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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
Bombus pennsylvanicus (American Bumble bee) approaching an Indian Paintbrush (Castilleja indivisa) Grayson County Texas, October 2014

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Muhlenberg Bulletin for September 2015 is online

The September 2015 Muhlenberg Bulletin is up online listing the upcoming meetings and There are no field trips scheduled for this Fall. If you have suggestions and/or would like to lead a field trip please contact Joan King or Mike Slater.



 The next meeting is

 Thursday, September 17: 

Member’s meeting and plant exchange.
Bring slides or other photos to share, as well as copies of old magazines, and, of course, plants to exchange. Although the focus is on native plants, others are also welcome. Take home more than you brought! New members are always encouraged to help themselves, whether or not they have brought any plants. Remember that we need to keep the Kinsey Room neat and tidy so we will be welcome in the future.

  • Note: Our Meetings are held at 7:00 on the third Thursday of the month in the Fred Kinsey Room, North Museum. Enter through the back door in the parking lot; knock loudly, or ring the bell if the door is locked. Meetings are open to the public, so feel free to invite guests!

Monday, February 2, 2015

The January 2015 Edition of the Muhlenberg Bulletin is up on line.
The program at the first Meeting of the year will be


Thursday, February 19
 “Succession vs. Invasion.” by Professor Kathryn Flinn,

Prof. Flinn is a visiting Assistant Professor of Biology at F&M. She will speak about the possibility that succession may reduce diversity more than invasion. She will concentrate on plant diversity and composition patterns in serpentine savannas and woodlands in the State Line serpentine barrens of southeast Pennsylvania. 
New Texas Serpentine Barrens, photo by Mike Slater


 Meetings are held at 7:00 on the third Thursday of the month
 in the Fred Kinsey Room, North Museum. 
Enter through the back door in the parking lot; 
knock loudly, or ring the bell if the door is locked.
 Meetings are open to the public, so feel free to invite guests!