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Scotch Plains, NJ
Gardenaires Reveal Speaker For First Meeting of Season

Peter Bacinski will be the featured speaker at the Gardenaires’ first meeting of the season, to be held at the Scotch Hills Country Club on Jerusalem Road in Scotch Plains.

The meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 24, at noon. Mr. Bacinski is the Director of the Owl Haven Nature Center in Tennent, at the New Jersey Audobon Society, and will present for the Gardenaires, guests and new members a lecture with slides entitled: "Fernatics Fantasy — The Ferns of New Jersey," which will include 47 of the 52 species of ferns in the state.

There will be habitat descriptions and keys to identification, as well as other flora and fauna encountered on a "fern walk."

Mr. Bacinski holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology from Pace University, a Master of Science Degree in Biology, magna cum laude, specializing in entomology, and a Master of Business Administration Degree in Marketing, both from Fairleigh Dickinson University.

Mr. Bacinski holds many offices and is active in many organizations concerning birds, birding, butterflies, entomology, national parks and other topics. He is an Associate Naturalist for the New Jersey Audobon Society, as well as a field trip and workshop leader, nature tour leader and a member of the Board of Directors of Monmouth County.

The Gardinaires’ officers for the coming year will be: President, Frances Kanerva; First Vice President, Vi Debbie; Second Vice President, Mary Haddad; Secretary, Alice Frega; Treasurer, Erna Hoffman, and Historian, Sophie Armino.

Hostesses for the day, who will serve refreshments, will be Emily Luerssen and Libby White. Gert Meeker hosted the board meeting on September 9 at her home.

In 1998, the Gardenaires will celebrate their 40th anniversary with special programs. Meetings are held on the fourth Wednesday of each month. New members and guests are welcome.

For further information, please call 889-6740.

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