[BSW] Note from our president + October 1st meeting + Misc.

Kathy Bilton kathy at fred.net
Fri Sep 6 12:57:27 CDT 2013


Hi All,

It's Robin Everly, your current President.  Nominations for BSW Secretary 
and Vice President will be discussed at the October 1 meeting.  We really 
need people willing to take on these positions.  If you have been on the 
fence about serving in the Botanical Society and have said to yourself 
"maybe in the future ?".  Well, THAT THE FUTURE IS NOW - we need for YOU 
to get involved.

Please talk to any officer, me, Vicki Funk or Paul Peterson on what is 
involved in serving the organization.  The more people involved, the less 
work for several people who have been keeping the group going for a number 
of years by handling SI Security, bring refreshments to the monthly 
meetings, organizing outings and hikes, arranging for speakers, reserving 
a table at Elephant & Castle, setting up the room for the presentation, 
etc.--the list goes on and I'm thankful to everyone who has helped me out 
in the last 2 years.

See ya in October

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Date: Tuesday, October 1st at 7:00 PM

Speaker: Ken Wurdack
     Research Scientist & Associate Curator
     Department of Botany
     National Museum of Natural History
     Smithsonian Institution

Topic: Recent Explorations at the Botanical Frontier in the Pakaraima 
Mountains of western Guyana

This talk will examine a mountainous region of western Guyana that 
includes many table-top mountains or tepuis. It will feature the 2012 
Kamakusa Mtn. Expedition and a first look at some of its scientific 
findings. 
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Birds protect Costa Rica's coffee crop
http://www.nature.com/news/birds-protect-costa-rica-s-coffee-crop-1.13689
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These Trees Eat Things. Seriously. 
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/05/trees-eating-things_n_3875192.html?ir=Green

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Glossy buckthorn becomes art in Cleveland
http://lists.maipc.org/pipermail/maipc-maipc.org/2013-September/000427.html
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VNPS Potowmack Chapter will open its propagation beds for a fall
preview sale tomorrow!

When: 9 am to 1 pm, Saturday, September 7, 2013
Where: Virginia Native Plant Society propagation beds
behind the Horticulture Center at Green Spring Garden Park
4603 Green Spring Road
Alexandria, VA




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