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Winter Lecture Series: The Forgotten Trees of the Northeastern Forests

Sunday, March 3 2:00 pm
Sunday, March 3 3:00 pm


As late as the early 20th century, American chestnuts, butternuts and elms dominated northeastern forests. Today, they are a rare find. What happened? Join Preserve Curator Jason Ksepka to learn why we want to restore these important native trees, what work has been done by others to do so, how the Preserve can help, and what you can do, too! Discover the problems that impact these trees and the actions we can take to help improve our forests for future generations.

Jason Ksepka ensures that the Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve conforms to the highest standards of museum practices by fully documenting the Preserve’s living plant collections, as well as monitoring the health of the living collections. Jason received a B.S.F. in forestry and a B.S. in fisheries/wildlife management from the University of Missouri in Columbia. He is a passionate gardener who maintains a bog garden of carnivorous plants.

Punch Cards
Purchase a Winter Lecture Series punch card, good for one admission to each of the eight lectures, and save 20%. Punch cards may be purchased at the Visitor Center only. Call 215.862.2924 for additional information.

Winter Weather
If we must cancel or postpone a program, we will disseminate the message via Facebook, our website and email. Please check those sources before venturing out in poor weather conditions.



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