September–October 2013 field trips and upcoming meeting information are listed below and are available here in PDF form. Also see below for additional upcoming workshops and other events of interest.
BSWP Meetings are held on Mondays at
7:15 p.m. at Kresge Theater, Carlow University, 3333 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA (Oakland). Kresge Theater is on the top floor of the Grace Library and is accessed from the upper campus. Place a note on your dashboard saying “Botanical Society Meeting,” or use your parking permit.
If the weather is inclement, a BSWP meeting will cancel if Carlow University cancels classes. To learn if that has happened, call the Carlow Weather Line at 412-578-6677.
Holiday Party and Meeting
December 9, 2013 • 7 p.m.
Carnegie Museum of Natural History
4400 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA (Oakland)
Mark your calendars for the Holiday Party. The Ford-Mateer Classroom is reached through the well-marked “Portal Entry” in the rear parking lot area. Once inside the building, the room is located just beyond the Security desk on the left.
For the Wild Foods Holiday Parry, members and guests bring an assortment of foods made from something found in the wild. Appetizers, cookies, candies, fruits, and berries- a challenge for the most daring and creative. Join us with or without a wild food offering.
This is also Member's Night. After feasting, we'll share our botanical sightings over the year. A member can bring up to 12 slides or digital photos. A digital projector and a slide projector will be available.
Parking: Parking is available in the Museum lot for $5. After 6 p.m., street parking is free. There are spaces on Forbes Avenue opposite the Museum and along Craig Street. Carnegie Mellon’s Morewood parking lot is open to visitor’s after 5 pm. This lot is along Forbes Avenue, about ¼ mile east of Forbes and Craig St. Head east (Forbes is one-way) to the next traffic light – the lot is on the left.
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 : http://www.carnegiemuseums.org/interior.php?pageID=36
BSWP Field Trips
North Park, Irwin Road
Wednesday, January 1, 2014, 1 p.m.
Leader: Richard Nugent: rmnugent at live.com; 412-487-5549
Directions: From PA 8 north of Pittsburgh, travel north about 7 miles from Etna to Wildwood Road. Turn left onto Wildwood Road and travel 3 miles to a major intersection and stoplight in the park at Babcock Boulevard. Turn right onto Babcock Boulevard, continuing a short distance to a parking lot on the left side of Babcock Boulevard, just after the turn for Pearce Mill Road.
Alternatively, travel I-79 north to Exit 73-Wexford. Turn right onto PA 910 and continue 5 miles to Babcock Boulevard. Turn right onto Babcock Blvd and travel 2.7 miles to the parking lot on the right, just before Pearce Mill Road.
For the last ten or so years, we have been enjoying botany and nature on New Year’s Day!
This trip could be canceled due to unsafe driving conditions; to learn if the trip is canceled when weather conditions are uncertain, please call Richard at 412-487-5549 the day of the hike.
Exhibition of Botanical Art and Illustration at Hunt Institute
September 27 – December 19, 2013
The Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation presents its 14th International Exhibition of Botanical Art & Illustration from 27 September to 19 December 2013. The exhibition will include 41 artworks by 41 artists from 10 countries. The Institute established the International series in 1964 with the hope of supporting and encouraging contemporary botanical artists. Every three years, the International series features the works of talented botanical artists from around the world.
exhibition will be on display on the 5th floor of the Hunt Library building at
Carnegie Mellon University and will be open to the public free of charge.
Hours: Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.–noon and 1–5 pm; Sunday, 1–4 pm (except November 24 and November–1 December 28). The exhibition is also open on Saturday, September 28, 1–4 p.m., during Carnegie Mellon University’s Cèilidh Weekend festivities.
Because hours of operation are occasionally subject to change, please call or email before your visit to confirm. For further information, contact the Hunt Institute at 412-268-2434.