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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 2021

September 23
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 the day before the meeting.
October 28
A Little Knowledge: Citizen Scientists Put Philadelphia's Botanical Heritage to Work in Urban Natural Areas, Part II

Steve Jones of Wissahickon Restoration Volunteers
November 18
Evolving from Mushroom Enthusiast to Amateur Mycologist, 40 Fascinating Years and Counting

Dave Wasilewski (see his blog, Deep Funga)
December 16
Pyroentomology 101

Steve Mason, Immaculata University
The talk will draw from his new paper, "Responses from bees, butterflies, and ground beetles to different fire and site characteristics: A global meta-analysis" (www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0006320721003177).


January 27
Connecting Lichens and People in the Urban Experience

James Lendemer (New York Botanical Garden) and Jessica Allen (Eastern Washington University), authors of the book Urban Lichens
February 24
Botany and the Henry Foundation

Susan Treadway (Director) and Henry Ortmeyer (Curator), the Henry Foundation (Gladwyne, PA)
March 24
Philadelphia's Tree Plan

Erica Smith Fichman, Philadelphia Parks and Recreation
Read about Phildaelphia's Tree Plan.
April 21
How the Symbology and Biology of Dandelions Drives the Love and Hate of a Cosmopolitan Weed

Lena Struwe, Rugers University (Lena's bio)
May 26
Elan Alford, Conservation Fellow at Mt. Cuba Center (see her description of conservation work at Mt. Cuba)
Chamaedaphne calyculata