[BSW] 2012 Dues Notice + Lichen and Moss workshop on March 3

Kathy Bilton kathy at fred.net
Mon Jan 23 23:55:24 GMT 2012

If you have not yet paid your 2012 dues, please send a check
($10 for 1, $15 for 2 at one address)  payable to the 
Botanical Society of Washington

Paul Peterson, Treasurer
Smithsonian Institution
Department of Botany, MRC-166
National Museum of Natural History
Washington, DC 20013-7012

peterson at si.edu 202-633-0975


For a variety of upcoming MNPS events, see: http://mdflora.org/


The speaker for the February 7th BSW meeting will be Alison Colwell.
Topica TBA.


Lichen and Moss Workshop  on Saturday March 3rd
at WVU in Morgantown, WV

Dr. Sue Studlar of West Virginia University (botany) will host a workshop 
on bryophytes and lichens that will start with a display of lichens and 
mosses in the botany lab. The display will include Sphagnum cultures from 
ongoing experiments by her students illustrating simple techniques for 
culturing these intriguing plants in salsa jars!. This demonstration and 
display will be followed by a hands on workshop, focusing on bryophyte and 
lichen diversity. After all this mind stretching it will be time for lunch 
and conversation before going outside to look at the lichens and mosses in 
their native habitat in the WV Botanical Garden. Don Flenniken found 41 
species of lichens in this garden, which also features robust mosses, 
including Sphagum.

Schedule: 10-11 Open House and specimen viewing
11-12:30 Workshop
12:30-1:30 Lunch (eat on campus or brown bag)
1:30-4:00 Visit the Botanical Garden

Directions: From I-79 exit 155 (Star City) FOLLOW SIGNS FOR WVU (for those
with GPS navigators, the address is 53 Campus Drive, Morgantown WV 26506

Shortly after the turn from the exit ramp there is an entrance to the 
University Town Center shopping mall. Continue straight through their 
signal toward the Sheetz/MacDonald's plaza. Turn/bear right at that signal 
onto Rt. 19 (Monongahela Blvd.). Follow it south, crossing the Star City 
Bridge and up the hill to the WVU basketball coliseum (on your right at 
the Patteson Dr. intersection).

Continue straight on Rt. 19 (now called Beechurst Ave.), which has center 
road dividers (both lanes go through) at the Evansdale campus entrance 
(Core Arboretum is on the right). Go down a long hill (elevated train on 
right) (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morgantown_PRT) and through the 
signal at the small Seneca Center Mall (on your right). The streets you 
pass on the left are named in decreasing numerical sequence from Eighth to 
Third. At the next signal, turn left onto Campus Dr. (up a steep hill) and 
right at the first driveway into lot 10. The large red brick and green 
copper building is Life Sciences (LSB). Park here (or in the lower lot 8, 
if full), and enter LSB through the loading dock door (basement level). 
The herbarium is down the hall (turn right at the end of the corridor) 
next to the elevators. Dr. Ford's office is adjacent in room B2, as well 
as upstairs in LSB 5230 (by the bryophyte herbarium).

For questions or information e-mail or call Dr. Donna Ford 304-293-5201 
ext 31549 dford2 at wvu.edu Or Dr. Susan Studlar at 304- 293-5201 ext. 31548 
sstudlar at wvu.edu.

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