[BSW] Vaccinium on April 3 and The Flora of Virginia Project, 27 Mar

Kathy Bilton kathy at fred.net
Mon Mar 26 11:38:59 CDT 2012


Next BSW meeting: 7 pm Tuesday, 3 April

The topic will be Maine’s low bush blueberry (Vaccinium angustifolium ) 
fine scale spatial genetic structure.  The speaker will be Daniel Bell.

A flyer is available at http://botsoc.org/apr12.pdf

Meeting location: Cathy Kerby Room (Room CE-340), Smithsonian Institution, 
National Museum of Natural History, 10th St. and Constitution Avenue NW, 
Washington, DC. Use the Constitution Avenue entrance. Let Robin Everly 
(EverlyR at si.edu) know by the 2nd that you will be coming so a badge can be 
made for you.

All are welcome. As usual, light refreshments will be served prior to and 
after the presentation.

Pre-meeting dinner: 5:30 P.M. at the Elephant & Castle Pub and Restaurant, 
1201 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., Washington. Phone 202-347-7707. The 
restaurant is diagonally across from the Old Post Office Pavilion at 12th 
and Pennsylvania, a few blocks from the Museum, with Federal Triangle the 
nearest Metro station, and Metro Center also nearby.

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MNPS Monthly Meeting: The Flora of Virginia Project
27 Mar 2012 7:30 PM 
Kensington Library, Kensington, MD

Speaker: Marion Lobstein

Virginia, for its landmass, has the greatest diversity of vascular plants of
any state in the US, with Maryland not far behind. Virginia had the first
flora (Flora Virginica) among the original thirteen colonies but has not had
a flora published since. A mere 250 years later, the final editing of a
modern Flora of Virginia is being completed in early 2012 for publication by
Botanical Research Institute of Texas later in 2012. In this program Marion
Lobstein, an active member of the Foundation of the Flora of Virginia
Project, will describe this exciting project and why the new Flora of
Virginia will be important and useful to MNPS members.

Marion Blois Lobstein is a recently retired Associate Professor of biology
at the Manassas Campus of NVCC. Along with Cris Fleming and the late Barbara
Tufty, she is a co-author of Finding Wildflowers in the Washington-Baltimore
Area. Marion is on the Board of Director of the Foundation of the Flora of
Virginia Project, a Fellow of the Virginia Academy of Science, and former
Board of the Foundation of the State Arboretum (at Blandy Experimental
Farm), and active member of the Virginia Native Plant Society. She is also a
member of the Audubon Naturalist Society.

Location: Kensington Library.

Directions: From the Washington Beltway (I-495)

Take Connecticut Avenue north to the third signal after the Beltway. Turn
left onto Knowles and go 2 1/2 blocks to the library on the right.

The meeting is open to non-members.

Registration is not required.


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