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Philadelphia Botanical Club


Botanical Club meetings are open to the public.

Meetings begin at 7:30 PM. Many of our meetings are held by Zoom. Instructions for joining the meeting will be emailed to members on the day of the meeting. Non-members can request that information by emailing by 10 PM the day before the meeting.

If you have an idea for a future program, please contact the Program Committee chair, Rebekah Armstrong, . A list of previous meetings is available.

Fall 2022

September 22
Members' Reports on Summer Botanizing

Members are invited to present photos or slides. To do that, email your materials to Joe Rucker: . If possible, consolidate your photos in a single PDF or PowerPoint file, but individual photos are also OK. The deadline for submission of photos is noon on the day of the meeting.
October 27
Plants of the Appalachian Shale Barrens

Ian Caton, Wood Thrush Native Nursery
November 17
Identifying Changes in the Wabash River Corridor's Vascular Plant Flora

Richard Hull, recipient of the Bayard Long Award
December 15
How plants cultivate microbes to obtain nutrients

James White, Rugters University (White lab web site)

Spring 2023

January 26
Exploring Cryptic Biodiversity: Towards a Better Understanding of the Ecological Processes that Regulate Soil Seed Banks

Castilleja Olmsted, University of Pittsburgh
February 23
Declining Trends of Narthecium americanum in Wharton State Forest

Jessica Ray, Raritan Valley Community College
March 23
The Ecological Importance of Small Forests in Our Megalopolis

Vince D'Amico, Team Leader, Philadelphia Field Station, US Forest Service
On Zoom and at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia. Enter through the side entrance on 19th Street. Take the elevator behind the reception desk to the third floor, then follow the signs to the Bees Classroom.
April 27
Climate Change and Plant Diversity: A Paleobotanical Case Study of Pennsylvanian Peat Swamps

Benjamin Muddiman
By Zoom
May 25
Taking Cues from Habitat: Under-Utilized Native Plants for the Garden
: Janet Novak
Social Media for Botany: Andrew Conboy
By Zoom
Chamaedaphne calyculata