[BSW] Great Falls this Saturday + Arlington Cemetey + Maria Sibylla Merian

Kathy Bilton kathy at fred.net
Wed Apr 3 20:13:09 BST 2013

This Saturday, 6 April the BSW will have a field trip to  Bear Island - C 
and O Canal - Mile 12.6 (Maryland). Meet at 9:00 a.m. at the parking area 
across from Old Angler's Inn.  At this point, the weather for Saturday is 
predicted to be sunny and pleasant with a high of 60°.

Things you may wish to bring: lunch to eat out on the rocks; water; hand 
lens; binoculars; fieldguides; sunscreen; hat.

Yesterday, 2 April, Google had a doodle in honor of Maria Sibylla Merian's 
366th birthday: 

There was strong interest in a BSW mug to be made available for purchase 
by members and to give out to speakers. Robin Everly will be doing some 
more looking into it, using a very nice pawpaw design by Alice Tangerini.

Chris Puttock raised the possibility of a Bioblitz in May at Rosaryville 
State Park. 

Meeting tomorrow at 1 PM regarding the proposed massive tree cutting at 
Arlington Cemetery.

>From VNPS-POT list:

Hello All –

Here is the link to the National Capital Planning Commission website with
information about the agenda and attendance at meetings:
http://www.ncpc.gov/.  All meetings are open to the public, and you do not
have to register ahead of time to attend.

 Note that the meeting runs from 1-3 pm tomorrow and that the Millen nium
Expansion project is last on the agenda.  But, if there is a crowd of people
interested in a particular project under consideration, the NCPC staff often
moves items up.  The room is not very large, so they probably want to avoid
extended overcrowding. In other words, if you’re planning to go, get there

Arlington House Woods is a Virginia Native Plant Society Registry site and 
it is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.


Final Notice. Register by Friday, April 12.

The 11th Smithsonian Botanical Symposium, "Avoiding Extinction: 
Contemporary Approaches to Conservation Science" will be held April 19-20, 
2013 in Washington, DC. The symposium speakers' abstracts and biographies 
are listed on the website http://botany.si.edu/sbs/. This year, the 
speakers are Scott P. Carroll (University of California at Davis), Andrea 
T. Kramer (Botanic Gardens Conservation International, US), Stuart Pimm 
(Duke University), Chris D. Thomas (University of York), Stephen Weller 
(University of California at Irvine), Dennis Whigham (Smithsonian 
Environmental Research Center), and Scott Wing (National Museum of Natural 

Smithsonian Botanical Symposium
April 19-20, 2013
Washington, D.C.

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