St. Louis Chapter Meeting – July 26, 2017
Our speaker will be Aaron Floden, the new Midwest and Missouri botanist at the Missouri Botanical Garden. Please welcome Aaron to our St. Louis community of botany enthusiasts as he introduces himself and talks about his background and his plans for the Flora of Missouri Project. Time will permit asking questions and to enjoy informal discussion with other members over light refreshments. Please join us at 5:30 pm for dinner with Aaron or at 7:30 pm for the meeting.
Please note that our meeting will be in the City Hall, rather than our usual room in the Community Center. (Directly across the parking lot, closer to Lindbergh Blvd.)
2018 SPRING FIELD TRIP INFORMATION
We’re excited to announce that we’re heading to southern Illinois for the 2018 spring trip, with excursions led by Illinois plant expert, Christopher David Benda, aka the Illinois Botanizer! We hope you can join us on April 27-29, 2018. Keep an eye on this page as details develop, or follow our Facebook Event Page to see the same information in an interactive format.
The trips will be based out of Marion, Illinois, and will take us to a variety of amazing sites including LaRue Pine Hills Research Natural Area, Trail of Tears State Forest, Camp Ondessonk, Bell Smith Springs and Burden Falls in Shawnee National Forest and Cave Creek Glade Nature Preserve. Our Friday evening presentation and Saturday evening board meeting location TBA. Friday evening will feature a presentation by Chris Benda entitled “Natural Areas of Southern Illinois”.
Lodging and Detailed Itinerary: CLICK HERE FOR ALL FIELD TRIP DETAILS!
John A. Logan College Campus Map (Friday and Saturday evening meetings held at the Mees Center on campus)
Field Trip Site Info (click links for more information):
Business meeting will begin at 7:00pm followed by a tour of nearby urban prairie plantings. We will visit the West Plaza Floral Garden and the Asylum Prairie. All are welcome to attend.
Join us for a walking tour of Jerry Smith Farm Park to view the beautiful native flowers in bloom! This will be one of three trips to Jerry Smith this year. We will be observing seasonal changes in the prairie. All are welcome to attend!
Please join us for a picnic and hike at Weston Bend State Park to view Adam and Eve orchids. All are welcome to attend!
Join us for a walking tour of Jerry Smith Farm Park to view the beautiful native flowers in bloom! This will be the second of three trips to Jerry Smith this year. We will be observing seasonal changes in the prairie. All are welcome to attend!
Please join us for an exciting talk from Kunso Kim, the Vice President of Powell Gardens. He will share his vision and plans for growing the Gardens through expanded educational opportunities and new garden initiatives, leveraging assets such as nationally recognized plant collections and world class architecture. Kunso brings nearly 30 years of horticultural management experience to Powell Gardens and most recently led a team who planned and implemented a horticultural master plan for Samsung’s Everland theme park in Yongin, South Korea. Kunso is an engaging and inspiring speaker and his presentation will be mentally engaging. Please plan to attend this event and bring a friend. All are welcome to attend!
Join us for a walking tour of Jerry Smith Farm Park to view the beautiful native flowers in bloom! This will be the third and final trip to Jerry Smith this year. We will be observing seasonal changes in the prairie. All are welcome to attend!