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Thursday Night Nature: The Story of the Understory, and Carnivores with Chloroplasts—Pennsylvania’s Most Voracious Plants with Jackson Barnette and Lauren Hahn (August 24, 2023)

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Thursday, August 24 7:00 pm
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Thursday, August 24 8:00 pm

$15.00

Each summer, Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve has the honor of hosting budding native plant professionals as interns. Throughout their time with us, these interns dive deep into all aspects of the Preserve, supporting our mission and fostering their own growth and interests. During this program, our two 2023 interns, Jackson Barnette and Lauren Hahn, will each share the virtual stage to discuss a natural curiosity that intrigues them.

In The Story of the Understory, learn what the understory is, its importance, the species that depend on it and the threats it faces. Barnette will discuss a comparison between an intact understory and a degraded one, as well as explain measures to improve understory health.

In Carnivores with Chloroplasts—Pennsylvania’s Most Voracious Plants, Hahn will present an introduction to our native carnivorous plants and their spectacular adaptations for surviving nature’s nutrient-deficient habitats. She will also discuss conservation considerations and challenges.

Jackson Barnette is a college student who has studied at Delaware Valley University and Bucks County Community College while pursuing an environmental studies B.A. degree. Barnette first heard of the Preserve through his grandfather, who was an avid gardener and loved planting great blue lobelia (Lobelia siphilitica) and purple cone flower (Echinacea purpurea). These beautiful plants that he saw in his grandpa’s garden led him to explore the Preserve as an adult and inspired him to join the fight to keep Earth’s ecosystems intact.

Lauren Hahn is a recent graduate of Juniata College. In her time there, she studied biology and wildlife conservation and discovered her passion for advocacy and the environment. Through involvement at the Preserve, Hahn hopes to expand her understanding of the complex relationships between the flora and fauna of Pennsylvania. In her free time, she enjoys drawing and consuming all kinds of horror media (especially video games).

 

Program Fee: $15 (Members, enter your code at checkout to receive your 20% discount.)

All lectures will be held virtually using Zoom. They will be recorded and shared with everyone who registers for a short time.

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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 lauricella@bhwp.org OR education@bhwp.org.

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.