[BSW] Next Tuesday: Celtis + upcoming VNPS events + June Joint Field Meeting

Kathy Bilton kathy at fred.net
Sat Mar 3 16:53:55 GMT 2012

Next Tuesday, March 6, at 7 PM Alan Whittemore will speak about 
Evolution and classification of the hackberries (Celtis subg. Celtis)
Meeting details on webpage: http://botsoc.org/
Contact Robyn Everly if you need a badge to get into the building.
EverlyR at si.edu

See this page for information about this summer's
June 10-14, 2012 (Sunday to Thursday)
Joint Field Meeting (BotSoc), Slippery Rock, PA
Here is a link to the invitation and registration.

A natural substance obtained from seeds of the “miracle tree” could purify 
and clarify water inexpensively and sustainably in the developing world, 
where more than 1 billion people lack access to clean drinking water, 
scientists report. Research on the potential of a sustainable 
water-treatment process requiring only tree seeds and sand appears in ACS’ 
journal Langmuir.


>From VNPS Potomack Chapter: (See their webpage for further info. 
http://www.vnps-pot.org/ )

As a reminder, here is a brief listing of our current line-up of programs. 
Watch this group list, the web site and the upcoming newsletter for more
information on these, and others which we plan to add to this list:

March 4 – Winter Tree ID with Elizabeth Rives – co-sponsored with Prince

March 15 – Landscape Design for Pollinators with Susan Abraham, MLD (monthly

April 7 – Early Spring Wildflower Walk with John Demary – co-sponsored with
Piedmont Chapter (flyer attached)

April 11 – Weeknight Wildflower Walk at Wakefield Park with John Dodge, 6:00
pm to 7:30 pm

April 21 – Full Spring Wildflower Walk at Turkey Run with Cris Fleming

April 19 – Pollen: A Window to the Past with Dr. Emily Southgate (monthly

May 8 – Viburnum ID Workshop,  7 pm to 8:15 pm

May 17 – Native Plants program (monthly meeting, under development)

July xx – Fern ID workshop (classroom and field component, date is TBD)

More information about the BSW mailing list