Featured Events

21Dec
2019

Winter Solstice Walk

Saturday, December 21 - 10:00 amFrom $6.00
Instead of hunkering down on the longest night of the...
05Jan
2020 The Healing Power of Nature | BHWP Winter Lecture Series

Winter Lecture Series: The Healing Power of Nature

Sunday, January 5 - 2:00 pmFrom $10.00
A scientist visits a hospital’s nursery to spray pinene, the...
11Jan
2020

For the Birds: Right Seed, Right Feeder

Saturday, January 11 - 10:00 amFrom $5.00
Do you enjoy watching all the activity at your bird...

Featured Events

21Dec
2019

Winter Solstice Walk

Saturday, December 21 - 10:00 amFrom $6.00
Instead of hunkering down on the longest night of the year—also known as the winter solstice—celebrate with a stroll through the Preserve with a naturalist. We’ll celebrate the joys of winter with a walk on the trails at a time when the sun is lowest in the sky and we experience the shortest days of the year. We’ll conclude in the Visitor Center with hot drinks and cookies.
05Jan
2020 The Healing Power of Nature | BHWP Winter Lecture Series

Winter Lecture Series: The Healing Power of Nature

Sunday, January 5 - 2:00 pmFrom $10.00
A scientist visits a hospital’s nursery to spray pinene, the chemical that gives pine its scent. The babies, who haven’t yet been outside, immediately calm, their blood pressure lowering. Patients who see a tree outside their room get better faster than those who don’t. Nature heals. To take advantage of this, Philadelphia pediatricians are working with the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education staff to prescribe nature time. So, what is the mounting evidence? And what are nature centers doing in response? Mike Weilbacher, director of the Schuylkill Center, presents the surprising evidence, plus an overview of pioneering programs his and other centers are developing. Naturalist Mike Weilbacher is the executive director of the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education in Philadelphia’s Roxborough section. An award-winning environmental educator for 40 years, Weilbacher writes a weekly column for the Roxborough Review and is well known to public radio listeners as “Mike the All-Natural Science Guy” on the award-winning live children’s radio show, “Kid’s Corner” on WXPN.
11Jan
2020

For the Birds: Right Seed, Right Feeder

Saturday, January 11 - 10:00 amFrom $5.00
Do you enjoy watching all the activity at your bird feeder? Or do you want to learn how to attract birds to your backyard so you can start? Join us for an informative workshop on the best feeders, seeds, and location to set up your own bird feeding station at your house. In addition to seed and feeder selection, we will also cover basic bird identification to get you well on your way. This is a great primer for the Great Backyard Bird Count in February. Advanced registration required.
12Jan
2020 Puffball (Lycoperdon sp.) | BHWP

Winter Lecture Series: Film: “The Kingdom: How Fungi Made Our World”

Sunday, January 12 - 2:00 pmFrom $10.00
If you want to understand how plants found their way on earth, you won’t want to miss this fascinating gem of a film created by Australian scientists and photographers. The film is a journey into the mysterious world of fungi. Witness their beauty (the time-lapse photography will amaze you), unravel their mysteries and discover how this secret kingdom is essential to life on Earth and may, in fact, hold the key to our future. Jim Bray, a Preserve naturalist, will moderate this must-see presentation. Jim Bray has lived in Bucks County for more than 60 years. After retiring from his labor relations career with U.S. Steel, Bray pursued his passion for gardening and conservation. A certified master gardener, he is the past chairman of the Lower Makefield Township Environmental Council. Under his chairmanship, the township received several national and state awards, among them the 2008 Achievement Award from the U.S. EPA—the only community so honored in the Mid-Atlantic region—as well as the 2009 Pennsylvania Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence.

Featured Events

21Dec
2019

Winter Solstice Walk

Saturday, December 21From $6.00
Instead of hunkering down on the longest night of the...
05Jan
2020 The Healing Power of Nature | BHWP Winter Lecture Series

Winter Lecture Series: The Healing Power of Nature

Sunday, January 5From $10.00
A scientist visits a hospital’s nursery to spray pinene, the...
11Jan
2020

For the Birds: Right Seed, Right Feeder

Saturday, January 11From $5.00
Do you enjoy watching all the activity at your bird...