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Joint Field Meeting 2012

  • 06/10/2012
  • 06/14/2012
  • Slippery Rock University, PA

Sponsoring Organizations: Botanical Society of America, Northeast Section; Torrey Botanical Society; Philadelphia Botanical Club

The 2012 Field Meeting will explore the botany of Western Pennsylvania near the Ohio border. We will be staying at Slippery Rock University. The program will include the usual three days of field trips and evening lectures.

Accommodations will be in dormitory rooms mostly arranged in a variety of suites with two beds per bath, microwaves and refrig in each room. Linens will be extra or bring your own. The same rooms can be equipped as VP rooms with linens, TV, coffeemaker, alarm clock, ironing board and popcorn (!) for a higher price. See registration form for prices. Day-trippers are welcome but please contact us for price details.

Field trips by air-conditioned school buses will include Presque Isle State Park where there is one of the best preserved wetlands in Pennslylvania, sand dunes and dry sand plains along with shoreline on Lake Erie to sub-climax forest systems. It is also considered a birding paradise. Another trip will be Jennings State Park Environmental Education Center, a unique 300-acre prairie and forest ecosystem including a variety of prairie plants. Plans for the third day are incomplete.

Leaders will include Dr. James K. Bissell, curator of botany and director of conservation at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History and Steve Grund, botanist for the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy.

More Information: Contact Nan Williams, 413-339-5598 or E-mail:

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