John and Harvey Ruth

Fall on Wyker's Island

 On this day in 1887, the botanists John and Harvey Ruth made a trip to Wyker's Island to collect fall flora.

Wyker's Island is now known as Lynn Island, in the Delaware River, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. The Ruth's rowed their own boat to the island on this day in 1887, where they discovered the island was covered with asters and butterfly weed.

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John and Harvey Ruth
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