November 19, 2015 — Philadelphia Botanical Club talk (Academy of Natural Sciences). A hardy group turned out on a miserable, rainy night to talk about Stone’s outstanding work as a botanist.
November 9, 2015 — Audubon Wildlife Society talk (Collingswood, N.J.). Had a great time chatting about Stone with the wonderfully nice people of the AWS. I even had several slides featuring Stone’s (and others’) humor, which I probably wouldn’t try with any other group.
October 10, 2015 – This wasn’t a scheduled event, but at the Delaware Valley Ornithological Club‘s annual banquet, celebrating its 125th anniversary, the Club graciously presented me with the Witmer Stone Award for Witmer Stone: The Fascination of Nature. Pat and Clay Sutton were the keynote speakers, and their excellent talk included numerous references to Stone and Bird Studies at Old Cape May. I may be biased, but I’d say the star of the show at the DVOC 125th was, fittingly, Witmer Stone!
September 3, 2015 – Delaware Valley Ornithological Club summer meeting at the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education. Presented a short overview of Stone’s life and accomplishments, with references to locales from Stone’s life story still extant today.
March 8, 2015 – Lines on the Pines — Met a lot of nice people, including artists and authors. A great event that should be an annual “to do” for folks interested in the NJ Pine Barrens.
February 4, 2015 – Medford Leas Birders — What better place to give the first “post-publication” talk? A welcoming, appreciative (and typically “Medford Leas-ean”) crowd on hand, and some folks visited Catoxen Cabin before and after the talk.