February 16th - Tri State
Chapter Annual Meeting. 7:00 P.M. Enslow Park Presbyterian
Church. Come to help set the field trip agenda for 2012. All
suggestions as to
locations and/or projects are welcome. Contact Helen Gibbins 304-736-3287 for directions and information.
March 3rd - Lichen and Moss
Workshop. Dr. Sue
Studlar of West Virginia University (botany) will host a
workshop on bryophytes and lichens. Complete information
is available in the Dec. 2011 Newsletter.
March 24th - Greenbottom
Wildlife Management Area. Meet at the parking
lot near the boardwalk at 10 AM. Directions - GWMA is
located east of Huntington on Rd. 2.
April 7th - A Visit to Cotton
Hill, WV. Directions:
meet at 10 AM at the junction of US highway 60 and WV 16,
called Chimney Corner, located near Hawks Nest State Park. The
group will convene at the Country Store at 10 A.M.. The
Country Store has two buildings, the larger of the two has a
large parking lot, there are no other structures at Chimney
Corner so it is easy to find. The Cotton Hill area offers a
rich riparian habitat in a flood plain of the lower New River
Gorge. Many of the plant species in the area have migrated
from the river’s origin in the south. Rocky, sandstone
outcroppings also provide dry upland habitats for unusual
plant communities. Remember to bring water, a lunch and sun
screen as well as good walking footwear. Following the field
experience a board meeting will be held. All are welcome to
April 28 - East Lynn
Lake. Meet at the Wildlife Management Area Marina at
11:30 AM. Directions – Exit I-64 at 5th Street Road, Exit 8.
Take 152 S to Wayne. Take Rt. 37 E. to East Lynn Lake.
May 10th -13th WV
Wilflower Pilgrimage. Remember the Wildflower
Pilgrimage at Blackwater Falls State Park.
June 23rd- Parkersburg Library
Native Plant Garden. Edison School
Arboretum and McDonough Refuge sites. Board meeting will
July 28 - Barboursville
Recreational Park. 8 AM. Look at the flowers
along the railroad tracks. Directions to the park: Enter
Barboursville on Farmdale Road. Cross the river and drive to
the second stop light. Turn right on to Central Avenue. Drive
to Greenwood Way (dead-end) Turn Left. Turn right on to
College Ave. Turn right into the park. Stay on the left
hand road until you come to the large pond’s parking lot.
Coordinates – N 38 degrees 23.303’; W 082 degrees 17.994’.
August 12th Putnam County. Doug Wood will lead a visit to the Buffalo wetland complex, home to several state tracked species, a pink St. Johnswort and a rare sedge. We will also visit a recently discovered blue ash population.
2011 Past Events
2008 Past Events