Osmunda cinnamomea Delaware Valley Fern & Wildflower SocietyStewartia

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Next Meeting

On SATURDAY, JULY 21 The Summer Picnic and plant exchange was at the home of our president John Scott and his wife Margaret. Before the rain, we toured gardens of conifers and ferns nearest the house, then enjoyed our indoor picnic.

Next Field Trip

SATURDAY, AUGUST 18 Perkiomen Trail at Hollywood Drive, at 9:30 am. After Link Davis's fascinating tour of identifying winter plants, we decided that we would like to return to the same spot and see the plants in their summer glory. Go to www.dvfws.org and see the trip report in the Feb.‘18 newsletter, page 7. Walking is about a mile along a mostly wooded, level trail and adjacent fields near the creek. Perkiomen Watershed Conservancy members will be joining us. Lunch will follow at the home of Whitefields, 10 minutes from the trail. (Note that this is a half hour earlier than our usual start time.)



The fine Summer Newsletter by Janet Whitefield is available HERE.

Barnes Arboretum Volunteer Day

Work Outing - We will enjoy a work morning with John Scott and Curator Jacob Thomas in the restored Laura Barnes Fern Dell at the Barnes Arboretum in Merion, PA. On a Thursday morning we will convene at the Barnes Arboretum to transplant plants, clear ground covers and enjoy a picnic lunch on the grounds. After lunch we will tour the other plant collections in the early afternoon.


Removal of native plants from the wild is risky, as the entire community may slowly or suddenly decline in viablility. 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.


Rick Reynolds is chairing the Outreach Committee and will set up a membership table at various 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.