November 10, 2015* Tuesday, 7:30 PM
Robbin Moran: "The Extraordinary Biology of Some New York Ferns."
Come hear about the fascinating adaptions of native ferns. This talk will also highlight uses of ferns by people, fossil history, and reproduction by spores. Dr. Moran is Curator of Ferns and Lycophytes at the New York Botanical Garden. He has published four books and over 100 scientific papers on ferns.
Location: Bill Paterson Nature Center, Muttontown Preserve, East Norwich

December 8, 2015* Tuesday, 7:30 PM
Members Night
Members are  welcome to bring photos, stories, specimens, and tales of peculiar sightings of favorite plants.  A great opportunity to show what you have found while exploring on Long Island or elsewhere. Please call Rich Kelly (516-354-6506) in advance to advise as to the approximate number of images/slides that you would like to show and preferred medium of presentation. Thanks.
Location: Bill Paterson Nature Center, Muttontown Preserve, East Norwich

Reminder: there will be no meetings in January or February. Next meeting March 8, 2016.

March 8, 2016* Tuesday, 7:30 PM
Eric Lamont: "Update on the Status of Long Island Orchids."
The past and present status of Long Island’s 37 orchid species will be discussed, including threats to remaining colonies and recent conservation efforts. Dr.Lamont is president of LIBS and co-author of Orchids of New England & New York. He has published over 60 scientific papers including several on native orchids.
Location: Bill Paterson Nature Center, Muttontown Preserve, East Norwich

April 12, 2016* Tuesday, 7:30 PM
Larry Liddle: "Giant Unicellular Green Algae."
This talk will cover their structure, ecology, and some cell biology.  Several taxonomic groups of Green Algae (Chlorophyta) include diverse and often morphologically complex genera, all of which are made up of single cells, i.e. no crosswalls are formed during development. In spite of this, their biology remarkably parallels that of multicellular organisms, and, because of this, some provide unique research tools to explore the basic nature of cells.  Larry is Professor Emeritus, Southampton College, Long Island University.  He earned an M.S. in Botany from the University of Chicago where he worked on the floral vascular anatomy of Erica.  He has a Ph.D. in Marine Botany, University of California, Santa Barbara, and also worked in the Department of Biology, University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras
Location: Museum of Long Island Natural Sciences, Earth and Space Science Building, Gil Hanson Room (Room 123), Stony Brook University, Stony Brook

* Refreshments and informal talk begin at 7:30.
Formal meeting starts at 8:00 PM.
Directions to Muttontown: 516-354-6506
Directions to Stony Brook: 516-354-6506

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