Speakers: Melanie Choukas-Bradley, author, teacher and MNPS board member & Tina Thieme Brown, botanical artist, teacher and environmental activist
Melanie Choukas-Bradley and Tina Thieme Brown, author and artist of two books about Sugarloaf Mountain, Maryland, will talk about their “Wildflower in Focus” column for Marilandica, formerly the Native News. Over the past few years they have described and illustrated nearly two dozen Maryland wildflowers for MNPS. Their articles and artwork can be viewed on www.mdflora.org. They will describe their creative process from field work to finished article and art. As each wildflower is discussed they will invite input from the audience about their favorite places to see the plants. Melanie and Tina will also talk about their ten year project to document and celebrate the natural history and flora of Sugarloaf. Melanie teaches the summer wildflower identification course through ANS and the Graduate School and Tina teaches botanical art at the US Botanic Garden. They are longtime field trip leaders for ANS and other organizations. Melanie is also the author of City of Trees. Tina’s art studio in Barnesville, MD is part of the Countryside Artisans open studio tours.
Location: White Oak Library - Large Meeting Room. Doors open at 6:30, the talk begins at 7:30. The Library will be closed; enter the meeting room from the lower level.
Directions: Exit the Washington Beltway at New Hampshire Ave (exit 28). Go north about 2 miles. Once you have passed under Route 29 turn right at the blinking light, then turn left into the library parking lot. Directions and map.
There will be refreshments and door prizes. Pot luck refreshments are always welcome.
The meeting is open to non-members.
Registration is not required.
Meetings take place on the last Tuesday of each month.