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


November 7 from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. The New York Botanical Garden Symposium: The Changing Nature of Nature in Cities will explore the concept of novel ecosystems that are the result of urban development, and will ask if these much-maligned accidents of unbridled growth could ultimately mitigate the impacts of environmental change and re-introduce the wonder of nature in cities. The symposium will invite vibrant discussion and feature experts in design, restoration ecology, the humanities, and plant ecology. Register for the symposium here.


November 1 (Application deadline) – The application deadline is approaching for the ACEER Foundation’s James A. Duke Ethnobotanical Fellowship for studies related to ethnobotany and biodiversity conservation in the Peruvian Andes and Amazon. The fellowship “aims to increase opportunities for research in the Andean and Amazonian regions of Peru. This research fellowship opportunity is open to graduate students (masters and doctoral level) from any institution with a demonstrated interest in undertaking ethnobotanical research in the Peruvian Andes/Amazon. Proposed research projects must have a strong link to ethnobotany and biodiversity conservation. Participation from collaborators in Peru in proposed research is encouraged.”

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September 22 (Registration deadline) – Woods in Your Backyard: Taking Action to Create and Enhance Natural Areas on Your Property A program for landowners and homeowners in the Hudson River Estuary watershed offered by the NYSDEC Hudson River Estuary Program and Cornell Cooperative Extension in Millbrook, NY and Kinsgton, NY
Webinars – Wednesday evenings (October 1, 8, and 15) from 7:00 to 8:30 pm
Field trip – Saturday, October 18. Mid-Hudson location TBA


Wednesday, September 24, 9 am–12 pm – Lakeside in Prospect Park, Brooklyn
Join the Prospect Park Alliance to learn about the Alliance’s Natural Resources Crew and their work to introduce and sustain native plant species that benefit the Park’s ecosystem. The tour will be led by Steven DiFalco, the Alliance’s forest ecologist, who will identify invasive species that can disrupt this ecosystem. This tour is limited to 20 people. For more information or to register, please email sdifalco@prospectpark.org


Friday and Saturday, October 2 & 3 Pine Barrens Research Forum.
Brookhaven National Laboratory, Berkner Hall, Upton, NY. The Forum features technical presentations and poster displays on Thursday, and a field trip on Friday. Registration is free, but pre-registration is required: download the brochure with registration form here.