MAY 10-11 (Saturday-Sunday)

Joint Field Meeting of the Torrey Botanical Society, the Philadelphia Botanical Club, the Olive Natural Heritage Society and the Catskill Native Plant Society

This meeting will try to commemorate the collecting trips to the Catskills in the 1740’s-50’s of John and William Bartram, two of America’s first botanists of note. Our first venue (Saturday) will be Diamond Notch in Hunter-West Kill Wilderness Area, Greene County. This second (Sunday) will be a hike at North-South Lake in Greene County, to follow in the footsteps of the Bartrams as they visited the lakes and Kaaterskill Falls on their 1753 trip.  (SPACE LIMITED)

OR JOIN US FOR THE LECTURE, by Joel Fry, Curator of Bartram’s Garden in Philadelphia.

Joel will be in attendance and giving a talk titled “Flowers on the Frontier.”  The lecture will detail the Bartram’s travels in the Catskills and elsewhere and will take place at the Mountain Top Historical Society’s campus in Haines Falls, in the restored Haines Falls Train Station at 7:00PM Saturday evening.

Please email catskillnatives@gmail.com for more information.

Bartrams in the Catskills