Niagara Frontier Botanical Society

 Aster novae-angliae, New England aster.  Photo by Lincoln Nutting. Flowering Plants of Western New York, Eckert Herbarium, Buffalo State College.

Established in 1983 with 35 charter members, the Niagara Frontier Botanical Society promotes the study, appreciation and conservation of the uncultivated flora of Western New York State and adjacent Ontario, Canada. The Society is an affiliate of the Buffalo Society of Natural Sciences and maintains a membership of about 100 individuals and institutions.

The Society sponsors program meetings and field trips throughout the year. Program meetings are most often lectures; they are held at 7:30 PM on the second Tuesday of each month from September through May at the Harlem Road Community Center, 4255 Harlem Road, in Amherst, New York. Field trips are held at various times and locations usually during the growing season. For information about upcoming program meetings and field trips click on the Meetings and Field Trips page. A map showing the location of the Harlem Road Community Center is found on the Contact Us page. All program meetings and field trips of the NFBS are free and open to the public.

The NFBS also publishes a quarterly magazine and newsletter, Clintonia. Clintonia features original articles, many written by members, and reprints of local botanical and environmental interest. Clintonia is also a source of information on the Society's activities. Clintonia is a benefit of membership and sent to all members; anyone can read a recent edition of Clintonia by clicking on the Clintonia Newsletter page.

Membership in the Niagara Frontier Botanical Society is open to all persons who share the Society's interests and goals and pay dues. Information on membership is available on the Membership page.