Written by Lisa K. Schlag On
North Kingsville Sand Barrens
Field Notes 23.ix.2017
Field Notes 23.ix.2017
The field trip observations Amy Goletz penned in her Monarch Tagging narrative regarding intent, possibilities, and seeing reminded me of one of my favorite passages:
“Happy is the man who finds his diversion in nature. No matter what misfortune may overtake him, he finds solace with the limitless variety of relationships with which he is surrounded and never lacks a compelling interest.”
Frank C. Pellet, Flowers of the Wild, 1931
Since its beginning, our society has been blessed with many dedicated individuals who have generously shared their knowledge, time, and insightful interpretations of nature with our members and guests through writings, leading programs and field trips, and through conversation at these outings. Later this month at our annual meeting dinner, the society is honored to present our Gentian Award to just such an individual who has devoted his life to guiding people of all ages in developing their own set of eyes for seeing the richness and intricacies of our natural world and their own path toward understanding and caring. Due to his compelling interest in our natural world, our members and all of nature’s creatures he has cared for over the years have been blessed for knowing him. I know I am.
Thank you Judy and Larry for nurturing our ability to see nature on this outing. Thank you Amy for writing this wonderful field trip narrative. In doing so, you have gifted those who were present an opportunity for reflection and others a way to imagine being there. Well done!!
Wishing one and all unending curiosity,
Lisa K. Schlag
Treasurer and Webmaster
Native Plant Society of Northeastern Ohio
The Native Plant Society of Northeastern Ohio extends appreciation to Mr. Joel Firem land steward with the Geauga Park District for sharing his time and knowledge of ecological issues with our members and guests in attendance on 22 July 2017 at West Woods nature center.
Joel has provided his powerpoint presentation on invasive plants for online viewing for those who were unable to attend the July program and for those who would like to view his presentation again. It is posted on our revised Threats to Native Plants page.
squarestem monkey flower
great blue lobelia
Dr. Randall Mitchell is looking for field sites with co-occurring populations of squarestem monkey flower, Mimulus ringens and great blue lobelia, Lobelia siphilitica. Both of these plants occur throughout the Midwest in or near wetlands, including floodplains and bottomland forests, swamps, seeps, soggy meadows, ditches, woodland borders, moist pasture areas .... These plants are pollinated by native bumble bees. He is trying to see if:
Call Dr. Randall Mitchell at 330.972.5122, Department of Biology, University of Akron, Akron OH 44325-3908 or email Dr. Mitchell, email@example.com
These plants are pollinated by native bumble bees. He is trying to see if:
2016 National Park BioBlitz at Cuyahoga Valley National Park
May 20-21, 2016
The National Geographic Society and the National Park Service are teaming up for the 10th year to conduct a BioBlitz in over 100 national parks across the country! BioBlitz serves as part of a national celebration of biodiversity commemorating the Centennial of the National Park Service.
Cleveland Museum of Natural History
From Field to Herbarium
Sharing anticipation and interest, Native Plant Society members and guests gathered for our society's first program of the new year to learn about The Cleveland Museum of Natural History herbarium. Objects, details, and facts of plants, people, and current affairs were displayed and discussed. Through sharing his life experience, recounting the life experiences of others, presenting plant specimens to observe and touch, and talking about habitat, geology, and conservation, what we also learned more about that afternoon through Jim Bissell was our heritage.
The information Jim Bissell shared with us during our afternoon visit was comprehensive. Many wanted to stay and learn more. The narrative by Judy Barnhart captures the afternoon's program well. The added graphics and links supplement key points discussed and provide further sources of study.
The Native Plant Society wishes to express our appreciation to Jim Bissell for sharing his knowledge and time. We also wish to express appreciation to members and guests who were able to join us.
We look forward to seeing you at future programs and outings!
With kind regards,
Lisa K. Schlag
Native Plant Society NE Ohio Treasurer