Maryland’s western shore is home to many interesting seepage wetland communities, including carnivorous plant bogs, Atlantic white cedar swamps, sea-level fens, and remnant pine barrens communities that include pitch pine seepage wetlands. Join Phil Sheridan, botanist and director of Meadowview Biological Research Station, for an in-depth presentation on these globally-rare sites and similar communities on Virginia’s coastal plain, including land-use history and preservation and restoration efforts. Phil will also discuss Meadowview’s efforts to restore an extensive tract of rare longleaf pine and pitcher plant habitat in Virginia.
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.
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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