Thursday, April 20, 2017  
Brookfield Public Library(lower Level
Community Room
182 Whisconier Rd
Theme: Growing Together:
Tiny Acorns to
Mighty Oaks

Board Meeting:     April 13, 2017 8:30 am location
General Meeting: 10:00 am start time
Annual spring clean-up at 9:30 am on April 27, 2017 at the Museum
Garden/Summer House
Artistic: April Showers
 All fresh plant material, maximum space permitted is 20" in width.  (Refer
to page 165-166 in the Handbook.

Judges: Diane Mariano, Rosemary H., Andrea White

  A spring flowering bulb(daffodil,1 bloom, no foliage, or tulip, 2 leaves
attached(Refer to page 129 & 148 in the Handbook.

Judges: Diane Mariano, Rosemary H., Andrea White

Hostesses: Joanne McKendry, Betty Ziegler, Jan Stanco

Program: Wildflowers - Carol Gracie
Carol Gracie is retired from the New York Botanical Garden, where she was
Director of the Foreign Tour Program and the Children's Education
Department.  She later worked in the Science Division making dozens of trips
to South & Central America, both as a tour leader and on botanical
collecting expeditions.  Her work has resulted in the naming of seven newly
discoved tropical plant species and one new genus for her(including two
named jointly for both Carol and her husband). She is coauthor, with her
tropical botanist husband, Scott Mori, of the 2 volume Guide
to the Vascular Plants of Central French Guiana.
Carol has since returned to her earlier interest in local flora and is the
photographer and co-author with Steven Clements of Wildflowers in the Field
and Forest: A Field Guide to the Northeastern US(Oxford Univ. press 2006)
Her latest book, Spring Wildflowers of the Northeast: A Natural History,was
published in 2012 by Princeton Univ. Carol is currently
working on a book on the natural history of summer wildflowers.