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Muhlenberg Botanic Club of Lancaster, PA
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All photographs copyright by Mike Slater unless otherwise noted.
Sunday, September 11, 2016
Upcoming Meeting of the Muhlenberg Botanic Club WILL BE OUR LAST ONE EVER unless volunteers step forward now!
Wednesday, May 4, 2016
OUR MAY MEETING - May 19th at 7 pm at the North Museum.
Our last regular meeting of the spring includes our spring plant exchange and members sharing of all things of botanical interest. Bring pictures to share or anything else of botanical interest. Also bring plants, native or not*, to share and exchange with others. There are always lots of extras for people to take home for people who don't have any to bring at this time. Everyone goes home with some good plants if they want some!
* but please don't bring any plants that are known or suspected to be problems as invasives. If you are in doubt please email Mike Slater for clarification.
Walnut Run Area. 10:00 am- Leader Tim Draude
Meet at the Game Commission Parking lot on the South side of US 322 3.5 miles west of the inter section with Rte 501 at Brickerville. Many interesting and beautiful wildflowers like yellow lady slippers grow in the areas with rich circum-neutral soils derived from the diabase bedrock in some areas and while pink lady slippers grow only in the acid sandy soils. Having both types near each other is interesting. Many other good plants grow there as well. Hiking conditions are pretty easy except the one stream crossing can be challenging, at least with dry feet.
Tuesday, April 12, 2016
April 21016 Muhlenberg Botanic Club Meeting -7:00 pm at the North Museum in Lancaster
Many of the plants from the mountains and a high plateau that I visited in Ecuador are very tropical in appearance, but because of the altitude and and cooler temperatures, others are more similar to members of the flora of western North America. Especially among the herbaceous plants and smaller woody plants there are interesting similarities and differences when they are compared to our plants. More info about the Trip Dr. Munch was on at the Ceiba Nature Tours Web Site.
Sunday, February 14, 2016
20 Greythorne Rd.
Lancaster, Pa. 17603-7403
Friday, October 2, 2015
October 15th Meeting, "Pollination: a many faceted and variable relationship between plants and animals."
by Mike Slater (Muhlenberg Club V.P.)
Mike will present a program about pollination. Using his own pictures and video clips to illustrate various aspects of the relationship between plants and animals focusing on some unusual and unexpected mechanisms.
Bombus pennsylvanicus (American Bumble bee) approaching an Indian Paintbrush (Castilleja indivisa) Grayson County Texas, October 2014