Ken Wurdack, Botanist with Smithsonian Institution, Department of Botany, will give a presentation on the botanical treasures uniquely occurring in Bibb County, Alabama. Bibb County in central Alabama has long been known to be rich in unusual plants since the discovery of Croton alabamensis in 1877. The remarkable discovery in 1992 of a new ecological community (Ketona Glades) with 8 undescribed endemic plants has propelled Bibb Co. to the forefront of southeastern US botanical and conservation activities. This talk will introduce the history, floristics, and biogeography of Bibb County and the Ketona Glades - a true botanical hotspot and one of The Nature Conservancy's "Last Great Places."
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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