[BSW] CSI: Plants Nov. 13 7:30 PM + BSW Dinner sign-up

Kathy Bilton kathy at fred.net
Mon Nov 11 17:26:55 GMT 2013

Remember to sign up for the December 3rd BSW holiday potluck.  You can do 
it online at this URL:

(All you have to do is type on one of the lines and what you've written 
will automatically be saved.)

Robin Everly will be giving her presidential address "Still Evolving 
after 112 years: a historical look at the Botanical Society of Washington" 
at the dinner.


CSI: Plants! Wednesday, November 13. Time: 7:30pm.   Plants have been used 
in criminal investigations for hundreds of years. Seeds or plant debris 
found at a crime scene, details of plant anatomy, stomach content 
analysis, DNA sequence information, and more have provided evidence in 
crimes ranging from smuggling to kidnapping to murder. At the Friends of 
Dyke Marsh ( http://www.fodm.org/ ) quarterly meeting, Dr. Steven B. 
Carroll will discuss famous cases, modern techniques, and some surprising 
ways in which plant evidence is used in the investigation of crimes. Steve 
Carroll is Director of Public Programs at the State Arboretum of Virginia 
and Blandy Experimental Farm, University of Virginia. The program is 
co-sponsored by the American Horticultural Society, the Potowmack Chapter 
of the Virginia Native Plant Society, and the Tree Stewards of Arlington & 
Alexandria. This event is free and open to the public.   Location: Huntley 
Meadows Visitor Center, 3701 Lockheed Blvd, Alexandria, VA 22306


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