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Elena Balmaseda-Scherer (left) and Ellen Duarte (right) enjoyed a peer
critique of each other’s work on Monday, May 22nd at Ellen’s house on the Cape.

Our POP UPS are designed to address members concerns for both social and community service events. These are informal gatherings of members to get together for camaraderie, to work, and/or visit a botanical place or event.

Arnold Arboretum Director Ned Friedman presented "Four Tales of Plant Obsession in the Arnold Arboretum" to NESBA members.
























Members were treated to the beautiful photos he takes of his favorite themes among the trees:
Looking closely at all aspects of trees opens one to the beauty easily missed by the casual observer.





1) Careful observation of winter buds,(frozen leaves) opens one to the unique ways nature has of protecting the new years growth.













2). Observing the architectural structure of trees allows one to see the big picture.











3) The red jewels of the new growth in conifer cones is beautiful and easily missed.
























4) Rhododendrons and their viscin threads--pollen being released in pearly threads from a pore at the top of the anther is nature's way of insuring pollination.






Many of Ned Friedman's photos can be seen on the Arnold Arboretum's website in a searchable database: https://www.arboretum.harvard.edu/plants/image-search


NESBA members accepted into the MassAudubon Trailside Museum Exhibit

Three NESBA members will
have their work exhibited at the Blue Hills Trailside Museum, Milton, MA

"Water World"

May 20- July 23





CONGRATULATIONS TO:

Nancy Savage - her piece Swamp Milkweed will be exhibited at Blue Hills Trailside Museum, in Milton, MA
















Nancy Bentivegna will have her work, Plymouth Gentian, displayed.








Emmi Kurosawa
will have two works exhibited.  Utricularia resupinata of Plymouth and





Utricularia gibba of Blue Hills











A feature article on NESBA member Linda Funk

NESBA members may be interested in a feature
article about my work that is in the May/June issue of Victoria Magazine.