Annual Meeting, featuring Local Authors and Artist

November 12
2:00 - 4:00 pm
Annual Meeting, featuring Local Authors and Artist

Awbury’s 2017 Annual Meeting will take place at the Cope House on Sunday, November 12th.  The meeting is free and open to the public.

Members, please submit any board nominations or suggested agenda items to

2:00 PM – Member meeting – all are welcome, only members may vote
3:00 PM – Public Lecture
by Ned Barnard and Catriona Briger 

Location: the Cope House, 1 Awbury Rd, Philadelphia, PA 19138

Registration for the lecture and exhibition opening is preferred, but not required.

We are pleased to welcome guest speakers Ned Barnard and Catriona Briger, who will provide an overview of their new field guide, Philadelphia Trees, which they wrote with Paul W. Meyer of the Morris Arboretum. The book covers not only Philadelphia but also the surrounding Delaware Valley. Ned will also discuss the differences he found between New York City trees and Philadelphia trees while writing guides for both cities.

Ned Barnard pictureEdward (Ned) Sibley Barnard was senior editor and managing editor of Reader’s Digest General Books for 17 years, where he produced more than a dozen books on natural history. He also edited Our Living World of Nature, a highly acclaimed,15-volume ecology series. Among his writing credits are articles for National Wildlife, International Wildlife, and Audubon, as well five children’s books on animals and three tree books, New York City Trees, Central Park Trees and Landscapes, and Philadelphia Trees.Catriona Briger portrait

Catriona Briger learned to identify her first tree, an American elm, in the front yard of her childhood home. She studied biology and English at Tufts University and went on to receive a master’s in landscape architecture at the University of Oregon. She spent the past five years hunting trees in Philadelphia while working as a designer and writer.

soft hydrenga yellow centerWe will also be celebrating the opening of “Nature Transformed,” an exhibition of works by artist Carol Philips.  Please click here to learn more about Carol and her work.



Annual Meeting Lecture and Art Opening