[BSW] February 7 meeting + other news

Kathy Bilton kathy at fred.net
Fri Feb 3 02:24:06 GMT 2012

Note to BSW members: After writing to BSW member Peter Whitney last night, 
I received an email from his wife, Martha, this morning.

Dear Kathy,
Peter is in Virginia Hospital Center in a coma.  He underwent another
open heart surgery and has not regained conciousness.  We are watching,
hoping, praying. could you please share this with the society?  All
thoughts and energy for healing and peace most gratefully accepted.

New Plant Hardiness Zone Map
Winter Tree ID Hike on Saturday, February 18 led by Rod Simmons
Message from VNPS list about upcoming local documentary called The Meadow

930th meeting
Flyer available at: http://botsoc.org/feb12.pdf

Date: Tuesday, 7 February, 2012 at 7:00 p.m.
Speaker: Dr. Alison Colwell
Topic: The Yosemite Sky Islands Project
(with a brief detour to the Long Bridge in Washington DC)
Location: Cathy Kerby Room (CE-340), Smithsonian Institution,
National Museum of Natural History.


Light refreshments will be served.

Pre-meeting dinner: 5:30 pm at the Elephant & Castle Pub and Restaurant, 
1201 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., Phone: 202-347-7707.  The restaurant is 
diagonally across from the Old Post Office Pavilion at 12thand 
Pennsylvania, a few blocks from the museum.  Federal Triangle 
(Orange/Blue) is the closest Metro Station and Metro Center 
(Red/Orange/Blue) is nearby.

If you do not have an SI badge, please let Robin Everly (everlyr at si.edu) 
know if you are coming to the meeting by February 6, so she can arrange 
for badges.


Upcoming speakers:

March 6 - Alan Whittemore – Research on genus Celtis
April 3 – Daniel Bell - Blueberry genetics
May 1   — TBD
June 5  - Tom Mirenda – Orchids of Western Australia

Website: http://www.botsoc.org

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