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Wednesday, May 4, 2016

May 2016 Meeting of the Muhlenberg Botanic Club

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.

FIELD TRIP: Saturday May 7, 2016

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.