Post by jerrytheplater on Oct 7, 2017 19:34:59 GMT -5
For all of us and especially for those of you that are Botany students, you may be interested in the Philadelphia Botanical Club. www.philbotclub.org They held their first meeting Dec. 1, 1891!
They publish a Journal called "Bartonia" www.philbotclub.org/bartonia.html At that link, you will be able to see another link to access the entire set of back issues free!!! That is rare for journals today. Many thanks to them.
They go on field trips, and have been to the Pine Barrens more than a few times. www.philbotclub.org/field_trips.html I went on one trip when they went to the Ramapo Mountains in NJ. It was in late summer and the trip description said they might see blooming Utricularia. I had never seen the plant wild before. I was not disappointed. Most of the people that went on the trip were collecting plant specimens for their private Herbariums. The trip leader was a Botanist and he had the needed permits to collect plants in state and county parks. Under his supervision all attendees could collect whatever they wanted.
I don't know if the permit allows collection of living plants for cultivation or not. Didn't think to ask. I was on only one trip. I was not a member either and was still allowed to join in.
Edit: I just checked all of the links I posted and none of them work. Don't know why, they are correct. You will have to search for Philadelphia Botanical Club yourself. Its worth looking at.
Last Edit: Oct 11, 2017 22:36:18 GMT -5 by jerrytheplater: Trying to fix links.
Links have a non-printing character at the end that is causing the problem. Delete that and it works. Thanks--will have to look into this! At the Jersey Shore Aquarium Society meeting this past Monday, Chris Metta spoke about fish collecting in the Pine Barrens, and he had pictures of some lovely pitchers and sun dews in addition to the bladderworts.