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Philadelphia Botanical Club


Botanical Club meetings are open to the public.

Meetings begin at 7:30 PM. During the pandemic, all meetings will be 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, David Hewitt. A list of previous meetings is available.

Fall 2020

September 24
Overview of the iNaturalist App and the City Nature Challenge from Billy Brown
and Members' Reports on Summer Botanizing

Members are invited to present photos or slides. To do that, email your materials to Joe Rucker: . Ideal is a single PDF or PowerPoint file, but individual photos are also fine.
October 22
Re-Discovering Central New Jersey Forests with Historic Roots to Aldo Leopold and Joseph Bonaparte

Dan Druckenbrod, Associate Professor and Director of Sustainability at Rider University (faculty page)
November 19
The Importance of Urban Gardening in the Time of COVID-19

Brenda Lin, CSIRO (profile)
December 17
A History of the London Planetree in Philadelphia

Lara Roman, US Forest Service (profile)

Spring 2021

January 28
Regulatory Botany

Jason Hafstad, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection
February 25
The Lichen Flora of Wickecheoke Creek Preserve (Hunterdon County, NJ)

Dennis Waters
March 25
A Plantsman's Adventures in Kazakhstan and the Altai Mountains

Paul Meyer, former director of Morris Arboretum
April 22
Urban Landscape Inspirations from Native Plant Communities

Ethan Dropkin of Larry Weaner Lanscape Associates. To get a taste of Ethan's thinking, read his article on design insights from native plant communities.
May 27
Tools for Understanding and Identifying the Flora of the Mid-Atlantic States

Alan Weakley, Director of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Herbarium, coauthor of Flora of Virginia, and author of Flora of the Southeastern United States
Chamaedaphne calyculata