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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.
May 12, 2014 • 7:15 p.m.
Our speaker for the evening is Timothy
June 9, 2014 • 7:15 p.m.
Please join us for “The Shifting Paradigm
American ginseng (Panax quinquefolius L.)
BSWP Field Trips
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Leader: Loree Speedy, 724-518-6022 firstname.lastname@example.org
Directions: From Pittsburgh, take I-376 east (Parkway East) to its end at US 22 East (Murrysville). Travel US 22 for 5 miles to a traffic light and Sheetz at School Road. Turn right onto School Road, traveling about 1/8 of a mile, cross the bridge over Turtle Creek, and park in the parking lot on the right.
Leader: Dianne Machesney
Directions: From Pittsburgh take I-79 north to Exit 105. At the end of the ramp turn left on PA 108. Travel east on PA 108 for about 0.7 miles to West Park Road (Dairy Queen on the right). Turn left onto West Park Road (SR 1015) and drive north about 1.8 miles to SR 1020 (you can see some large silos on the right). Turn right on SR 1020 (Miller Road) and drive about 1.7 miles to the small parking lot on the right. (SR 1020 is a winding road and at an almost T intersection, turn right to stay on SR 1020.) If you reach the bridge, you have gone too far. The parking lot is just before you reach the bridge over Wolf Creek.
Saturday, April 26, 2014
Leader: Shane Miller
Spring has finally arrived and with it the long anticipated and spectacular spring wildflowers. Join botanist and park educator Shane Miller for a guided tour of these short-lived beauties. The Wildflower Reserve has one of the most diverse populations of plants in the state. Be prepared for wet trails and moderate hiking.
Sunday, April 27, 2014, all day
Contact Information: Larry Helgerman email@example.com
The event starts at 8:00 a.m. with a bird walk led by Margie Howard. At 10:00 a.m. there will a flower/ecology walk. Fish and steam study will be ongoing throughout the morning. At 12:00 p.m., picnicking is encouraged and there will be food venders. At 1:00 p.m., a butterfly/insect walk take place.
Directions: From Pittsburgh, travel I-79 south to Washington to pick up I-70. Travel I-70 east to Exit 6, Claysville. Take US 40 east to Claysville. In Claysville turn right onto PA 231 south.
Leader: Dianne Machesney
We will walk a nice paved trail that goes along the Allegheny River for about a mile and then turn back. Plan to have lunch at the Foxburg Inn; good food at decent prices and a glass walled dining room overlooking the river. After lunch, we will travel south about 3 miles to the Bear Creek area in the Parker Game Lands. We will walk along the road looking for wildflowers on the banks.
Directions: From Pittsburgh, travel PA 8 N to Butler. In downtown Butler, turn right onto Cunningham Street to pick up PA 68 E. Travel PA 68 east for 1.5 mile to pick up PA 38 N. Continue on PA 38 N for 21 miles to PA 58. Turn right onto PA 58 and continue about 7 miles to the Foxburg Bridge over the Allegheny River. Take first right after the bridge into the parking lot. Go to the far end and park. If using GPS, use the address for the Foxburg Inn, 20 Main Street, Foxburg, PA 16036.
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2014 Pennsylvania Botany Symposium
November 7–8, 2014
Please mark your calendars for the second biennial Pennsylvania Botany Symposium! The PA Botany Symposium Committee is currently working to develop another exciting program. If you would like to be added to their email list for updates on the program, registration or lodging information please go to http://pabotany.org/2014-pa-botany-symposium/. Continue to check the symposium's pabotany.org web page for sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities as more become available.