[BSW] Reminder: Next meeting April 2 + Trips + Misc.

Kathy Bilton kathy at fred.net
Mon Apr 1 06:41:52 CDT 2013


Date: Tuesday, April 2nd 7:00 PM
Speaker: Tom Mirenda, Smithsonian Gardens
Topic:  Orchids and Polar bears! NOT mutually exclusive!

Meeting location:  Vertebrate Zoology Seminar Room WG33 (ground floor), 
Smithsonian Institution, West Wing of the National Museum of Natural 
History, 10th St. and Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC. Use the 
Constitution Avenue entrance; wait to be escorted up. All are welcome. As 
usual, light refreshments will be served prior to and after the 
presentation. Contact Robin Everly (everlyr at si.edu) by Monday, April 1st 
to arrange for a badge for the March meeting.

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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Three field trips have been planned for April, two to Bear Island and one 
to Turkey Run. (April 6, 20 and 13.) For details see: 
http://botsoc.org/bswfieldtrips.html

Edd Barrows will be leading the trip to Turkey Run on the 13th and will 
make a list available at a later date.

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What's Behind The 'Fairy Circles' That Dot West Africa?
http://www.npr.org/2013/03/28/175369153/whats-behind-the-fairy-circles-that-dot-west-africa

Mystery Malady Kills More Bees, Heightening Worry on Farms
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/29/science/earth/soaring-bee-deaths-in-2012-sound-alarm-on-malady.html

Canadian Scientists Suggest Plants Show Altruistic Behavior
http://www.theworld.org/2013/03/plants-altruistic-behavior/

BOSTON - Historic butterfly communities in Massachusetts are dwindling and 
being rapidly replaced by their southern relatives, according to a Harvard 
study released Sunday. 
http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2012/08/20/study_southern_butterfly_species_growing_in_mass/



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