BSWP meetings are now held in the Ford-Mateer Classroom of Carnegie Museum of Natural History, 4400 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA (Oakland), starting at 7:15 p.m. Our monthly meetings will resume September 14, 2015.
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 $5, there are metered spaces on Forbes Avenue opposite the Museum. 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.
December 14, 2015 Meeting
7:00 p.m. HOLIDAY PARTY at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History
Ford-Mateer Classroom of 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 Party, 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 digital photos. A digital projector will be available. If you have slides, a slide projector can readily be made available, but please first call Bonnie Isaac at
Parking: Parking is available in the Museum lot for $6. After 6 pm, street parking is free. There are spaces on Forbes Avenue opposite the Museum and along Craig Street.
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
New Year’s Day Field Trip
Friday, January 1, 2016, 1:00 p.m.
North Park, Irwin Road, Allegheny County
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 Blvd. Turn right onto Babcock Blvd., continuing a short distance to a parking lot on the left side of Babcock Blvd., 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 Blvd. 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.