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Delhaas Woods: A Botanical Gem (trip) (Class is Full)
Janet Novak
Past President, Philadelphia Botanical Club
Co-Sponsored by the Philadelphia Botanical Club, www.ansp.org/hosted/botany_club

Delhaas Woods is a surprising botanical gem, located in southern Bucks County. This site is probably Pennsylvania's most intact area of coastal plain, a low-lying region with sandy or gravely, acidic soils. As such, Delhaas Woods is a refuge for numerous plants that are endangered or threatened in the state. We will see a bog and a wet meadow, where we can expect to see dozens of soapwort gentians in bloom, as well as numerous other fall flowers. We will also see coastal-plain forest with characteristic trees (such as willow oak, sour gum, and sweet gum) and shrubs (such as sweet pepperbush, winterberry, and fetterbush). The trip will involve around two miles of walking on flat ground with good trails. In the wet meadow, you will have the option of staying dry on the trail or walking onto soggy ground to get a closer look at the plants, so choose your footwear accordingly. We will leave from the Arboretum. Park in the meadow to the left of the entrance kiosk. Bring your lunch and something to drink.

Saturday, September 24
9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Single class scheduled on 9/24/2016 at 9:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $75.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $80.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $75.00 ea.

Lichens: A New Look at Neglected Natives
James Lendemer
Assistant Curator, Institute of Systematic Botany, New York Botanical Garden

Everyone has seen a lichen, even if they didn't know what it was. In fact, lichens are impossible to ignore–they are important fungi that form colorful and visually striking displays from the highest mountains to the driest deserts. More than 17,000 lichen species are found worldwide, more than 600 occur in Pennsylvania, and while all of them are native, the futures for many are threatened. How could so many native species have been overlooked? What does this mean for our forests and our society? Should we try to bring them back? For more than a decade, James has traveled in North America and abroad to document Earth's neglected biodiversity and understand how our actions may impact important, but overlooked, species such as lichens.

Sunday, October 23
1 - 3 p.m.
Single class scheduled on 10/23/2016 at 1:00PM
 
Attendees: 1 $25.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $30.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $25.00 ea.

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