Delaware Valley Fern and Wildflower Society

2010 Field Trips


Saturday, April 10:  Bowman's  Hill  Wildflower Preserve,  New Hope PA

Trip coordinator  Jean Weiler -  phone  215-355-2772 ,


Our group is scheduled for 10 A.M. Saturday, April 10 for a self guided tour of the garden.  The cost is $5.00 or $3.00 for seniors (age 62 +).


Directions: The preserve is at 1635 River Rd. New Hope Pa. 18938. This is on route 32, South of New Hope, North of Washington's Crossing.  Visitors arrive through entrance on River Road and follow loop around to the tall deer fence gate.  To get beyond the gate, slowly drive car up very close to the gate, this action activates the gate to open.  Drive to parking area and proceed to the welcome center.  The reception desk will be expecting our group and we will pay on our own.  Bowman's telephone: 215-862-2924 or 


Saturday, May 22: Jenkins Arboretum and Private Garden Jeffersonville PA

Trip coordinator George Makovetz  610-539-0985.


Monday, June 7: Fulshaw Craeg Preserve, Green Lane, Montgomery County, PA

Trip leader:  Janet Novak - 215-248-2642 (home) or 215-534-6700 (cell).


The Fulshaw Craeg Preserve, owned by the Natural Lands Trust, features lovely scenery and a high diversity of wildflowers, many of which are uncommon in the region. We will visit meadows (both wet and dry), and woods. One meadow should be pink with meadow phlox (Phlox maculata). Other highlights in the meadows include green dragon (Arisaema dracontium), violet wood-sorrel (Oxalis violacea), gold star (Hypoxis hirsuta), and devilís bit (Chamaelirium luteum). In the woods are starry campion (Silene stellata), lyre-leaf sage (Salvia lyrata), and abundant black cohosh (Actaea/Cimicifuga racemosa). At the end of the trip, those who are interested can see a boulder field. This boulder field, almost devoid of vegetation in its center, is ringed with polypody fern (Polypodium sp.), marginal woodfern (Dryopteris marginalis), and a bit of pale corydalis (Corydalis sempervirens).


Directions: Meet at Unami Creek Park in Sumneytown. From the Philadelphia area, take 476 north to exit 31. At the exit, bear right to get onto highway 63 west towards Harleysville. Drive 8.2 miles (into Sumneytown), then turn right at the fork onto Geryville Pike. Drive 0.2 miles, then turn right onto Swamp Creek Road. Unami Creek Park will be almost immediately on your right; park in the parking area along the road. We will carpool the short distance to the preserve.


Conditions: The trip will involve around a mile of walking. The terrain is mostly level or gently sloped. However, the ground may be damp, and there is one tricky stream crossing. I recommend boots or shoes you donít mind getting wet, and perhaps a walking stick.

Leader: Janet Novak,


Saturday, June 26:  Whittingham Wildlife Management Area,  Warren County, NJ

Trip coordinator  Otto Heck, 908-996-2598


Saturday, September 18:  Dunnfield Creek,  Delaware Water Gap, NJ

Trip coordinator  Otto Heck  908-996-2598


* To be scheduled:  Multi-day trip to PEEC (Pocono Environmental Education  Center)