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 10, 2018 • 7:15 p.m.
Speaker: Dr. Ryan Lutz, Assistant Professor of Water Resources at Chatham University. 


October 8, 2018 • 7:15 p.m.
Member Adam Haritan's presentation: Pennsylvania's oak trees and acorns (including how to process and eat the acorns).


November 12, 2018 • 7:15 p.m.

Dr. Mason Heberling. Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Carnegie Museum of Natural History.

Mason and society president Bonnie Isaac will receive funding from the National Science Foundation to digitize the CMNH herbarium, beginning later this summer. This includes imaging and georeferencing all Mid-Atlantic specimens, in a broader research theme of urbanization and ecology in cities. This means there will be plenty of opportunities for interested volunteers to engage in this project— putting barcodes on specimens, phenology scoring, and/or georeferencing, for instance.  Mason will give an overview of the project to Botanical Society members.


December 10, 2018 • 7:15 p.m.

Annual Wild Foods holiday party and member presentations of 2018 photos.

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 
http://www.carnegiemuseums.org/interior.php?pageID=36

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 loreespeedy@gmail.com.

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 botsocwpa@gmail.com if you are not on the list.


BSWP Scheduled Field Trips
 

Details Coming Soon

  • July 21, 2018: Duff Park from the new entrance, Murrysville, Westmoreland County
  • July 28, 2018: Celebrate the Bloom at Jennings Prairie, Jennings Environmental Center, Butler County


Special Events


Fourth Biennial PA Botany Symposium

November 2–3, 2018
Penn Stater Hotel & Conference Center
State College, PA

pabotany.org/2018-pa-botany-symposium-november-2-3/