“The mission of Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve is to lead people to a greater appreciation of native plants, to an understanding of their importance to all life, and to a commitment to the preservation of a healthy and diverse natural world.” As a lover of all plants, and with a personal interest in learning about native plants, I have taken advantage of two opportunities to pay brief visits to the preserve. Needless to say, I have plans of many happy returns. The preserve is gorgeous – 134 acres of trees, plants, and trails – with ample resources on native species identification and cultivation.
With so much to see, it was hard to take it all in at once. When I returned home to review my pictures, I found that probably 90% of them were taken looking up – apparently, I was more interested in what was going on with the tree-color-change than was what occurring on the ground!
A spring visit will undoubtedly garner the onset of what puts the “wildflower” in the BHWP. Until then, I’m looking forward to seeing these trees laden with snow!
Next up, the view from the Bowman's Hill Tower.