Other Items of Interest

Sunday June 7- Thursday June 11, 2015

2015 Joint Field Meeting of the Botanical Society of America, Northeastern Section Torrey Botanical Society & Philadelphia Botanical Club

The 2015 Joint Field Meeting will take place at the Bruce Peninsula, Ontario, Canada. The basic fee will be $450 per person for meals, room and a chartered boat to Flower Pot Island.

Accommodations will be at the lovely Evergreen Resort, one of the long standing “family” lodges located along the Lake Huron shoreline at the base of the Bruce Peninsula. The narrow Bruce Peninsula is a continuation of the Niagara Escarpment; dolomitic limestone capping rock separates the calm sandy shores of Lake Huron from the rugged cliffs above Georgian Bay. Above these sharp cliffs lie flat dry plains called alvars, where unusual plants cope with harsh conditions. Nearby in depressions are calcareous fens, and boreal forests of balsam fir, cedar and birch. The diversity of orchids and unique habitat-specialist plants is remarkable. We are planning on visiting three fascinating areas. An excellent set of speakers and field trip leaders is lined up with the help of Peter Middleton of the Owen Sound Field Naturalists.

Location: Evergreen Resort, 139 Resort Road, Red Bay, South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario, Canada


For additional information contact:

Loree Speedy: loreespeedy@gmail.com  or 724-518-6022


JSTOR discount for Torrey Members

Torrey Members are eligible for  50% discount for JPASS.

The link for 2015 is http://jpass.jstor.org/?soc=TBS3&mc=7UgEV3GVXC

For any questions, please reach out to: Sarah Kim, Manager of Marketing & Communications, ITHAKA | JSTOR, (212) 358-6470


Native Plant SummitCurrent Status, Conservation, and Outlook for Plants of the Northeast

Friday, September 18, 2015; 9 a.m.–3 p.m., The New York Botanical Garden, Ross Lecture Hall

The Northeastern U.S. hosts a rich diversity of native plants, many of which play essential roles for humans and the environment. Alarmingly, a number of these species are declining, often becoming imperiled as a result. For example, New York State considers one-quarter of its native plant species to be of conservation concern. Despite these problems, no comprehensive or integrated program exists to study trends in the status of native plants across the region. This symposium will address our dearth of knowledge by bringing together experts and interested members of the public to present and discuss the state of the area’s plant species, plot the best course forward, and highlight ways in which everyone can make a difference for native plants in the Northeast.

Registration Fees
Non NYBG Member $35/NYBG Member $30 (includes box lunch)
Non NYBG Member $25/NYBG Member $20 (lunch not included)


The New York Botanical Garden will be hosting the Lower Hudson Partnership for Regional Invasive Species Management’s “Invasive Species Summit: Challenges, Strategies, and Perspectives” on November 6, 2015 10am to 4pm. Featuring a keynote presentation from Dr. Daniel Simberloff, University of Tennessee.

The Invasive Species Summit will have a morning plenary session and afternoon concurrent workshops that will focus on themes around the Lower Hudson PRISM’s strategic plan goals of Conserving Biodiversity, Strategic Invasive Species Management and Restoration Practice, Current and Emerging Threats, and Education and Outreach. This is a CALL FOR PROPOSALS asking all interested colleagues to submit an application to present your work in one of the afternoon workshops. Please view the Presentation Application Here and Apply by May 29, 2015.