[BSW] Meeting reminder: tomorrow March 4

Kathy Bilton kathy at fred.net
Mon Mar 3 13:09:12 CST 2014


Next Meeting:  Tuesday, March 4, 7 PM
Speaker:  Jonathan Amith of Gettysburg College
Topic:  The film: Silvestre Pantaleón

It's the story of an elderly man from the Nahuatl-speaking village of San 
Agustín Oapan, Mexico. It begins as a local curandero reads the 
protagonist's fortune in the cards and diagnoses the costly remedy to his 
ills: a complex series of offerings to the hearth, the ants, the river, 
and the deceased.

Full details on: http://botsoc.org/
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Also, there's an upcoming MNPS meeting with the topic of native orcids:

THE MYSTERIOUS BIOLOGY of NATIVE ORCHIDS –
THE PERPLEXING CASE of Cypripedium acaule
7:30 PM March 25 at the Kensington Library
Speaker: Dr Douglas E Gill, Professor Emeritus, Dep't of Biology, UMD
http://mdflora.org/ViewEvent.ashx?eventId=848984


>From the Sunday Post:
D.C.’s trees are in the fight of their lives
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/dcs-trees-are-in-the-fight-of-their-lives/2014/02/28/3662604c-8eba-11e3-84e1-27626c5ef5fb_story.html



A jolt for the science behind harvesting maple sap
Scientists find way to harvest without taps or buckets or, even, what 
you’d call trees
http://www.bostonglobe.com/lifestyle/health-wellness/2014/03/02/traditional-harvesting-maple-sugar-from-forests-may-give-way-tree-farms/hrgPfMmb9ahtjM17FEeqqK/story.html


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