Bowman's Tower Wildflower Preserve

Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve inspires the appreciation and use of native plants by serving as a sanctuary and an educational resource for conservation and stewardship.
Bowmans Tower Wildflower Preserve Fall 2018
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As a gardener, aspiring ecologist, and plant lover I can't get enough information on native ecology to satisfy my curiosity. I'm grateful to have a number of local educational resources that work to provide and abundance of information to all age groups. If you're in the area, I hope you'll take advantage of the resources available at Bowman's Tower Wildflower Preserve in Buckscounty Pennsylvania. I wanted to share some of their events events in September 2018–their website is work visiting as they have numerous events nearly everyday. 
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Fall Morning Bird Walk

Saturday, Sept 8, 2018 8-9:30am


The Preserve’s diverse variety of native plants offers migrating birds a smorgasbord of fruits and the insects they attract. Join us as we search the woods for warblers, thrushes, and other species and learn about the plants that help fuel their flight.

Fall Native Plant Sale

Saturday, Sept 8, 2018

11 am – 1 pm: Members-only Nursery shopping

1 pm – 5 pm: Nursery opens to the public

Sunday, September 9, 2018

9 am – 5 pm: Nursery open to all

Natural Landscape Design: Meadows, Woods, and Water with Larry Weaner 

Sunday, Sept 2018 10am-12pm


Natural gardens reduce maintenance needs, improve the environment, and enhance the beauty of any residential property. Through a series of case studies, this presentation details techniques for gracefully integrating native plant compositions and ecological processes into a residential setting. Projects are presented from inception to maturity, providing a behind-the-scenes look at both practical and aesthetic considerations involved in creating and maintaining natural gardens.

Larry Weaner is nationally recognized for combining expertise in horticulture, landscape design, and ecological restoration. His work throughout the eastern United States has been featured in regional and national publications, including the New York Times. Larry is an active guest lecturer for horticultural and environmental organizations throughout the U.S. and in 1990 he developed New Directions in the American Landscape (NDAL), a conference series with a national following. His book, Garden Revolution: How Our Landscapes Can Be a Source of Environmental Change, received an American Horticultural Society Book Award.

Knowing Native Plants: Amazing Asters with Mary Anne Borge
Saturday, Sept 15

Fall is peak bloom time for the Aster family. Explore our woods and meadows with Naturalist Mary Anne Borge to discover asters, goldenrods, bonesets, coneflowers, tickseeds, and other yellow composites. We’ll look for signs of the relationships these plants have with the insects, birds, and other animals that depend on them.

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Laura Hamill is the Founder of Perennial Collective. In addition to maintaining herbal gardens, she works directly with intentional growers to create fresh, vibrant herbal teas. 
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