Meetings, Field Trips & Events

                          All General Meetings and Field trips are open to the public and free of charge.  

General meetings are held at 7:30 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month, September through May, at the

Harlem Road Community Center, 4225 Harlem Road, one block south of Main Street in Snyder (except

November and April meetings).


Please, all field trip attendees, remember to let the trip leader know you are coming!! Mishaps have occasionally happened when plans were changed at the last minute. Guests are always welcome!


Please note: Meetings are listed first, then field trips and other events.

                     Past programs will be deleted here, they are still listed in Events Past and on the calendar.

Meeting: "What Plants Say." Tuesday, December 10, 2019, 7:30 PM

posted Nov 24, 2019, 9:43 AM by Elizabeth Wells   [ updated Nov 24, 2019, 10:12 AM ]

We will enjoy another botanically themed movie, and enjoy holiday treats afterward.  If you are able, please bring a treat to share.

Meeting: "The Mountains of Southeastern Arizona--A World Apart (Sierra Madre Zone)." Tuesday, January 14, 2020. 7:30 PM

posted Nov 24, 2019, 9:41 AM by Elizabeth Wells

Speaker Joanne Schlegel spent 2015-16 living in this area, exploring the several mountain ranges that contain plants found nowhere else in the U.S.  Joanne is a past president of NFBS, and is currently vice president & field trip chairman.  (Note: this program has been re-scheduled from November 2019.)  

Meeting: "Plant Diversity of Albania, a little known corner of the Mediterranean." Tuesday, February 11, 2020. 7:30 PM

posted Nov 24, 2019, 9:39 AM by Elizabeth Wells

Our speakers, Jon & Priscilla Titus, have recently returned from a sabbatical in Albania.  Jon is professor of botany at SUNY-Fredonia, and Priscilla is staff ecologist with the WNY Land Conservancy.

Meeting: "A History of New York State Forests." Tuesday, March 10, 2020. 7:30 PM

posted Nov 24, 2019, 9:36 AM by Elizabeth Wells

Our speaker will be Matthew Nusstein, who is park naturalist in the Niagara region of the New York State Park system.  He has led hikes at Evangola State Park, Knox Farm, Alleghany State Park, and more.

Meeting: "Ecology of the Adirondacks" Tuesday, April 14, 2020. 6 PM

posted Nov 24, 2019, 9:34 AM by Elizabeth Wells

The speaker at our annual dinner meeting will be Steven Daniel, the fabulous naturalist who led our 2019 trip to the Adirondacks.  Steve has led nature trips to Death Valley, Costa Rica, New Zealand, and many other destinations through his tour company Nature Discoveries.  He also has taught nature courses at Monroe Community College in Rochester.

Meeting: "Your Buggy Neighbors--the Insects that Share Your Yard with You Every Day." Tuesday, May 12, 2020. 7:30 PM

posted Nov 24, 2019, 9:32 AM by Elizabeth Wells

Our speaker, Jack Kowiak, has given presentations throughout WNY and Rochester on plants, gardens, and the insects inhabiting them.

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