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Hedgerows: An Icon of Bucks County’s Rural Vernacular Landscape with David Hughes (Nov. 10)
Get reacquainted with hedgerows, an icon of our rural agricultural roots, and see what opportunities these linear landscapes can provide for us in today’s culture. In this program, David Hughes will present observations on how they were created, what native species they attract and what invasive species threaten them. He will also discuss the functions and ecological values that existing hedgerows provide and draw upon local and regional examples to show the splendor we have in our agricultural remnants. The discussion will end with some thoughts on how to best preserve these unique landscape features.
David Hughes is a registered landscape architect and owner of Weatherwood Design LLC, specializing in native plant-based garden design, ecology and natural habitat preservation. In addition, Hughes is a rustic furniture artist that specializes in hand-crafted structures that he incorporates into his native garden designs. Find out more on his website: www.weatherwooddesign.com.
All lectures will be held virtually using Zoom. They will be recorded and shared with everyone who registers for a short time.
Program Fee: $15 (Members, enter your code at checkout to receive your 20% discount.)
Additional Information: Online registration for this program closes at 5:00 pm on the date of the program. Zoom invitations will be sent out after this time to the email used to register for the event. The link will come from firstname.lastname@example.org OR email@example.com.
This lecture is part of our Thursday Night Nature series. The series features presentations by regionally renowned experts who address a wide range of topics related to natural history, biodiversity, ecological gardening, native plants and native wildlife.