December 4 (Sunday) at 10:00 AM: Winter Botany at the Franklin Parker Preserve, Burlington County, NJ
Winter botany is always a pleasure in New Jersey's pinelands, since this area has many plants with distinctive winter appearance. The Franklin Parker Preserve offers a good range of habitats: uplands, ponds, bogs, and cedar swamps. We can expect to see characteristic pineland plants, as well as some rare plants. The trip will finish at approximately 1:30 PM, with the option of staying out longer is the weather is nice. Heavy rain or snow (in the forecast or on the ground) may cancel the trip; any cancellation will be posted on the Botanical Club's field trip page by 7 AM on the day of the trip. Click here to view cancellation notice.
Meeting site: Franklin Parker Preserve Chatsworth Lake Entrance (Route 532)
Directions: From Philadelphia: Take Route 70 to the Route 70/Route 206 circle (Red Lion Circle). Take Route 206 South approximately 2.8 miles to Medford Lakes-Tabernacle Road (CR-532) and TURN LEFT. Continue on CR-532 East through Tabernacle and toward Chatsworth for approximately 10.5 miles. Prior to a left-handed bend in the road (and your first glimpse of Chatsworth Lake), TURN RIGHT on to a sand road.
Leaders: Russ Juelg; Janet Novak, firstname.lastname@example.org or 215-534-6700 (cell) Heavy rain or snow (in the forecast or on the ground) may cancel the trip; any cancellation will be posted on the Botanical Club's field trip page by 7 AM on the day of the trip. Click here to view cancellation notice.
Turnout was heavy as Mike Slater presented a talk on Pollinators, Plants and Animals: Cooperation or Competition? His slides were gorgeous and contained never before seen images of pollinators in action and more. Mike is the newly elected president of the Entomological Society of Pennsylvania and the current president of the Baird Ornothological Society.
One way to make the most of DVFWS is to become an officer. Elections will be held at our early spring meeting and we need members to volunteer to guide the organization. Give some thought as to how you can become involved, by either leading meetings, field trips, or setting up displays at various plant programs. There are also the behind the scene support activities that you may be great at doing. It doesn’t happen without you.
Trip reports by Barbara and Bob Gallagher on the Valmont Bog, and by David Lauer on the Whittingham Wildlife Management Area.
The purpose of the Delaware Valley Fern & Wildflower Society shall be to encourage the enjoyment of native Ferns and Wildflowers by cultivating and propagating them in the home and garden; by studying them in their wild habitats, gardens and conservatories; by promoting their conservation and preservation; and by providing a forum for the exchange of information and expertise.
Membership in the DVFWS is open to anyone who is interested in native ferns and wildflowers and is willing to support the society. Three general membership meetings are held each year and many field trips are scheduled each weekend to areas rich in botanical interest. Membership is available for individuals or for a household for one year or three years. For additional information contact any of the officers.
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