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.
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.
A Little Knowledge: Citizen Scientists Put Philadelphia's Botanical
Heritage to Work in Urban Natural Areas, Part II
Steve Jones of Wissahickon Restoration Volunteers
Evolving from Mushroom Enthusiast to Amateur Mycologist, 40
Fascinating Years and Counting
Dave Wasilewski (see his blog, Deep Funga)
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).
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
Botany and the Henry Foundation
Susan Treadway (Director) and Henry Ortmeyer (Curator), the Henry Foundation (Gladwyne, PA)
Philadelphia's Tree Plan
Erica Smith Fichman, Philadelphia Parks and Recreation
Read about Phildaelphia's Tree Plan.
How the Symbology and Biology of Dandelions Drives the Love and Hate of a Cosmopolitan Weed
Lena Struwe, Rugers University (Lena's bio)
Elan Alford, Conservation Fellow at Mt. Cuba Center (see her description of conservation work at Mt. Cuba)