Annual Fall Meetings

Year       Date      Location              Speaker                Host Chapter

2014     Oct. 18  Grand Valley State University (GVSU),  Allendale, MIchigan

2013     Oct. 12 Gerald E. Eddy Discovery Center, Chelsea, MI. "Botanizing in Alaska" by Tony Reznicek.  Also there will be a field trip focused on fall lycopods lead by Connie Crancer.  HVC


2012

2011

2010

2009      Oct. 10 Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI.  David Warners.  WPC

2008      Oct. 12 Gerald E. Eddy Discovery Center, Chelsea, MI. "A Michigan Botanist Hiking in Western China"  by Tony Reznicek.  HVC

2007      Oct. 7    Kalamazoo Nature Center, Kalamazoo, MI.  "History of and Myths that Surround the Life of Charles Darwin." by  Dennis W. Woodland.  SWC

2006      Oct. 8    Ann Arbor, MI.  Matthaei Botanical Gardens. "The 2005 Tour of the Beautiful Western South African Landscape by the Natural Areas Association" by Sylvia Taylor.  SEC

2005      Sept 24  Bengel Wildlife Center, Bath, MI.  Dennis Fijalkowski, Director, Bengal Wildlife Center.  RCC

2004      Oct. 9 Grand Rapids, MI, Aquinas College.  Judge Ed Post will show his award winning wildflower slides. WPC

2003      Sept. 28  Ann Arbor, MI, Matthaei Botanical Gardens.  Tony Reznicek, University of Michigan Herbarium.  HVC

2002      Sept. 29  Pierce Cedar Creek Institute, Hastings, MI. Michael Dillon, “El Niño: Master of the Coastal Deserts of South America”.  Dr. Dillion is a Curator of Vascular Plants at the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago. SWC

2001      Sept. 30  Ann Arbor, MI, Matthaei Botanical Gardens.  David Dempsey,  "Ruin & Recovery, Michigan's Rise as a Conservation Leader".   Following the program is a field trip to nearby LeFurge Woods, led by Jack Smiley, President of Southeast Michigan Land Conservancy. SEC

2000      Oct. 21 Albion, MI, Whitehouse Nature Center.  Pat Lederle, MDNR, Wildlife Division, "Update on the protected species program in Michigan." RCC

1999      Oct. 16 Grand Rapids, MI, Aquinas College.  Fred Case, "In Search of the American Pitcher Plant".  WPC

1998      Oct. 25 Ann Arbor, MI, Matthaei Botanical Gardens.  Larry Nooden, "Australia Flora- Special Features" HVC

1997      Oct. 19 Ann Arbor, MI, Matthaei Botanical Gardens.  Kathleen Pryer, "Heterosporous Water Ferns" SWC

1996      Oct. 12 Ann Arbor, MI, Matthaei Botanical Gardens. Richard Pippen, "A Botanist's Sojurn in Southeast Asia” SEC

1995      Oct. 29 E. Lansing, MI, Michigan State University. Robert Scheffer, "Natural History of Disease in Native & Introduced Plants: Botanical Detective Stories" RCC

1994      Oct. 15 Grand Rapids, MI, Aquinas College.  Fred Case, "Trilliums of the United States" WPC

1993      Oct. 10 Ann Arbor, MI, Matthaei Botanical Gardens.  Warren Wagner, "Crystals, Flowers of the Mineral Kingdom" HVC

1992      SWC

1991      Oct. 6    Troy, MI, Troy Public Library.  Paul Thompson, "Preservation of Natural Areas in Michigan" SEC

1990      Oct. 28 Ann Arbor, MI, Matthaei Botanical Gardens, Tony Reznicek, "Hunting Sedges in Mexico" HVC

1989      Sep. 23 Higgins Lake, MI, Mac Mullan Conference Center.  Wendell Hoover WPC

1988      RCC

1987      Oct. 3    Albion, MI, Whitehouse Nature Center. Nancy Weber, "Fun with Mushrooms"