Our good friend and colleauge, Bill Olson, passed away in sleep in NE Pennsylvania. Bill was living in Lacawanna County, close to his brother Ed and sister in law Sheryl. According to the information available to me, Bill died in his sleep at his apartment a few days ago, approximately May 27, 2017. There will be a small memorial service conducted Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at 1:00PM in the Shady Lane Cemetery, Shady Lane Road, South Abington Township, Pennsylvania. For … [Read more...] about Bill Olson, the founding member of FNJP passes away
Sometimes, you just have to make a double take on what passes as knowledge. As I inspect a batch of 5,000 year old animal bones, charred hickory nuts and processing stones from an archaeological dig dated to the late middle archaic through the late archaic cultural phases, I began to read an article posted on my internet provider stating, "stone aged diet may actually include plants and barbecue." Who would have ever think man before our modern age knew how to use fire and knew what plants … [Read more...] about Who would have guessed, pre-historic man ate plants and used fire!
Matt Palmer, PhD, Columbia University botany professor and Flora of New Jersey's Atlas chairperson, will speak to the Torey Botanical Society April 8, 2014. Dr. Palmer's topic will be Urban Vegetation in New York City: Ecosystem functions in both natural and built environments. Matt will share his expertise and discuss the importance of urban vegetation with its role in the urban ecosystem. Torrey Botanical Society's April 8, 2014 meeting will be held 6:30 PM at The Arsenal in Central … [Read more...] about Torrey Botanical Society Hosts FNJP’s Dr. Matt Palmer April 8th, 2014
A news recent report in the weekly journal Science (Vol. 342 pg 173, 11 October 2013) describes the New York Botanical Garden's effort to digitize and photograph their massive 7 million specimen collection. According to the report, approximately 2million specimens are now available on-line for viewing at http://sciweb.nybg.org/science2/VirtualHerbarium.asp. The portal is the pathway to the William and Lynda Steere Herbarium's speciemens and photographs. The C.V. Starr Virtual Herbarium … [Read more...] about New York Botanical Garden’s Specimens Available in Digital Form
Flora of New Jersey Participants and friends: The last quarterly meeting of 2013 will be a telephone conference call this Saturday October 5 at 10AM. The normal meeting topics such as yearly progress and setting goals for the up coming botanical year 2014 will be discussed during the conference call. The call in number is: 1-857-232-0300 The participant code is: 969554 Hope to hear all of our members this Saturday! "See" you then, Joe Arsenault, FNJP … [Read more...] about Last 2013 Phone Conference this Saturday 10/5/2013