Philadelphia Botanical Club

Meetings

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.

Schedule
Fall 2016

September 22
Members' Reports on Summer Botanizing

Members are invited to bring photos, slides, or specimens to show.
 
October 27
The Status of Rare Plant Protections in New Jersey

Ryan Rebozo (Director of Conservation Science, Pinelands Preservation Alliance)
 
November 17
Beyond Honeybees: Beetles, Butterflies, Bumblebees, and Other Pollinators

Dan Duran (Drexel University)
 
December 15
The Philadelphia Botanical Club: A History of Natural History

David Hewitt (President of the Philadelphia Botanical Club)
The meeting will be followed by a holiday party.
 

Spring 2017

January 26
Systematics and Evolution of the Grass Subfamily Arundinoideae, a Dustbin Taxon

Jordan Teisher (Academy of Natural Sciences, Department of Botany)
 
February 23
Plants of Southern Europe: A Visit to the Apennines, Sardinia, and Northern Greece

Janet Novak (past president of the Philadelphia Botanical Club)
 
March 23
Global Change Influences on Wetland Plant Invasions

Tom Mozdzer (Bryn Mawr College)
 
April 27
The Schuyler Lecture in North American Botany and Botanists
The Beginnings of Botany in Michigan: From Thomas Nuttall (1810) to the Douglass Houghton Era (1830-1840)

Anton Reznicek (University of Michigan Herbarium; coauthor of Field Manual of Michigan Flora)
 
May 25
Trees of Philadelphia

Ned Barnard (author of Philadelphia Trees) and Catriona Briger
 

Fall 2017

September 28
Members' Reports on Summer Botanizing

Members are invited to bring photos, slides, or specimens to show.
 
October 26
Plants of Turkey

Yasemin Konuralp (author of Wild Flowers of Turkey)
 
November 16
Wes Knapp (North Carolina Natural Heritage Program)
 
December 14
George Armistead (Rockjumper Worldwide Birding Adventures)
 
Chamaedaphne calyculata