Whitaker Mill

Philadelphia’s landscape includes the historic threads of a densely sewn tapestry of industry and manufacturing, woven in and among the streams and waterways that wind through, and at times beneath, our city. One particularly sturdy length of fabric was the Whitaker Mill, of which you can read more about here:

http://ttfwatershed.org/2015/07/21/old-whitaker-mill-articles-artifacts-along-the-tacony-creek/

That area is right nearby to Cedar Grove.

Weeds Under your Car: Island Biogeography of Parking Lots

On the evening of Thursday the 28th of May, beginning at 7:30PM, the Philadelphia Botanical Club will have its monthly meeting, and Lena Struwe of Rutgers University will talk about local plants in a lecture titled “Weeds Under your Car: Island Biogeography of Parking Lots”.

And at 4 PM that day, Professor Struwe will be leading a field trip focused on urban weeds, meeting at the 19th Street entrance of the Academy (19th and Cherry Streets), and proceeding from there to a nearby parking lot.

Here is a link, relevant to her presentation, to succinct field guides to weedy plants, from Professor Struwe and her associates: http://4weeds.blogspot.com/2015/04/new-fieldguides-are-out.html

For more information on the lecture and the excursion and the meeting, see here: http://darwin.ansp.org/hosted/botany_club/meeting.html

Buzz around the blossoms: the beauty, importance and wonder of New Jersey’s native bees.

On the evening of Thursday the 26th of March, beginning at 7:30PM, the Philadelphia Botanical Club will have its monthly meeting, and Dan Cariveau of Rutgers University will talk about pollinators, in a lecture titled “Buzz around the blossoms: the beauty, importance and wonder of New Jersey’s native bees”.

For more information, see here:

http://darwin.ansp.org/hosted/botany_club/meeting.html