Botanical Society of Western Pennsylvania

BSWP Meetings

The Society meets monthly from September through June on every second Monday of the month at 7:15 p.m. See directions, below.

September 9, 2019 Meeting • 7:15 p.m.

Speaker info to come.

Directions to Ford Mateer Classroom of the Carnegie Museum of Natural History:

The entrance to the parking lot, which is gated, is just past the Museum at the intersection of Forbes and Craig Street. The Ford-Mateer Classroom is reached through the Portal Entry in the rear parking lot area. Once inside the building, the room is located just beyond the Security desk on the left. In addition to the Museum parking lot, which costs $6, there are metered spaces on Forbes Avenue opposite the Museum and along Craig Street that are free after 6 p.m. From there you will cross the street and walk through the right side of the gates to the parking lot. Continue on the sidewalk to the rear of the building where you will see the sign for “Portal Entry” ahead. 

If you do not park in the Museum’s lot, from Forbes Avenue, walk along the right side of the parking toll gates to the parking lot. Continue on the sidewalk to the rear of the building where you will see the sign for "Portal Entry" ahead. 

Directions to the Carnegie Museum

BSWP Field Trips

Registration for Botanical Society field trips is not required. Everyone is welcome, including non-members. Trips last 3 to 4 hours but one can leave at any time. For questions, call the field trip leader or Loree Speedy at 724-872-5232/home; 724-518-6022/cell or

All members are invited to provide their e-mail addresses to receive information and periodic updates of additional field trips scheduled throughout the year. Please send an e-mail to if you are not on the list.

Other Special Events

Natural Areas Conference
October 8-10, 2019 • Pittsburgh, PA

Registration is now open! Early Bird rates available until Aug 1. Practitioner scholarship applications are open.

This event offers natural areas professionals access to new research, valuable training and important connections with other professionals in conservation-related fields.

The conference program features symposia, sessions, posters and preconference and ID Workshops. Symposia include: Protecting and Managing Conservation Lands and Waters for Climate Resilience, Communication and Management of Emerging Forest Pests and Pathogens, Native Plant Conservation Initiatives, Managing Urban Natural Areas, and Priority Wetland Restoration.

Field Workshops are planned to some of the most biodiverse spots in PA, with rafting, canoeing and tours of Fallingwater. Sponsorship and Exhibitor opportunities available.

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