[BSW] Reminder: Tomorrow, Tuesday June 3 - Flora of Virginia

Kathy Bilton kathy at fred.net
Mon Jun 2 17:54:59 BST 2014

Next meeting: Tuesday, June 3 at 7 P.M.

Speaker: Marion B. Lobstein, Professor Emeritus, Northern Virginia 
Community College
Vice-President of the Foundation of the Flora of Virginia Project
Former President of BSW (1987-1988)

Topic: Flora of Virginia Project

Virginia, for its landmass, has the most diversity of vascular plant 
species of any state in the United States. The Colony of Virginia had the 
first flora, Flora Virginica, of any of the colonies which was last 
updated in 1762. Since 1926 the Virginia Academy of Science has supported 
efforts to produce a modern Flora of Virginia. In 2001 the Foundation of 
the Flora of Virginia was formed in 2001 to realize this goal. The Flora 
of Virginia was published in December 2012. The second printing with 
corrections was published December 2013. The Foundation of the Flora of 
Virginia project will continue to function to accomplish future goal of 
the Project. Marion Lobstein will overview the development and features of 
the Flora of Virginia and will discuss future plans of the Foundation of 
the Flora of Virginia Project to supplement the Flora.

Meeting location: VZ Conference Room (WG 33) on the ground floor of the 
west wing, Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, 
10th St. and Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC. Use the Constitution 
Avenue entrance; wait to be escorted up. All are welcome. As usual, light 
refreshments will be served prior to and after the presentation.

Please email sorengr at si.edu to arrange for a pass to get to the meeting 

Pre-meeting dinner: 5:30 P.M. at the Elephant & Castle Pub and Restaurant, 
1201 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., Washington. Phone 202-347-7707. The 
restaurant is diagonally across from the Old Post Office Pavilion at 12th 
and Pennsylvania, a few blocks from the Museum, with Federal Triangle the 
nearest Metro station, and Metro Center also nearby.

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