The shorter days of fall are a crucial time for wildlife, especially for migrating and hibernating species. Native trees, shrubs, and forbs provide an abundance of fruits and berries in autumn that support a wide variety of wildlife. Maryland botanist John Parrish will give a presentation on the wealth of native plants throughout the state that produce fruit and berries in the fall. Using live material, John will discuss identification techniques, as well as habitat requirements and distribution in the state. John will also discuss their tremendous importance to wildlife.
There will be a mailing party before the meeting, starting at 6:00pm. Volunteers are welcome - the more helping hands, the merrier! Native plants will be given to volunteers, courtesy of Chesapeake Natives, Inc..
Location: White Oak Library - Large Meeting Room
Directions: Exit the Washington Beltway at New Hampshire Ave (exit 28). Go north about 2 miles. The library is the first building on the right, once you have passed under Route 29, just after the Sears store.
There will be refreshments and door prizes. Pot luck refreshments are always welcome.
The meeting is open to non-members.
Meetings take place on the last Tuesday of each month.