Botanical Club meetings are open to the public.
Meetings begin at 7:30 PM. Unless otherwise stated, they are held at the Marvin Comisky Conference Center, Blank Rome LLP at One Logan Square (at the corner of 18th and Cherry Streets in Philadelphia). Enter from the 18th Street courtyard behind the Logan Hotel. Finding the entrance is not straightforward, so if you have not been there before, we recommend that you take a look at our map.
If you have an idea for a future program, please contact
the Program Committee chair, David Hewitt.
A list of previous meetings is available.
Members' Reports on Summer Botanizing
Members are invited to bring photos, slides, or specimens to show.
Impacts of Overabundant Deer and Invasive
Plants on Forests in Central New Jersey: Historical, Empirical and
Jay Kelly, Associate Professor of Biology at Raritan Valley Community College
The Strange But True Story of the Dawn Redwood
Jill Jonnes, historian and author of Urban Forests: A Natural History of Trees and People in the American Cityscape (jilljonnes.com/)
The Historic Role of Fire in the Pine-Oak Forests of Western Maryland
Lauren Howard, Arcadia University
The meeting will be followed by a holiday party.
Wood Decay Fungi of Philadelphia
Luke Smithson, President of the New Jersey Mycological Association
Bees and Urban Flora: Exploring the Trophic Ecology of Ornamentals, Remnants, and "Weeds" in the City
Doug Sponsler, Penn State
March 28: Note the change of program
A Little Knowledge: Citizen Scientists Put Philadelphia's Botanical
Heritage to Work in Urban Natural Areas
Steve Jones, President of Wissahickon Restoration Volunteers
Japanese Flowering Cherries: A 100-Year-Long Love Affair
Anthony Aiello, Morris Arboretum
Investigating Geoedaphic Meadows, Glades, and Grasslands in Southeastern Pennsylvania
Will Ryan, Academy of Natural Sciences