The purpose of this conference is to bring together experts from a variety of backgrounds who share the mission of our Society. When one thinks of the New England Wild Flower Society, we think of 100 years of conservation and propagation of native flora. Our first speaker will cover a range of straight-forward propagation techniques that he uses at Garden in the Woods. Next, the State Botanist will discuss his work surveying flora throughout Maryland. Also, current projects, the State's Herbarium, and rare plant studies. After lunch, the natural environment of today's setting, Harford Glen, and its mission of using the outdoor classroom will be discussed. Concurrently, a presentation on birding and the effects that the introduction of non-native species is having on bird populations will be held. It is notable that during the '40's many rows of Multiflora rose were planted at Harford Glenn by the Soil Conservation Service and promoted as "living fences". Throughout the day, native plants will be on sale under the pavilion. A plant sitting area will be provided by our co-sponsor; Harford County Master Gardeners.
Co-sponsored by Harford County Master Gardeners