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Joint Field Meeting in Lancaster Co, PA

  • 05/20/2018
  • 5:00 PM
  • 05/24/2018
  • 12:00 PM
  • Millersville University, Millersville, PA

Each year the Botanical Society of America, the Torrey Botanical Society and the Philadelphia Botanical Club sponsor a joint field meeting in northeastern US. This year the meeting will take place at Millersville University, Millersville, PA. Lancaster County is famed for its rich limestone habitats, including Shenk's Ferry, which has one of the best wildflower displays in the northeast. Nearby is a concentration of serpentine sites, with numerous plant and animals that specialize on serpentine soils.

Field trips will include serpentine barrens near the PA/MD border, Shenks Ferry, Susquehanna Lock 12 area, Lancaster Co Central Park, Middle Creek, and Walnut Run, and a tour of the Millersville U herbarium led by Christopher Hardy.

Evening speakers wll be Roger Latham (Serpentine Barrens), Mike Slater (Pollination), Tim Draude (Prairies of Adams Co, OH), and Joel Fry (John Bartram).

Housing will be in a Millersville U dormitory. (Private rooms and bathrooms.)

Meals cafeteria style, with box lunches provided.

Cost is $310 including meals and lodging. There are options to register without meals and/or lodging.

Registration form with additional details may be downloaded from the website of the Philadelphia Botanical Club.

For more information:
Contact Link Davis,

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