[BSW] Field trip reminder + Snyder's tree cutting + Misc.
kathy at fred.net
Fri Mar 30 21:43:31 BST 2012
Reminder: There is a field trip tomorrow, March 31. Meet at 9 a.m. in the
parking area across from the Old Angler's Inn on MacArthur Blvd.
See this message for more details:
Weather calls for 30% chance of showers so bring raingear.
A couple of cell phone numbers to have on hand:
Flower note: Twinleaf in the Shepherdstown area has already bloomed, at
least in the couple of areas I checked today and two days ago. Floerkea
was in full bloom.
Don't forget that this year's Washington Academy of Sciences Capital
Science 2012 conference will be held March 31 - April 1, with the BSW
presentations being given on the 1st.
Maybe some will remember the cutting down of more than an acre of trees
beside C and O Canal property. The ranger who blew the whistle about it
has recently released a book about his trails and tribulations, and early
good days with the NPS. he title is: Worth Fighting For (A Park Rangers
Unexpected Battle Against Federal Bureaucrats and Washington Redskins
Owner Dan Snyder) by Robert Danno. A review is here:
Recently released invasive plant app:
Mid-Atlantic Early Detection Network
By UGA Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health
View More By This Developer
Mid-Atlantic Early Detection Network (MAEDN) is a vast network of land
managers, field experts, citizen scientists, naturalists, gardeners and
others interested in documenting invasive plant occurrences in the
mid-Atlantic region for the purposes of early detection, improved
management and better coordination. The region includes Delaware,
Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia and
the District of Columbia.
The current focus is on invasive plants but additional invasive insects
and diseases have been included in this App. Releases of approved
biological control agents can also be reported using EDDMapS but not
currently included in this App. Thanks to support from Invasive Plant
Control, Inc., National Park Service and USDA Forest Service, EDDMapS,
MAEDN and the MAEDN iPhone app is available to users at no cost.
Fwd: Climate-associated phenological advances in bee
pollinators and bee-pollinated plants (Peter Bernhardt)
More information about the BSW