Join us Sunday, Mar. 25 for an annual field trip to the International Orchid Show at Longwood Gardens.
We will be car pooling or you could meet us there. Phone to reserve a spot in a vehicle or let us know that you’ll be at the Show and can meet us there.
Entrance cost is $18.00 for adults and that does not include the cost of car pooling. Seniors (ages 62+): $15, Students (ages 5-22):$8.00.
We will have lunch at Longwood Gardens during our visit.
Some folks will spend the entire day there while others will return home earlier. Hope you can come and join us on this Sunday outing.
Contact Tony #215-336-3660(H) or#267-402-7923(cell) or Stephen #215-985-1456 to reserve a spot in a car and to get more information.
Travel to the Yucatan and explore the ruins of Kohunlich – the Mayan Pyramid of Masks.
Michaels Thompson & LoFurno will take us on a tour of this amazing place in Mexico with photos from their own visit there in 2010. Join us for this combination travelogue and anthropology/natural history tour February 9.
If you are pre-registered for the January Owl Prowl field trip you can find contact information under the Field Trips tab above. Those leaving from Philadelphia will meet at 3:00 pm Saturday Jan. 28. If you are planning to meet us at Green Lane Park please note that the Owl Prowl event begins at 5:00 pm.
Join us for our first meeting of the new year. We will watch a video on the famous Pale Male, the red-tail hawk that took New York City by storm. For more details see the Meetings tab above.
Located on a hillside above the Wissahickon Creek near Hermit Lane, it may simply be an old springhouse. But tradition and a marker placed by the Rosicrucians brotherhood proclaims that this is where Philadelphia’s first mystical guru came to meditate and await the Second Coming. Johannes Kelpius and his followers arrived in newly-founded Philadelphia from Germany in 1694 and chose the wild and beautiful Wissahickon as the best place to await the millennium. The mystics became known as “the Hermits of the Wissahickon,” “The Society of the Woman in the Wilderness” or the “Mystic Brotherhood.”
Join us for this very local field trip to Fairmount Park along the Wissahickon. As we make our way to Kelpius’ Cave, we will enjoy the large yellow poplars and other trees in this corner of the Park and discuss how invasives have altered the character of these woods.
See the Field Trips tab above for details.
Please join us for our yearly traditional Winter Solstice Celebration Party — everyone’s favorite meeting.
Bring your favorite dish to our potluck dinner and be ready to taste a variety of fine foods. Then sit back and enjoy as Michael LoFurno presents the annual Digital Image Review of meetings and field trips from the past year.
Bring a friend and share with them a year’s worth of Humboldt Society programs and field trips!
See the Meetings tab above for details.
IT’S OUR 29TH ANNIVERSARY
We will again be holding our annual
Anniversary Dinner Party and Fund Raiser
for the Humboldt Society on:
Sunday October 30, 2011
12 Noon to 3 p.m.
at Ruby Buffet
1100 S. Columbus Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA
( It’s in a shopping center at the intersection of Columbus Blvd. and Washington Ave., and since there’s a parking lot you can drive and park right in front of the restaurant. SEPTA can also easily take you there by bus).
Take a minute now and mark you calendar-Sunday October 30, 2011.
Show your support for the Humboldt Society by attending our “All You Can Eat Buffet” Anniversary Party and Fund Raiser event. We’ll have food, wine, beer, historical images slideshow, the always popular silent auction and much more!
Tickets available for only $25.00 – includes the “All You Can Eat Buffet“.
Bring a friend and introduce them to the wonderful world of natural history.
Please RSVP by email to Stephen Maciejewski: email@example.com
Stephen Maciejewski is the presenter for our Oct. 13 meeting. Please join us as he treats us to a travelogue titled:
China: Disappearing Mountains, White Bees, Venomous Caterpillars and Grandma’s Chirita.
Stephen and Professor Wei Yi-Gang, author of Gesneriaceae of South China, traveled 3,000 kilometers together in search of beautiful, rare and still unnamed species of gesneriads. You’ll see plants never seen before: many Chiritas, other gesneriads and plants like the cave growing iridescent blue Begonia edulis. The landscape was filled with spectacular scenery, including otherworldly karst mountains, caves larger than ball parks, elaborate rice fields and quaint villages.
For more details see the Meetings tab above.
Humboldt Penguin - shared on Flickr.com under Creative Common Rights reserved by Ginger Me.
Alexander von Humboldt was born on September 14 (1769). That’s 242 years and we are going to celebrate! Every year our September meeting is a celebration of Alexander von Humboldt’s birthday, complete with cake and candles. It is also an opportunity to share our own observations about nature with each other as he shared his with the world. We confine ourselves to a much smaller audience than he did though. Our preference is to put on a Show-And-Tell.
As with all of our meetings, this one is open to the public. When you come, please bring an item of natural history interest — a feather, rock, plant, animal, book, …anything that interests you and that you would like to share. This is one of our most popular, relaxed, and informal meetings of the year. It’s like sitting around your living room talking about cool stuff you found outside.
For details see the Meetings tab above.