Conservation of Serpentine Ecosystems: Soldier’s Delight and Beyond
Speaker: Dr. Marla S. McIntosh, Professor of Urban Forestry, University of Maryland, College Park, MD
Serpentine sites are inhospitable habitats for most plants. However, rare and unique species have evolved that are adapted to these globally rare hotspots of biodiversity. Learn about the importance of these fascinating serpentine ecosystems, enjoy the beauty of some rare and interesting serpentine plants, and find out about international efforts to conserve and utilize serpentine plants.
Location: Kensington Library.
Directions: From the Washington Beltway (I-495), Take Exit 33, Connecticut Avenue, north to the third signal after the Beltway. Turn left onto Knowles and go 2 1/2 blocks to the library on the right.
The meeting is open to non-members
Registration is not required.
Doors open around 6:30. Bring refreshments to share. Bring a mug to reduce the need for paper cups.