Mid-Atlantic Megalopolis: Understanding Urbanization through Plant Specimens

On the evening of Thursday the 26th of April, beginning at 7:30PM, the Philadelphia Botanical Club will have its monthly meeting, and Tanya Livshultz (of the Academy of Natural Sciences) and Cindy Skema (of the Morris Arboretum) will talk about city plants, in a lecture titled “Mid-Atlantic Megalopolis: Understanding Urbanization through Plant Specimens”.

For more information, see here: http://darwin.ansp.org/hosted/botany_club/meeting.html

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Every Square Foot: Experimenting with Native Plants in the Home Landscape

On the evening of Thursday the 25th of January, beginning at 7:30PM, the Philadelphia Botanical Club will have its monthly meeting, and John Janick, of Good Host Nursery, will talk about botanical landscape design and management, in a lecture titled “Every Square Foot: Experimenting with Native Plants in the Home Landscape”.

For more information, see here: http://darwin.ansp.org/hosted/botany_club/meeting.html

Building a checklist and mapping the flora

On the evening of Thursday the 16th of November, beginning at 7:30PM, the Philadelphia Botanical Club will have its monthly meeting, and Wesley Knapp, of the North Carolina Natural Heritage Program, will talk about botanical studies, including his and his colleagues’ work on the Atlas of the Maryland Flora, in a lecture titled “Building a Checklist and Mapping the Flora, Resetting the Bar for Maryland”.

For more information, see here: http://darwin.ansp.org/hosted/botany_club/meeting.html

About the Atlas – “before this current effort the Flora of Maryland has never been critically vetted despite over 300 years of botanical investigation. This Checklist of the Maryland Flora (Knapp & Naczi submitted) treats 3519 taxa, includes a specimen citation for each entry, and contains fully vetted excluded flora section. The Atlas of the Maryland Flora (www.MarylandPlantAtlas.org) is a collaborative effort among many partners including, but not limited to, the Maryland Biodiversity Project, the University of Maryland, the Smithsonian Institution, and the Maryland Natural Heritage Program to map the flora at the quad scale.”