2022 Workshop and Webinars

The Pennsylvania Botany Committee is planning three different events this year: one in-person workshop and two webinars. The Fern Identification and Ecology workshop is scheduled for August 13. Check back soon for postings about the webinars!

Fern Identification and Ecology In-Person Workshop

August 13, 2022 • 9 a.m.– 4 p.m. • $80
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Chris Hoess will introduce key traits used for fern identification, give participants a sense of the diversity and ecological context of Pennsylvania ferns, and lead a field trip to a nearby site with high fern diversity. The morning session will be indoors, including lecture with slides and the chance to inspect a range of herbarium specimens.

After a break for lunch, participants will drive to the nearby field site to see local ferns in the wild, including both common and unusual species. (Participants can pack a lunch or buy one in Millersville.)

Location – TBA (tentatively, morning session at Millersville University; afternoon in the field at Lock 12). Participants will drive or carpool from the university to the field site. Abundant parking is available.

Professor Hoess teaches at Delaware Technical Community College. His academic background is in organic chemistry and molecular biology, and he has a longstanding passion for (and expertise in) ferns and fern allies.

2021 Webinars

Implications of Climate Change for Invasive Species

This webinar took place on Thursday, April 29, 2021.
View an archived video of the webinar here!

Design and Establishment of Seed Mixes for Prairie Restoration

This webinar took place on Thursday, June 17, 2021.
View an archived video of this webinar here!


Small and Surrounded

How population size and land use can influence patterns of reproduction in a native plant across remnant serpentine barren grasslands of southeastern Pennsylvania

This webinar took place on October 7, 2021.
View an archived video of this webinar here!