Wild life and field botany

On the evening of Thursday the 25th of February, beginning at 7:30PM, the Philadelphia Botanical Club will have its monthly meeting, and Mike McGraw will talk about his work in wildlife biology and its intersections with the plant world, in a lecture titled “A Wildlife Biologist’s Guide to Field Botany in the Northeast”.

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

Botanical Club meetings are open to the public.

Bayard Long

 

On the evening of Thursday the 28th of January, beginning at 7:30PM, the Philadelphia Botanical Club will have its monthly meeting, and Gerry Moore, of the USDA Plants Database, will talk about Bayard Long, in a lecture titled “An overview of the contributions of Bayard Long, curator of the Academy of Natural Sciences’ herbarium (PH) from 1910 to 1969”.

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

The city is an ecosystem

Cities aren’t like ecosystems, they are ecosystems – their histories, their present states, and their future trajectories are all shaped by fundamental ecological principles, and therefore, understanding what was here before, what is here now, and what will be here tomorrow and beyond requires an understanding of how urban ecology works:

https://www.bostonglobe.com/ideas/2014/11/07/the-city-ecosystem-pipes-and-all/HjLVemBs9nPiuE53PjPSLK/story.html

Centennial of the Introduction of the Japanese Beetle into North America near Philadelphia

Ken Frank, author of the new book, “Ecology of Center City, Philadelphia” (available from Fitler Square Press: http://fitlersquarepress.com/ecology-of-center-city-philadelphia/ ) will be giving a talk on Wednesday the 2nd of December, at the Academy of Natural Sciences, to the American Entomological Society, on the “Centennial of the Introduction of the Japanese Beetle into North America near Philadelphia“; this event will begin at 7PM.

For more information, see here:

http://darwin.ansp.org/hosted/aes/mtgSched.htm

Witmer Stone

On the evening of Thursday the 19th of November, beginning at 7:30PM, the Philadelphia Botanical Club will have its monthly meeting, and Scott McConnell, author of Witmer Stone: The Fascination of Nature, will talk about the subject of that book, in a lecture titled “Witmer Stone: The Fascination of Nature”.

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