Churchville Nature Center
Marlin D. Corn Wildlife Gardens
About the Gardens...
The Wildlife Gardens of Churchville Nature Center were created in 1994 by now retired naturalist and garden's name sake, Marlin Corn. This picturesque area is landscaped with plants beneficial to wildlife, not only to help our local wild animal species, but also to provide an area close by for passive recreation. Visitors can enjoy a peaceful setting for contemplation and wildlife viewing without venturing out onto the trail system. Explore a butterfly garden, hummingbird garden, water gardens, native woodland garden, and more. The gardens are designed to be barrier free for people with disabilities. In addition, this area functions as an outdoor classroom. Programs designed to educate the public about the wisdom of landscaping their own property for wildlife are offered throughout the year as well as environmental education programs for school and scout groups. The gardens also serve to provide a method for individuals and organizations to recognize their loved ones, both living and deceased.
Photo (like many on this site) courtesy of Jean McKenna Photography.
Our Naturalist, Bill (left), and our Gardener, Dana (right), are the current caretakers of the gardens.
Marlin Corn (retired) was the naturalist who designed, fund-raised and built the wildlife gardens.
Come Experience the Beauty of Bucks County's Biodiversity!
Always changing & always beautiful, our gardens were designed to showcase the beauty of Bucks County's native flora and fauna as it changes throughout the seasons. Visit year-round, no charge, to see whats happening. Keep an eye out for new plantings each year as we continue to diversify the already diverse ecosystems we highlight.
Give Wildlife a Helping Hand
Churchville Nature Center’s Wildlife Gardens serve to help our local wildlife in several different ways, including:
  • Growing fruit and nectar producing plants that are fed upon by many birds, insects and mammals.
  • Emphasizing the use of native trees, shrubs and other plants that are most beneficial to our native wildlife.
  • Providing water gardens and rock features that serve as microhabitats to benefit local reptile and amphibian species.
  • Propagating native plants for areas beyond the perimeters of the gardens.
  • Educating the general public about the wisdom of landscaping for the benefit of wildlife.
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