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Knowing Native Plants: Amazing Aster Family, the Confusing Yellow Composites (Aug. 28)

Saturday, August 28 9:30 am
Saturday, August 28 12:30 pm


Join Naturalist Mary Anne Borge as we focus on the late summer and fall-blooming confusing yellow composites, including goldenrods, sunflowers, coneflowers, and beggar-ticks. Mary Anne will cover the features that make aster family members unique, as well as the relationships these plants have with the insects, birds, and other animals that depend on them. Find out which of these species might be good candidates for your own garden.

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 editor of Butterfly Gardener magazine. She is the team leader for Lambertville Goes Wild, a volunteer group whose efforts successfully led to the National Wildlife Federation’s certification of Lambertville, N.J., as a community wildlife habitat. At her blog,, Mary Anne writes about and, with her photography, illustrates the importance of native plants to all life on Earth.

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