BSWP Meetings have moved to a different location
September 2014 through June 2015, BSWP meetings will be held in the Ford-Mateer Classroom of Carnegie Museum of Natural History, 4400 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA (Oakland), starting at 7:15 p.m.
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.
Jessica Rohrdanz, Environmental Education Specialist at Point State Park, will present “The Landscape of Point State Park”. Learn more about the native plants beds in Point State Park, including why certain plant species were chosen, and the history of the landscape design for the park. Point State Park is now a part of the Pittsburgh Renaissance Historic District (National Register of Historic Places) due in part to its landscape design as an urban park.
BSWP Field Trips
Saturday, September 20, 2014 10:00, AM
Raccoon Creek Wildflower Reserve
Leader: Shane Miller
Directions: From Pittsburgh, take the Parkway West (I-279 south/ US 22-30) to the Airport Expressway (PA 60). Continue past the Airport exit to Exit 7 (Clinton). At the end of the ramp, turn left and continue 1.1 miles to US 30. Turn right onto US 30 and drive 4.7 miles to the entrance for the Wildflower Reserve, on the right, just over a hill. Meet at 10:00 a.m. in the parking lot.
Members of the Botanical Society of Western PA are invited to participate in a Bioblitz that Dr. Kyle Selcer of Duquesne University has planned in Murrysville’s Duff Park. This informative and educational event, with participation by many specialists and experts, will run from early afternoon on Friday September 26 through early afternoon on Saturday September 27.
For more details about the Bioblitz, go to http://www.duq.edu/duffbioblitz.
SAVE THE DATES!
2014 Pennsylvania Botany Symposium
November 7–8, 2014