[BSW] Reminder: Meeting this Tuesday, May 6 + Misc.

Kathy Bilton kathy at fred.net
Sun May 4 19:32:26 BST 2014


Our next meeting will be on May 6 at 7 PM.  The speaker will be
Jonathan Amith.

Jonathan D Amith (Ph.D. Anthropology, Yale University, 2000) is an
anthropologist, linguist, ethnobiologist, and historian. He will be
presenting his work and will show a film which he co-produced.

This documentary is about an elderly Nahuatl-speaking man, Silvestre
Pantaleón, and provides a window into a precarious world of rapid change:
the demise of an endangered language, a shifting local ecology, and the
displacement of local crafts by commercial manufactures. Approaching
ethnobotany from the perspective of linguistics and material culture
creates an opportunity to explore the impact of the aforementioned changes
on how local flora is talked about and used.

Location: VZ Conference Room WG33 (West Wing-Ground floor) Smithsonian
Institution, National Museum of Natural History

Light refreshments will be served

Pre-meeting dinner: 5:30 pm at the Elephant & Castle Pub and Restaurant,
1201 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W. (202-347-7707), diagonally across from the
Old Post Office Pavilion at 12th and Pennsylvania, a few blocks from the
museum. Federal Triangle (Orange/Blue) is the closest Metro Station and
Metro Center (Red/Orange/Blue) is nearby.

If you do not have a Smithsonian badge, please let Rob Soreng
(sorengr at si.edu) know by March 3 if you are coming to the meeting so that
he can arrange for badges.


Stuart McLean waxes poetic about Fiddleheads on the Vinyl Cafe
(Cafe website: http://www.cbc.ca/vinylcafe/home.php )

Please, don’t pick the flowers

Food Failures: Foraging Dos and Don'ts

Plants Talk. Plants Listen. Here's How

Killer cabbage threatens Texas state flower

Here's The Scoop On Jackfruit, A Ginormous Fruit To Feed The World

Hayfever sufferers, be warned — avoid at all costs the allergy capital of 
the world

Endangered Mexican Black Bears climb Santa Elena Canyon wall.

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