22nd Annual Land Ethics Symposium
Creative Approaches to Ecological Landscaping
Thursday, Feb. 17, 2022

Register here: General Admission Register here: Student Admission

2022 Land Ethics Award: Call for Nominations
The LEA honors creative use of native plants in the landscape and focus on sustainable and regenerative design.

Nomination Application Here

2022 Knowing Native Plants Program Bundle
Sign up for a discount by Jan. 22

Click here to purchase

Winter Lecture Series 2022:
Recognizing, Understanding, and Protecting Old-growth Forests
Sunday, Jan. 23, 2 pm - 3 pm

Click here for registration

Winter Lecture Series: Open for Registration

Click here for registration and speaker information

Become an Official Preserve Native Plant Advocate
Updated version of our Naturalist Program
Three options to choose from

Click here for more information

"Wild" Gentle Yoga:
Yoga to Connect with Yourself and Nature

Learn More

Our new hours as of July 1
Open Wednesday - Monday
CLOSED on Tuesday!

Click here for more information
What's there to See?
Download our January Trail Map
Explore more seasons of the Preserve here

Featured Events

23Jan

WLS 2022: Recognizing, Understanding, and Protecting Old-growth Forests (Jan. 23)

Sunday, January 23 - 2:00 pm$15.00
An old-growth forest is one that has formed naturally over a long period of time with little or no disturbance from humankind. They are increasingly rare and largely misunderstood. This evocative and accessible program defines old-growth and provides a brief history of forests. It offers a rare view into how the lifeforms in an ancient, undisturbed forest—including not only its majestic trees but also its insects, plant life, fungi and mammals—differ from the lifeforms in a forest manipulated by humans. What emerges is a portrait of a beautiful, intricate and fragile ecosystem that now exists only in scattered fragments. In this program, Joan Maloof, Ph.D., director of the Old-Growth Forest Network, makes a heartfelt and passionate case for the importance of these ecosystems. Joan Maloof is a writer, ecologist and conservationist with a unique voice. She is a professor emeritus at Salisbury University, where she taught biological sciences and environmental studies. Maloof has published numerous research articles in publications such as Ecology, American Journal of Botany and the International Journal of Environmental Studies. Maloof’s books include Teaching the Trees (2005), Among the Ancients (2011), Nature’s Temples: the Complex World of Old-Growth Forests (2016), The Living Forest: A Visual Journey into the Heart of the Woods (2017) and Treepedia: A Brief Compendium of Arboreal Lore (2021). Maloof is the founder and executive director of the Old-Growth Forest Network, an organization dedicated to creating a network of at least one protected forest in every U.S. county where trees grow. With nearly 4,500 supporters, the network now includes 147 preserved forests in 28 different states—including Bucks County’s Hart’s Woods, which is jointly protected by Doylestown Township and the Heritage Conservancy.
30Jan

WLS 2022: Being a Good Bluebird Box Landlord (Jan. 30)

Sunday, January 30 - 2:00 pm$15.00
Join us as we look at the ways that you can help Eastern bluebirds and other native cavity nesters remain numerous in our communities. This program explores proper nest box construction and placement for Eastern bluebirds. We will also discuss nest box predators, other birds that will use your boxes, how to care for the boxes and nesting behavior and timetables. Diane Allison is a member of the North American Bluebird Society’s speaker’s bureau and has built over 2,000 bluebird boxes with school children and scouts. She has been the nestbox monitor for Giving Pond State Park, a part of Delaware Canal State Park, for nearly 15 years. A Tinicum Township resident for 40 years, she has served on the boards of Bucks County Audubon, the Tinicum Conservancy and the Palisades School District. A graduate of Delaware Valley University, she recently retired from a career in microbiological quality assurance for Johnson & Johnson. Her interest in birds has taken her to all 50 states, Europe, Central America, South America, the Galapagos Islands and the Caribbean. Locally, she has been the compiler for the Central Bucks Audubon Christmas Bird Count and the compiler for all of Bucks County for the Pennsylvania Migration Count for over 20 years.
06Feb

WLS 2022: Creating a Pollinator Paradise with Native Perennials (Feb. 6)

Sunday, February 6 - 2:00 pm$15.00
Looking forward to welcoming the migratory birds and butterflies that will be returning to Pennsylvania in early spring? Join Heather Andrews, The Thoughtful Gardener, as she shares practical tips guided by the latest scientific research to help you create a pollinator paradise in your own backyard. Heather Andrews is an author, photographer, traveler and speaker who works with homeowners and businesses to create sustainable native pollinator habitats. She grew up as one of 12 grandchildren in North Carolina, and often took walks in her Granddaddy Andrews’ garden, where she learned about pollinators and increasing yield. During the growing season, you will find her in her monarch waystation, Cat-a-pillar Haven, video blogging on her new YouTube Channel, Garden Thoughtfully. She routinely creates actionable video content to enable gardeners to create a pollinator paradise in their own backyards. Andrews is a two-time recipient of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society’s “Garden of Distinction” Award by the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society for her monarch waystation and for a pollinator garden she designed for the historic Craighead House in conjunction with the Master Gardeners of Central PA. Her award-winning photographs and articles have been featured in magazines and on the online publishing platform Medium.com. Her proposal “The resurgence of pollinator hedgerows—using science to create a pollinator oasis in your own backyard,” was accepted at the 2021 International Master Gardeners Conference.
13Feb

WLS 2022: Container Gardening with Native Plants: Observations from a Rooftop In Brooklyn (Feb. 13)

Sunday, February 13 - 2:00 pm$15.00
Learn how to grow happy, healthy native plants in clay pots, wooden boxes or even plastic bags. From planning and potting to maintenance and overwintering, you'll be ready for a successful adventure in native plant container gardening. Noah Ratzan is an amateur gardener based in Brooklyn, NY. He has spent the last two years cultivating his Brooklyn rooftop native plant garden, which now is home to over 50 native plant species. Noah's favorite thing about his small garden is the life it brings and the many pollinators and insects that now and then call the place home.

Featured Events

23Jan

WLS 2022: Recognizing, Understanding, and Protecting Old-growth Forests (Jan. 23)

Sunday, January 23$15.00
An old-growth forest is one that has formed naturally over...
30Jan

WLS 2022: Being a Good Bluebird Box Landlord (Jan. 30)

Sunday, January 30$15.00
Join us as we look at the ways that you...
06Feb

WLS 2022: Creating a Pollinator Paradise with Native Perennials (Feb. 6)

Sunday, February 6$15.00
Looking forward to welcoming the migratory birds and butterflies that...

Follow the Preserve on Instagram!

Subscribe to our newsletter for Preserve news and events!

* indicates required