life they support; visit Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve on Labor Day. »
Sep16
Nature at Night Workshop at Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve

Nature at Night

Nocturnal nature is full of beauty and mystery and September is a great time to explore the Preserve and discover the fascinating life history of creatures big and small. Bring a flashlight or headlamp and we will search the meadow for signs of nocturnal nature, including the most industrious of them all—spiders! For ages 6 and up. »
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Featured Events

Aug23

Bat Chat

Session I: Wednesday, Aug. 16 (rain date Aug. 17) Session... »
Aug27

Phytoblitz

Are you interested in improving your plant ID skills? Are... »
Sep04
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