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Come join Bartram’s Garden for an exciting and informative adventure in the south wetlands!
With the help of horticulturalists, scientists, and other community members, you’ll explore a calm coastal wetland that’s teeming with biodiversity, discovering hidden treasures at every turn. Armed with magnifying glasses, binoculars, and field guides, you’ll learn to identify fascinating flora and fauna, from wildflowers to elusive bird and insect species.
Wetlands are important habitats that provide a home to various species of plants, birds, and insects that can’t thrive in other habitats. As well as being important habitats for plants and animals, wetlands provide a number of services for the humans that live near them (this means you!). Wetlands are important for helping filter the water that passes through them and eventually makes its way to us. They also act as sponges that absorb excess water and help prevent flooding events that would disrupt the lives of our community members here in the Schuylkill River area.
By joining Bartram’s for this bioblitz event, you’re not just learning more about the wildlife that surrounds you, but also about the delicate balancing acts that keep wetland habitats healthy, while also feeding into the larger body of knowledge of the biodiversity present in Bartram’s Garden. Whether you have experience in the outdoors and species identification or this is your first time stepping into nature, enthusiasts of all ages and experience levels are welcome to explore their wetland and join for a fun and educational event!