[BSW] Field trip reminder + Snyder's tree cutting + Misc.

Kathy Bilton kathy at fred.net
Fri Mar 30 15:43:31 CDT 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:
http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/botsoc/message/487

Weather calls for 30% chance of showers so bring raingear.

A couple of cell phone numbers to have on hand:
Rob: 240-855-5551
Kathy 301-991-5470

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.
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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.
http://www.washacadsci.org/capsci12/body.htm
http://www.botsoc.org/2012CapSciBotSoc.pdf
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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:
http://www.anpr.org/dannobook.htm


http://www.wjla.com/articles/2012/03/only-on-7-whistleblower-in-dan-snyder-scandal-writes-a-book--73602.html
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MAEDN and the MAEDN iPhone app is available to users at no cost.

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  Fwd: Climate-associated phenological advances in bee
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