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Upcoming Field Trips

THURSDAY, APRIL 19, SHENKS FERRY at 10 am. Shenks Ferry is a premier spot for spring wildflowers near Conestoga, southern Lancaster County.

SATURDAY, JUNE 2. FERN WALK with Susan Munch at Monocacy Hill in Douglassville, PA. Susan is a retired botany professor and an expert on ferns and mosses.

The Fern Dell at the Barnes Arboretum

We are cleared for a work day this summer with John Scott and Curator Jacob Thomas on the restored Laura Barnes Fern Dell at the Barnes Arboretum in Merion, PA. We will choose a Thursday morning to convene; friends are welcome. We will transplant plants and clear some ground covers followed by a picnic lunch on the grounds and a tour of the other plant collections in the early afternoon. A good turnout of many hands will make light work.

Latest Newsletter

Our fine Spring 2018 Newsletter by Janet Whitefield is available. Click HERE to read it in color.

Next Meetings

The spring meeting of DVFWS will be held at the Morris Arboretum on Saturday, Mar. 17. at 10 AM. (9:40 for conversation and snacks - tell the gate person you are here to attend the meeting). Jess Slade, our liason to Morris Arboretum and the Natural Lands section leader, will lead a tour of the early spring ephemerals at the Arboretum.

The Summer Meeting will be at Rockland Botanical Garden on Saturday, July 21. Our president John Scott and his wife Margaret will host us and offer tours of the grounds.

Mission

Removal of native plants from the wild is rarely a good idea as the entire community may no longer be unsustainable. Always vette your sources for native plants to insure sustainable collection practices are in place.

The purpose of the Delaware Valley Fern & Wildflower Society shall be to encourage the enjoyment of native Ferns and Wildflowers by cultivating and propagating them in the home and garden; by studying them in their wild habitats, gardens and conservatories; by promoting their conservation and preservation; and by providing a forum for the exchange of information and expertise.

Membership

Rick Reynolds has volunteered to chair the Outreach Committee. This currently involves a set up at plant sales to advertise the Society and get new members. Let Rick know if you can help with pupblicity in newspapers and social media.

We are seeking a Membership Coodinator to sign up prospective members at meetings and to correspond with new members of the Society.

Join us! Renew! Print and mail in the membership form.

 

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