Philadelphia Botanical Club

Field Trips and Workshops

Please feel free to provide feedback or comments that may enhance our offerings to our field trip coordinators: Chris Hoess, or 267-918-6803, and Ryan Rebozo, or 609-859-8860 ext. 26.

Field trip leaders can download instructions for trip reports.


The 2017 field trip schedule is under development. Below are the trips scheduled so far. The complete schedule will be posted in spring.

April 22 (Saturday; Earth Day) at 9:30 AM to noon: Wild Flower Walk at Crosswicks Creek, Mercer County, NJ
Cosponsored by the Friends for the Abbott Marshlands and Bordentown Township Environmental Commission. The woodlands and Crosswicks Creek flood plain have the best diversity of spring flowering plants and ferns in the Abbott Marshlands.
Directions: Meet at Northern Community Park, Bordentown Township, on Groveville Road, between Rts. 130 and 206. Take Rt. 130 north (from Bordentown, NJ) or south (toward Bordentown, NJ); turn onto Groveville Road and drive to the park entrance. The park can also be accessed from Rt. 206 north from Bordentown; about a mile north of the junction with Rt. 130 turn right onto Groveville Road (note that Rt. 206 is a divided highway in this area).
Leader: Mary Anne Borge (docent at Bowmans Hill Wildflower Preserve and PA Master Naturalist). Contact / info: 732-821-8310.

May 20 (Saturday) at 9:30 AM to noon: Bordentown Bluffs, Mercer County, NJ
Cosponsored by D&R Canal State Park, Bordentown Township Environmental Commission, and Friends for the Abbott Marshlands. This walk is scheduled as part of American Wetlands Month. We'll talk about wetlands where there are views of Crosswicks Creek and the marshes and swamps of the Abbott Marshlands. Laurel will be in bloom. We'll look for persimmon and American Chestnut. The Bluffs, part of D&R Canal State Park, were once owned by Joseph Bonaparte, Napoleon's brother. There will be no wet walking, but note that part of the trail is hilly.
Directions: Meet at end of Stanton Ave., Bordentown Twp. Take US-206 south of I-195; take the first right after Pointe Breeze apartments. Look for Abbott Marshlands logo; street sign is missing.
Leader: TBA. Contact / info: 732-821-8310.

May 21-25 (Sunday to Thursday): Joint Field Meeting (BotSoc)
The Limestone Region of Northern New Jersey

Each year the Botanical Society of America, the Torrey Botanical Society, and the Philadelphia Botanical Club sponsor a field meeting in an area of the northeastern United States. The 2017 field meeting will be held in Northern New Jersey in limestone areas in and around the historic town of Johnsonburg. The limestone habits in New Jersey are well known, and many of the best have been protected for decades by the Nature Conservancy and various other government and private organization. The field meeting will include three full days of field trips and evening programs.
Field Trips: We will visit Kittatiny Valley State Park, Johnsonburg Swamp Preserve, White Lake Natural Resource Area, and several other sites.
Evening Programs: This is still in the planning stage, but our first evening program will describe the geology of this region.
Housing and Meals: Housing will be at the Johnsonburg Presbyterian Center, Johnsonburg, New Jersey. All meals will be included with registration.
Registration and additional information: Contact David Austin .

Lilium superbum
Lilium superbum (Turk's cap lily) at Delhaas Woods, the site of several past field trips.