Meeting March 14, 2019

Bonnie Isaac.will present Herbarium Happenings. Bonnie Isaac, a Pennsylvania native, is the Collection Manager of Botany at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History in Pittsburgh. She has been employed by the museum since 1989. Bonnie received her Bachelors & Masters degrees in Biological Sciences with emphasis in Plant Sciences from Youngstown State University in Youngstown, Ohio and an International Diploma in Herbarium Techniques, from the Kew Royal Botanical Garden in Kew, England. Bonnie serves on the Pennsylvania Botany Symposium Committee, the Pennsylvania Vascular Plant Technical Committee of the Pennsylvania Biological Survey, and as President of the Botanical Society of Western Pennsylvania. When not botanizing, Bonnie enjoys hunting, traveling, gardening and snorkeling.
Meeting begins at 7:30 pm. -program at 8:00 p.m. Arrive at 7:00 for our Social. Free and open to the public.

Sad news

Longtime member, Joel Platt, passed away Friday, June 23, 2017. He attended many of our meetings and outings.  He was our Refreshment Chair – making sure the water was hot for coffee/tea by the time members arrived and keeping our inventory bin stocked. He was a kind and intelligent man, who will be missed by all.

Joel’s obituary may be found at http://www.schugar.com/obituaries?id=1382

Sad News

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It is with deep sorrow that the Wissahickon Nature Club announces the death, on Friday June 17, 2016,  of our Past President, Chuck Tague. View the obituary from the Daytona Beach News:  http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/news-journalonline/obituary.aspx?n=charles-r-tague-chuck&pid=180427639

Sympathy cards may be mailed to his wife, Joan, at their home address:

22 Creek Bluff Way, Ormand Beach, FL 32174

 

New Club Year

duesduesduesRemember, our club year starts in September and runs to the end of August. Dues for the 2014/2015 year are being accepted now.  Please bring your check to a meeting or mail to our Treasurer at 105 Lindley Lane, Pittsburgh, PA 15237.  Checks should be made payable to:  Wissahickon Nature Club.  $7 for an individual or $10 for a family.wine cheese3.

Our kick-off meeting on September 4th will be a wine and cheese reception . The club will provide the wine. Members will kindly bring hors d’oeuvres or cheese rather than desserts. Please leave a reply below to RSVP so we know how much wine to purchase.

Sad News

Esther Allen, teaching at Wissahickon Nature Club

Esther Allen, teaching at Wissahickon Nature Club

It is with deep sorrow that the Wissahickon Nature Club announces the death, on Friday June 27, 2011, of our beloved friend and founder, Esther Allen.

Esther helped found the Wissahickon Nature Club in 1942 and taught at every meeting through her exhibits.

Read a tribute to Esther on Kate St. John’s blog Outside My Window: We Miss Her Already.