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January, 2006
Regional Report

Shows & Events

January's Bounty
There are numerous events to enjoy this month:
Native Landscape Design: Reality Versus Perception is the topic of a two-day event, Jan. 31 & Feb. 1 at Arboretum Villanova, Villanova, PA. The conference is designed to bring together people from a variety of disciplines including landscape architecture and design, horticulture, ecology, and botany. For info, visit:

Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve will host a winter lecture series on Sundays, from 2 to 3 p.m., at 1635 River Road (PA Rt. 32), 2.5 miles south of New Hope, PA; (215) 862-2924.
Topics are: Jan. 8, Seeing the Forest and the Trees; Jan. 15, Amphibians in the Garden; Jan. 22, Plant Galls of Fields, Forests and Backyards; Jan. 29, Colonial and Native American Herbs. For info, visit:

An exhibit at Winterthur Museum and Country Estate features 41 lush landscape paintings by artists including George Inness, Claude Monet, John Singer Sargent, and Alfred Sisley. "Paths to Impressionism: French and American Landscape Paintings" is in the Graves & West Galleries through January 15. For info, call (800) 448-3883, or visit:

Web Finds

National Audubon Society
Interested in attracting specific birds, meeting bird lovers, creating a wildlife habitat, reading conservation updates? The National Audubon Society site is widely informative: from details about winter bird counts to political action to backyard bird feeding to Avian flu information to state offices and local chapters. There's also an update about the Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC), February 17-20, 2006, where everybody's encouraged to count birds with a buddy and report numbers to the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology.


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