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December, 2010
Regional Report

Shows & Events

Earn Twinleaf Award at Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve
Enjoy four seasons of nature, sharpen observation skills AND earn the Twinleaf Award, starting Saturday, January 29, 3:30 to 5PM at Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve in New Hope, PA. At class one, participants will learn to identify buds and bark using a dichotomous key. The Twinleaf program involves eight classes of indoor introductory presentations and outdoor exploration. Earn the Twinleaf Award by attending six of eight Saturday classes and completing class requirements to the satisfaction of the Preserve's staff. The remaining award series includes Nature Detectives on Feb. 26; Spring Ephemerals on April 9; Birds on May 21; Pollinators on July 9; Stream Investigation on Aug. 20; Fall Foliage on Oct. 22; and Seeds on Nov. 19. For cost and registration information, call (215) 862- 2924, visit or email


Wild Comfort- The Solace of Nature
Writes Kathleen Dean Moore: "But the cells hold their memories. Do not be surprised that the return of the light lifts your spirit. Do not be surprised that warmth on your back calms you and makes you feel glad...Find the warm places; do not expect them to come to you. When you find them, stay there and be still. Be still and watchful...." Trumpeter Books, Boston, 2010. $15.95 paperback


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