Phoenix Chapter

President: Mike Plagens

Treasurer: Cass Blodgett

Phoenix Chapter meetings are held on an irregular basis.  To be notified of a meeting or an outing, join the Phoenix Chapter E-List (see below).

Join the Phoenix Chapter E-list:  If you would like to receive reminders and announcements about field trips and meetings via e-mail, send an e-mail to Mike Plagens or Cass Blodgett to be added to this list.





Please consult the current issue of the Happenings for details about the program and for the meeting room in DBG, which can change from month to month. If you are on our E-list you will get a 1 week prior reminder of the meeting and topic.





Outings scheduled sufficiently in advance will apear in the Happenings but often outings are put together two weeks in advance.  So to be notified on upcoming botany outings please get on our chapter E-list.


Things To Do In The Phoenix Area

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A desert arboretum with lots of native plant and wildlife viewing plus many tours and programs.

A vast collection of desert plants in a beautifully maintained park in the center of Phoenix.

The Gilbert Water Ranch is an extension of a water treatment facility that feeds wetlands that support lots plants and wildlife. A good birding spot.

The McDowell Sonoran Conservency is a nature center and many hiking trails from educational interpretive trails to extensive desert hiking.





Phoenix Area Desert Preserves


The Phoenix area features many desert park preserves that provide great and convenient access to natural desert landscapes. Many of the parks are large enough to give the sense of escaping civilization even though you may be still in the city.  Others are on the outskirts of the city and bordering national forests where you truly have escaped civilization.


Mouse over the green areas and click to learn more about each of the preserves and recreation areas.