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MNPS Meeting: "Preserving Maryland’s Grasslands"

  • 04/27/2010
  • 7:30 PM
  • White Oak Library


Speaker: Randy Pheobus, MNPS member and Director of the Native Grasslands Conservancy

Topic: Randy Pheobus will give a presentation on the different types of natural grasslands in Maryland and the many heliophilic or sun-loving plant species that are specially adapted to open conditions of woodland edges and openings, glades, meadows, and grasslands. Randy will also discuss conservation efforts in preserving remaining grasslands and open areas in Maryland, as well as restoration and replanting efforts at existing sites. Species that are rare, dwindling, and in need of conservation and protection will be discussed, including propagation efforts from seed collection throughout the state and region.

Location: White Oak Library - Large Meeting Room

Directions: Exit the Washington Beltway at New Hampshire Ave (exit 28). Go north about 2 miles. The library is the first building on the right, once you have passed under Route 29, just after the Sears store. Directions and map.

There will be refreshments and door prizes. Pot luck refreshments are always welcome.

The meeting is open to non-members.

Meetings take place on the last Tuesday of each month.

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