BOWMAN'S HILL WILDFLOWER PRESERVE WINTER LECTURE SERIES Shake off the winter doldrums by joining us for our annual Winter Lecture Series. This popular series features presentations by fascinating speakers on eight Sundays in February, from 2 - 3 p.m.
GardenNews.biz - Feb 03,2017 - BOWMAN'S HILL WILDFLOWER PRESERVE WINTER LECTURE SERIES
Winter Lecture Series
Shake off the winter doldrums by joining us for our annual Winter Lecture Series. This popular series features presentations by fascinating speakers on eight Sundays in February, from 2 - 3 p.m.
Knowledgeable lecturers address a wide range of topics related to natural history, biodiversity, ecological gardening, native plants, native wildlife and other related topics.
All lectures are held in the Auditorium in the Preserve’s Visitor Center with general admission seating. For more information, please call (215) 862-2924. Join us for an energizing and enlightening experience!
2017 Winter Lecture Series Ticket Prices:
Members and fulltime students: $8 per lecture
Non-members: $12 per lecture
Educational program fees include admission to the Preserve. We accept and encourage pre-registration: (215) 862-2924. Walk-ins welcome as space permits.
Special offer: Purchase a book of tickets for all eight lectures and save over 20%!
Members and fulltime students: $50 (full price: $64)
Non-members: $76 (full price: $96)
BHWP offers a special price to anyone who buys a book of tickets for the complete series of eight lectures. This is a great way to save money and support the Preserve’s educational mission. Each ticket entitles the holder to one admission per lecture. Ticket books may be purchased in advance by calling the Preserve at (215) 862-2924, or they may be purchased at the door.
Seating for all lectures is general admission, so please arrive early to get the seat of your choice.
2017 Winter Lecture Series Schedule:
February 5th - Backyard Butterflies of Bucks County SOLD OUT
Bob and Pat Whitacre bought an abandoned farm in Tinicum Township in 1982. As they explored the surrounding 15 acres of various habitats, they began to discover unfamiliar butterflies. Learning that 96 species had been verified for all of Bucks County, they began daily photo safaris which eventually recorded 65 species, including one that had not been previously listed. The Whitacres’ close-up photos also illustrate the many wild plants – and some garden flowers - which play host to these beautiful creatures.
North Jersey natives Bob and Pat Whitacre met at Duke University, and settled in Morris County, NJ, where Pat became a teaching naturalist at the county outdoor education center. With a single lens reflex camera, she began photographing the wildflowers she had known since childhood, and quickly expanded her subjects to the rest of the natural world. Bob became the family photographer when they graduated to a digital camera and he discovered that he could capture close-up photos of butterflies without a special lens.
February 12th - Novel Ecosystems
Dr. Jordan, a retired ecologist for The Nature Conservancy of New York and an Lehigh Gap Nature Center Board member, will speak about what are being called novel ecosystems. These are new, historically unprecedented combinations of species resulting from human actions such as land disturbance, introduction of invasive species, pollution and climate change. Is Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve a restoration, rehabilitation, novel ecosystem or designer ecosystem? Learn what