White Pine Chapter

Grand Rapids & West Michigan 

Three white pines, each over 100 ft tall, near Muskegon

Three white pines, each over 100 ft tall, near Muskegon

Next meetings - 

  • January 20, 2018, Saturday. 2:00-4:00 PM. Our annual member Photo Fest. GVSU. Lake Ontario Hall room 164.

  • February 10, Saturday.  2:00-4:00 PM. Fern and Insect Interactions. by Dr. Matt Douglas, professor from Grand Rapids Community College.   At GVSU. Lake Ontario Hall room 164.

  • March 10, Saturday, 2:00-4:00 PM—GVSU Room 164, Ontario Hall.  Dennis Dunlap, 
    Mycologist, will present an illustrated program on “A Season of Mushrooms.”

  • April 7, Saturday, 2:00-4:00 PM—GVSU Room 164, Ontario Hall.  Judge Edward Post will
    present  “Adventures in Nature”.  Since Judge Post retired, he has been able to produce more of
    his outstanding illustrated botanical programs.  You may remember some of his past programs for
    their exceptional photography.  Don’t miss this program which includes plants, animals and
    landscapes.  

  • May 25-28—MBC State Spring Foray, at Bellaire, Michigan.  Our WPC is hosting this Foray! 

  • June 9, Saturday, 10:00 AM to Noon—Craig Elston, Naturalist and Director of the Hudsonville
    Nature Center, will lead our first field trip this year through this diverse nature center.  This
    nature center has been evolving into many beautiful ecological areas under the planning and
    protection of Craig.  You will see a large prairie, woodland, wetland, stream, pond and much
    more. 

  • July 20, Friday 6:00-7:30 PM—A visit to a Michigan Wildflower Farm is tentatively planned

  • August 11, Saturday, 1:00-3:00 PM—Bill Martinus will lead us through a private, small
    vineyard and the wine making process.  This facility tour will include a free wine tasting!  He
    will talk about the history and botany of grapes, wine, and wine making.  The location will be
    south of Holland.  

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Do you wish to join the White Pine Chapter of the Michigan Botanical Club? Then click here to access the membership form.

General Information About Meetings

  • Members of the public are welcome to attend meetings which are held on Saturday, September through April.
  • Unless otherwise noted, meetings start at 2:00 pm and are held at  Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI. 
  • Contact person:  Dorothy Sibley, Phone 231-652-2036

2016 Officers

PresidentDorothy Sibley 231-652-2036

Vice President - Janet Skeberdis 231-924-0387

Treasurer - Robert Riepma 616-847-0751

Membership - Jelanie Bush 231-652-7046

Director at Large - Dave Chambers 231-652-6146

Director at Large - Craig Elston 616-822-4303

Director at Large - Arlene Obetts 616-874-8847