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Karen Reeds <[log in to unmask]>
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Wed, 20 May 2009 22:44:51 -0400
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Hi, SCIART members  5/20/2009

I'm forwarding some information about a botanical illustration day at 
Bartram's Garden in Philadelphia, as well as other programs that 
might be of interest.

The garden is an urban oasis!


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Bartram's Garden
News for our Members, Friends and Volunteers
54th St. and Lindbergh Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA  19143

TEL: (215) 729-5281
FAX: (215) 729-1047

  Bartram in Bloom
Bartram's Garden has been bustling this May!  We welcomed 500 guests, 
many coming for the first time, to our Spring Plant Sale weekend and 
another 500 guests on Mother's Day.  It was great to see the Garden 
so alive with activity and full of delighted visitors.

It is still just the beginning of the season and we hope to see you 
soon.  Whether you come to enjoy the magnificence of our 210 year-old 
Yellowwood in bloom, or sit under the wisteria in the same spot that 
shaded Benjamin Franklin, you will enjoy the seasons at Bartram's 
  New Jersey Pine Barrens
  Saturday, May 30, 9 am to 3 pm

Discover native plants and habitats, and follow the route of John 
Bartram into the "sandy barren desarts" of New Jersey in the early 
1740's. Bartram curator Joel Fry, Bill Cahill, and Allen Crawford 
will lead you through the Pine Barrens, with stops at Ong's Hat, 
Whitesbog, Webb's Mill bog, and the Plains.  This year's tour will 
highlight a Bartram favorite, carnivorous plants, in honor of the 
Darwin bicentennial.

Provide your own transportation and lunch; directions will be 
provided.  We will gather at the Bishop's Farm visitor's center of 
the Pinelands Preservation Alliance, 17 Pemberton Road, Southampton, 

Tickets are $40 for the public, $32 for members or with 
Program Pass.  Register at 
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  Little Explorers
Wednesday, June 3, 10 to 11:30 am

Encourage your child's curiosity about the natural world through 
hands-on experiences with gardening, birds, and insects.  Directed 
towards children ages 2-4 with at least one adult chaperone for every 
two children.

Admission is $5 for public, $4 for members or free with a  Bartram 
Program Pass  Register with 
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  Botanical Illustrators Meet-Up
Saturday, June 6, 10 am to 1 pm

Enjoy drawing from nature and share ideas with fellow artists for 
creative mornings of observation and practice.  Bring your own 
supplies.  We provide the specimens.

Admission is $5 for public, $4 for members or free with a Bartram 
Program Pass  Register with 
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  Second Saturday Volunteer Day
Saturday, June 13, 9 am to noon

Volunteers help to beautify Bartram's Garden and enrich our uniquely 
historic landscape, while learning skills from professional 
horticulturists to take home. 

To register, please contact Todd Greenberg at 
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Karen Reeds, PhD, FLS
Guest Curator, Come into a New World: Linnaeus & America
American Swedish Historical Museum, Philadelphia,  2007
New Jersey State Museum, Trenton, NJ , 2088,

Exhibition guide available from (p.4)
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Recently published:
Visualizing Medieval Medicine and Natural History, 1200-1550
Jean A. Givens, Karen M. Reeds, Alain Touwaide, eds.
Series: AVISTA Studies in the History of Medieval Technology, Science 
and Art  (Ashgate, 2006)