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Our Current Newsletter

Spring 2022 Newsletter

NOTE: For future issues, send articles to Kendra Shieber, editor,

Our next meeting will be the summer picnic.

2022 Field Trips and Garden Visits



Please note that field trips usually begin at 10 am at the appointed meeting place, unless otherwise stated in the description. Most trips last approximately 2 hours. If it is a nice day, you might want to bring your lunch. Notify the trip leader if you plan on attending, and please feel free to provide feedback that may enhance our offerings to David Lauer at 610-293-0693 or


 Spring Meeting Saturday March 26, 2022

The Spring Meeting was held on Zoom when the usual Morris Arboretum building was not available. The 'room' opened at 10:00 AM for Zoom troubleshooting and socializing. The business meeting started at 11 AM. Our secretary took good notes and will issue her minutes shortly. 

Rejoice! PBS has given us a direct link to the "Bees" video to make up for the difficulties encountered in viewing it together. Check your email for the link.

Our field trip chair presented several options to visit natural areas or formal gardens. A poll was taken and the top votes will determine our trips for 2022

2022 Flower Show

Volunteer at the flower show this year.  The Fern Society board has agreed to wait another year to exhibit and attract new members. The Flower Show will return to the Convention Center in March 2023.


Dues are $10 a year or $12 for a couple. Click on the Membership tab to the left for the categories of membership and the mailing address of the treasurer. All with an interest in ferns and wildflowers, and educating others at the Flower Show are welcome.

We hold meetings twice a year in late fall and early spring, a summer picnic, and walks through natural areas and noteworthy gardens in between. We often staff an exhibit to reach prosective members and educate visitors with our native plants at the Philadelphia Flower Show and area native plant conferences.     

About Us: Mission

The Delaware Valley Fern & Wildflower Society welcomes people at all levels of knowledge with an interest in learning about and educating ourselves and others about ferns and native plants in their natural habitat.