Winter Meeting: Saturday, February  17, 2007 10 am

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2007 Field Trip Schedule



PLACE: Shenk's Ferry, Lancaster County, PA

TIME:  10 am in the parking lot of the Conestoga Wagon Restaurant.

TRIP COORDINATOR AND LEADER:  Jack Schieber, Tel: 215-357-3720

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TRIP CONDITIONS: Relatively easy walking under dry conditions. Individual participants can determine how far they wish to walk. 

 SATURDAY, MAY 5, 2007


PLACE:  Mt. Cuba Center, Greenville, DE

TIME: 10 am sharp

ADMISSION: $5 per person, limit 20 people.

TRIP COORDINATOR:  Donna Wilhelm, Tel: 215-843-7987

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Mt. Cuba will provide guides.


This is repeat visit to this 630 acre estate dedicated to the preservation of our most beautiful native Piedmont plants. Over the years a series of naturalistic woodland wildflower gardens have been created. May has the greatest number of blooming wildflowers, including 17 species of trilliums. This is truly a wonderful time to visit.


DIRECTIONS: From Philadelphia go south on I-95 and in Wilmington exit at “Delaware Ave; Route 52 North.” Stay in the far right and then turn right at first light. Immediately get in the left lane and bear to the left as the road divides. You are now on Pennsylvania Ave. (Route 52 North). Go about 5 miles and exit right on ramp to Rt. 141 south.


At the first traffic light turn right onto Center Road / Barley Mill Road. Turn right at the “T” onto Center Road, which will eventually become Barley Mill Road and go 3.9 miles from that light. The entrance to the estate is on the right and marked only by white painted rocks. Proceed up the main drive and turn into the parking area at the fourth lturnoff for guest parking. Do not drive into the forecourt in front of the main residence.


Please notify Donna Wilhelm  if you plan to attend (we have reservations for the 20 who call first) and if you want to join us for lunch afterward at nearby Buckley's Tavern in Centreville, DE, where we need to reserve tables for our group.


Trip Conditions: Easy walking over grassy paths with a few steps.


JULY:  Week of July 8 -

PLACE: Blacksburg and Mountain Lake, Virginia

COORDINATORS:  Chip Morgan 434-325-7606 & Jack Schieber 215-357-3720


This planning is still tentative but we want get the word out and onto your calendar.  We’ve been down to Virginia and West Virginia before but there’s always more to see.  Who remembers years ago when we stayed at Lost River State Park and spent hours with Dutch Huttleston looking for  Forked Spleenwort, Asplenium septentrionale, which he had found before. We never found it but we saw lots and had a wonderful time.  This time we are consulting with other local experts so we will be seeing new areas and it will be different again.


Let us know if you plan to come, even if you’re not certain, so that we can better work out the logistics.



PLACE: Members' Gardens —  John DeMerrais (Pittstown, NJ) and Jack Schieber (Holland, PA) with optional tour of               Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve, New Hope, PA.  DeMarrais Tel: 908-735-5503; Schieber Tel: 215-357-3720,                     Email: < >


SEPTEMBER 29, 2007  rain date OCT. 6

PLACE:  White Lake Nature Preserve, Hardwick (Warren County), NJ

LEADER:  Janet Novack;   COORDINATOR:  Otto Heck, Tel:  908-996-2598



PLACE:  Nescopeck Nature Preserve, Berwick PA

CORDINATOR AND LEADER:  John Scott, Tel: 610-682-2809

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Fall Meeting: Saturday, November 17, 2007, 10:00 am.

Speaker: Dr. Janet Morrison,

            Biology Department: The College of New Jersey.

Topic: The Impact of Invasive Species on Native Plants.

Place: Horticultural Hall, Fairmount Park, Philadelphia, PA

After the presentation there will be a short business meeting to finalize plans for the flower show and upcoming field trips. Bring along a sandwich. We will provide beverages and deserts.