GardenNews.biz - Jan 18,2017 - BOWMAN'S HILL WILDFLOWER PRESERVE - FUTURE HAPPENINGS
Invasive Species I.D. and Management
Saturday, April 1, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Members: $15; Non-members: $20. Advance registration required by Thursday, March 30.
Join us to discover the Preserve’s most unwanted! In this session, you will learn about the problems caused by invasive plants, which species are of concern at the Preserve and beyond, and the methods we are using to control these exotic intruders. Naturalist Mary Anne Borge will introduce you to invasive plants through an indoor presentation and Grounds Manager Rick Fonda will join Mary Anne to lead you on an outdoor walk. Walk is weather dependent.
Saturdays, May 6th & June 17th, 9:30 a.m. - Noon
Join Grounds Manager Rick Fonda for a great way to learn and give back at the same time! Learn to identify native and non-native plants, the importance of biodiversity, and how to remove and dispose of invasive species properly. Your efforts will help to protect our native plant collections. Groups, individuals, and families are welcome. Dress for the weather and working in the woods. Gloves and tools will be supplied or bring your own.
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Nature in Winter Walk
Saturday, February 4th, 1:30-3:00 p.m.
Members: $5; Non-members: $7
Explore the Preserve in its winter brilliance with Education Coordinator Kelly Joslin! Enjoy the quiet beauty of our habitats while learning how plants provide winter food and shelter for birds and small mammals. We’ll investigate skeletal stems, diverse seed heads, buds that promise next spring’s leaves and flowers, and look for signs of wildlife on this very special walk. Please dress for the weather.
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Health & Nature
Qigong: Awaken the Healer Within
Thursdays (6): January 12 through February 16, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Series Fee: Members: $60; Non-members: $72. Participants must register for the entire series to attend.
Qigong (“chee gong”) is an ancient Chinese self-care practice and is practiced as a part of traditional Chinese medicine. This course will focus on physical postures and movements, slow deep breathing, and focused meditation as a way to circulate, chi, or universal energy for health and wellness. Qigong helps lower blood pressure, enhance the immune and lymphatic systems, improve balance and stability, and loosen stiff joints. No experience is necessary, just an open mind and a willing spirit. Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes.
The Healing Power of Nature: Integrating Body, Mind and Spirit
Wednesdays (4): May 24-June 14, 10:00 – 11:15 a.m.
Members: $40; Non-members: $48. Participants must register for entire series to attend.
Join Sandy Unger for this 4-part series as she shows you a variety of mindfulness techniques that will help you become more in tune with nature and yourself. Dress to be outdoors and wear comfortable shoes.
Week 1: Healing the Mind with mediation-mindfulness, concentration and relaxation
Week 2: Healing the Body with Qigong-breathing and movement
Week 3: Healing the Spirit by exploring nature with our senses, connecting with something larger than us