Nature speaks to each one of us in its own special way. Perhaps it’s during a mindful walk to a remote corner of the Preserve. Or maybe it’s experiencing the wonder of nature through the eyes of a child. The Preserve provides opportunities to hear the flute-like song of a wood thrush as you wander through a mature forest, to meander through a diverse meadow studying how bees and butterflies interact with native plants, to observe dragonflies hunting mosquitoes at the pond and to savor the sweet scent of fringe tree blossoms in the spring air.
By providing such experiences, the Preserve restores a deep sense of fundamental values and reconnects visitors with the essential unity of nature and humanity. We are a special resource, offering experiences and insights that are ever harder to find in the modern world. Families, schools, horticulturists and nature enthusiasts flock to the Preserve to discover and learn more about native plants and the web of life they support—and to then visit our Native Plant Nursery in order to enhance their own natural landscapes.
We believe that it is critically important to engage the public, inspire action and change behavior in pursuit of a healthy and diverse natural world. Which is why I invite you to visit the Preserve and explore our native plant collection, attend our insightful educational programs, and meet our welcoming staff and volunteers. They all help make Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve a place where you can “experience what's natural, learn what's native.”