Title: From Mountains to Sea: Maryland’s Natural Areas Project
Speaker: Kerry Wixted
Description: From the ancient peatlands in the western part of the State to globally rare serpentine savanna at Soldier’s Delight, Maryland is a small state with a lot to offer. The Maryland Natural Areas project has identified 31 special areas found within Maryland’s borders. Each has been identified as having a large concentration of rare species, rare natural communities, exemplary plant communities and/or unique geology. All Natural Areas are open to the public for all or part of the year. Come learn about Maryland’s Natural Areas and why they are truly special places to visit and explore.
Kerry Wixted is a natural resources biologist with the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife and Heritage Service. She runs several education programs including Project WILD and Wild Acres, a backyard wildlife habitat program. She has a keen interest in native plants and has worked with several rare species, including American ginseng.
Location: Kensington Library, 4201 Knowles Ave, Kensington, MD
Doors open by 7 PM.
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 the public.
Registration is not required. Those who register will receive information on any changes to the program.