Movie Night and "Early-Bird" Walk
Co-sponsors: MNPS and Adkins Arboretum
Maryland Native Plant Society will screen the video Urban & Suburban Meadows: Bringing Meadowscaping to Big and Small Spaces by author and photographer Catherine Zimmerman. The 60-minute video brings into focus the diversity of life inhabiting meadows. It features meadow experts Michael Nadeau, Larry Weaner and Neil Diboll, who walk the viewer through meadow site preparation, design, planting, and maintenance. Entomologist Doug Tallamy, author of 'Bringing Nature Home,' explains the intricate connection between native plants, native insects, and the soil food web. It addresses the problems caused by the extensive planting of pesticide-ridden, non-native grass lawns across America. Discussion of the video and a brief MNPS business meeting will follow. Refreshments will be served.
There will be an early-bird guided walk at 6:15.
The meeting is open to non-members. Registration is requested.
Location: Adkins Arboretum, 12610 Eveland Road, near Ridgely, MD