Newsletter

The Botanical Society
Westmoreland County
"Presenting Botanical History and
Appreciations for over 65 Years!"
Welcoming Members and Guests*
On the first Wednesday of each month
from February thru May,
and September thru December*
at the Conservation Barn 218 Donohoe Road, Greensburg PA 15601
http://wcdpa.com/education/learning-resources/

Memberships are September thru June annually and some secondary annual or business events
*may require membership and or pre-paid guest reservations or prior response
and weather permitting

The Botanical Society Westmoreland County Presents
2015 Meetings & Events
Meetings are held the first Wednesdays of
Feb thru May and September thru December
at 7:00 p.m.
(May, June and December times subject to change and details tba.)
All Meetings are held
at the Westmoreland Conservation District Educational Barn on Donohoe
Road  in Greensburg, Pennsylvania 15601
June Picnic and Field Trip Locations will be announced at meetings.

Welcome Back and Welcome New Member's and Guests!
2015
7:00 pm
The 2015 Botanical Society Meetings will be in the
Barn Building
behind the Donohoe Center at 218 DonohoeRd.
Greensburg
, PA 15601

February 4th, 2015
Field Guides, Photos, and Fun!
Stay posted to Facebook and local radio for area delays
cancellations.

March Meeting Canceled for Weather!
See you April 1st 2015 @7pm
Weather permitting:
Stay posted to Facebook and
also to local radio for school delays and cancellations.

April 1st,  2015
Members Janice Davis and Sue Caroleo share their photos and
adventures from their botanical trip to:
Bruce Peninsula in Ontario, Canada
(See Field Trips Tab for Field Trips starting April 12th!)

May 6th, 2015
Member's Annual Plant Auction!
Arrive Early with label on: plants, seeds, bulbs, etc.

June 7th, 2015
Annual Member's Picnic
Time and Locale tba
Members are to bring a covered dish.

See you in September for the New Botanical Autumn Year!
September 2nd, 2015
October 7th, 2015
November 4th, 2015
and
The Annual Christmas and Holiday Botanical
Member's Gathering
on December 2nd, 2015
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Previous Meetings:  
April 2014 Meeting featured Nancy Murphy's Presentation:
GALAPAGOS ISLANDS

and
in May of 2014 was the :
Members Only:
Annual Plant Auction!
Wednesday May 7th, 2014
Customary to those that arrived early bringing  their native Westmoreland County Plants and heirloom
seeds and pocket change and more for the fun member's only annual auction.  

Join Today!
and:

Member's Only Annual June Picnic! (details tba)

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Some PAST EVENTS:
Member's Annual 2013 Meeting was at the National Historical Bushy Run Battlefield in
Westmoreland County celebrating blooms and past BSWC Pres. Paula Korber
and in 2012 A Covered Dish Summer Day Picnic was
also held on the 2nd Sunday and was an outdoor
gathering at the Winnie Palmer Nature Reserve, Latrobe, PA 15650

Wednesday, February 1st, 2012 at 7:00 p.m.
Business Meeting and BSWC Members' Night
Member's enjoyed 'Botanical Identification Game Night'
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Wednesday, March 7th, 2012 at 7:00 p.m.
Business Meeting and Scott Hamilton Presented:
"Spring Mushrooms!"
www.pamushrooms.org
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Wednesday, April 4th, 2012 at 7:00 p.m.
Business Meeting and
Member Presenter: Pia van de Venne
"Spring flowers in Westmoreland County"
pia.parkprotector@gmail.com
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Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012 at 7:00 p.m.
MEMBERS' ANNUAL PLANT AUCTION
Members bring labeled perennials, annuals, house plants
and garden items for this educational and fun sharing auction style atmosphere


Note About BSWC's "Member's Annual Fun Plant Auction"
For over half a century, members have celebrated their blooms and cultivars with each other
at the annual and primarily fun (formerly and occasionally fund-raising) event.
Member's have shared potted, single, or flats of plants, perennials, herbs, bulbs, roots, clippings, and or
great garden-related items (like favorite heirloom seeds!) in an auction-style fun and or fund raising format.
At the Red Barn on Donohoe Road, Greensburg, Pennsylvania 15601
(Hint: Arrive early as space is limited at this very popular members-only event!)

Become a Member for our entire annual year starting September 2014
and attend our Meetings and Member's Only Events:
including the May Annual Plant Auction and Annual Summertime Picnic!
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BECOME A BSWC MEMBER!
Attend a BSWC Meeting, become a member, and CELEBRATE
the Past 65 Years + and Future Anniversaries' Festivities
with your South Western Pennsylvania's
Westmoreland County Botanical Society
(Annual dues $10 individual or $15 household per BSWC Calendar Year)

To read more about the
Botanical Society of Westmoreland County
or to contact our organization via email
please "click" tabs on the left or:

For additional information you may attend an open meeting as
our guest
BSWC Meetings and Botanical Study Groups:
INCORPORATING FUN MEETINGS WITH A PAST of POETRY, ART, CULTURAL, and
PLANT IDENTIFICATIONS into
Our FUTURE of SPRING AND AUTUMN    BOTANICAL   EDUCATIONAL   STUDIES:
It is noted that Botanical Society "Study Group Members" have met
in the
Conservation Barn 218 Donohoe Road, Greensburg, Pennsylvania 15601 and in the gardens of
members' homes and plan to continue to
Welcome the Future of BSWC with Entertaining, Educational Botanical ".Edu-CEU Type Studies
along with the vast Botanical Interests of our Area
All members-presenters attending are encouraged to participate and contribute with plant
identifications, or specimens...those presenting edible and or artistic specimens with slideshows and plants
and flowers to be raffled are some members past favorites!
Shared botanical-horticultural experiences, writings, research, books, illustrations, literature, and more
can all be enjoyed at your BSWC at many upcoming casual, fun, informative gatherings.
Often Field Trips and seasonal blooms present the highlighted topics.  
(Past study groups or meetings have been discussion for or of invasive species, naturalization and water
gardening, garden pests, bulb plantings and propagations-fauna deterrents and enticements, plant -
woodland identifications, and native and local gardening practices)
Contact BSWC Program Coordinator and Vice President: Louisa Maggio
or BSWC Secty. Dr. Davis Today for more information or suggestions!

Attend the meetings and join in on your BSWC's other fun events
that have been celebrated for over 60 Years
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Some Community Events and Resources:
April:  EARTH DAY CELEBRATIONS
BSWC has volunteered at Earth Day Celebrations recently held
at Saint Vincent College, Latrobe, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania
and:
Anytime Please Feel Free to Contact Your BSWC Horticultural Resource Center at
Pennsylvania State Extension Office on Donohoe Road:
http://westmoreland.extension.psu.edu/Horticulture/Garden_Notes/Garden_Notes_Issues.htm
or by phone at: 724-837-1402
http://extension.psu.edu/master-gardener/services
and
Every May for the past decade, The Botanical Society of Westmoreland County and its devoted PSU Master
Gardeners, PA 4-H Members-Leaders, and Courthouse Volunteers cooperate in the beautification plantings at
the exterior of th
e  Westmoreland County Courthouse

and
A Special 6oth Anniversary 2009 Summertime Annual Botanical Society Picnic-Fieldtrip was held at:
Pennsylvania's State Park's Bushy Run National Battlefield ~Join Today as Member of the Botanical Society
of Westmoreland County and Attend the 2014 Summertime Picnic!

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OTHER IMPORTANT NOTES:
Audio amplification electronics may be utilized
and American Sign Language may also be available.
Disclaimer Note: All information is for entertainment purposes only
and any formal and informal attendees do so at their own risk in every way
and release and hold harmless forever
the Members of the Botanical Society of Westmoreland County,
also herein as "BSWC" past and present, including but not limited to their affiliates, visitors,
speakers, guests, families, heirs and friends.

This site has all rights reserved
and was established, maintained, and published
by Westmoreland County 2005-2013 Students, Educators, and
Current Members and including but not limited to Friends of BSWC
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Note: Emails to this site may be forwarded to other BSWC members and take extended additional times
We thank you in advance for your patience and/or we hope to meet you at the next open meeting or event
asap and or feel free to call email any of your BSWC Members at any time
Many thanks to all that have and continue to generously contribute time,
talents, resources, appreciations and enthusiasm for those in our extended botanical communities.

Botanical Society Westmoreland County Updated Sept. 2014