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 - 

  • April 8, Saturday, 2:00-4:00 PM at Lake Ontario Hall GVSU—Marilyn Kiegley will present a program on  “The Science and Beauty of Snowflakes”. It is truly amazing how every snow crystal is different. There are at least 35 different types of snow crystals, and wait until you see these outstanding photos Marilyn has taken. Of course, she includes snow trillium photos in the program.

  • May 6, Saturday, 2:00-4:00 PM at Ody Brook Nature Center—Our first field trip will be at Ody Brook Nature Center, Cedar Springs. Ranger Steve Mueller will lead us through new areas to see a wide selection of early spring ephemerals. Late bloomers, such as the Large Flowered Trillium, Nodding Trillium and May Apple will be in bloom. If it rains, he has selected May 13 as a rain date.

  • May 26-29 at St. Ignace—The MBC State Foray will be held at St. Ignace. The foray is sponsored by the Huron Valley Chapter. More information will arrive in The Arisaema in early spring. This foray has a limited number of participants. If you are interested, send in your registration on time!

  •  June 10, Saturday, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM at Allegan State Game Area—Chip Schaddelee will take us on a field trip through Allegan State Game Area to see bogs and wetlands in this unique location.

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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 in Room 1113, Kindschi Hall of Science, (next to the bookstore) 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