GardenNews.biz - Dec 28,2016 - BOWMAN'S HILL WILDFLOWER PRESERVE LATE FEBRUARY LECTURES
February 19th - Planting with a Purpose: Saving Nature at Home and Beyond
Want a yard alive with birds, butterflies, and other interesting creatures Ė one thatís attractive and welcoming to family and friends, too? Though habitat is disappearing and many species are declining, even small changes in your yard can help nature in a big way. Learn how you can garden with native plants for beauty ó and for nature.
Edie Parnum and Barb Elliot are the founders and co-Directors of Backyards for Nature, a program of the Valley Forge Audubon Society. Edie and Barb trained as Habitat Stewards with the National Wildlife Federation and each has a property certified as a Backyard Wildlife Habitat by the National Wildlife Federation and also as a Monarch Waystations and Pollinator Habitat. Edie and Barb are both avid birders and enthusiastic moth-ers hosting Moth Nights at their properties.
February 26th - Mushrooms Matter!
Many plant-focused people are not aware of the important roles that fungi, including mushrooms,
play in the lives of plants. There would be no land plants were it not for the fungi that nourish them! This lecture will cover a few of the amazing things that you probably donít know about fungi, along with photos of the colorful and unusual macrofungi in our woods and fields.
Marion M. Kyde, Ph.D., lives in Tinicum Township in the middle of a woods full of magical (not magic) mushrooms. She has lectured locally on mushrooms for 20 years and writes for the Tinicum Conservancy Newsletter and the Bucks County Herald on environmental and local issues. An award winning and pioneering conservationist, Marion received her bachelorís, masters and doctorate degrees from Rutgers University and currently serves as the vice chair on the Tinicum Township Land Preservation Committee.