Richard T. Gardner, "Non-native Invasive Plants."
Non-native invasive plants are a major problem throughout the world. This presentation will identify major local invasive plants, discuss their biocontrol and bioeradication and finish with new exciting local developments in the field which have the potential to radically change how non-native invaders are dealt with.
7 pm at the north museum: See the newsletter for info about other programs -Newsletter link
Some thoughts abouts plants in Pennsylvania and anywhere else we travel
Including the new home for news and reports of the
Muhlenberg Botanic Club of Lancaster, PA
Pa Plantings Web Web Site Home
including other information about plants
All photographs copyright by Mike Slater unless otherwise noted.
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Nov. 21st Meeting - Local Ecologist to speak about new possibilities in biocontrol of invasive species .
Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Muhlenberg Botanic Society - Thursday October 17: Sam Jones will present, "The Monkey Puzzle Tree: A Story of Survival."
A long-time member and proprietor of the Atlantic Star Nursery in Forest Hill, MD, Sam will speak about the native distribution, cultural requirements, and seed propagation of this tree. His 60 images will provide a description, classification and geological lineage. In addition, he will show images from Chile and eastern N.A.and provide information about Archibald Menzies, the plant explorer.
7:00 pm in our regular meeting place at the North Museum in Lancaster.
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
September 19: 7pm at the North Museum
Members' Night Photos and Plant Exchange.
Bring a show and tell item, old copies of nature magazines, slides, or a digital show to share. A laptop and
digital projector setup will be available. Anyone with film slides to share should let John Wolff know so he can bring a traditional projector.
For the plant exchange, please bring well-potted plants other members might like to adopt. Although our focus is on native plants, others are fine, too. Members who don't have plants to share are welcome—actually encouraged—to take plants home.
We must continue to KEEP THE MEETING ROOM CLEAN, SO PLEASE BRING PLANTS IN FAIRLY CLEAN POTS AND MAKE SURE THERE ARE NO INSECTS ON THEM. If you spill dirt/plants, etc., YOU are responsible for cleaning up the mess. We need to leave the Kinsey room as
clean or cleaner than we found it so we can continue these exchanges.
|Swamp Thistle - Cirsium muticum - Photo by Mike Slater|
Monday, February 4, 2013
Friday, November 16, 2012
Duke University scientists have name a new fern genus after the singer Lady Gaga.
There are nineteen species in the genus Gaga including 2 new species and 17 split off from other genera based on DNA sequencing. Among the reasons the name was selected are the costume Lady Gaga wore at the 2010 Grammys which resembled a fern gametophyte and the fact that one of the identifying DNA sequences in one gene was "gaga" for the base sequence guanine-adenine-guanine-adenine.
Lady Gaga and the fern gametophyte.from http://today.duke.edu/2012/10/gagafern
here is the link to the youtube video of the 2010 Grammy performance with the costume.
Enjoy the ferns and the music!
p.s here is my favorite (biology based no less!) Lady Gaga parody:
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
7:00 pm - 9 pm at the North Museum
the picture of a seed pod or flower remnant and ask the audience
to guess what it is. Then he will follow with a picture of each plant
biology and physical science. For thirty years he taught physical science
and chemistry in the Norristown Area School District. Since retirement
he has driven a school bus and volunteered for Habitat for Humanity
and his local SPCA. He continues to educate children by presenting
lessons on insects and by sharing his collection with schools to enhance
their curricula. Although his interest in wildflowers began about two
decades ago when he began attending botany walks sponsored by
the Perkiomen Watershed Conservancy, it is only in the last five years
that he has seriously photographed the wildflowers of Southeastern PA.