Join Jessie Harris, MNPS member and botanical photographer and lecturer, for a slide presentation showing some of the native plants of Plummers Island, a number of which are uncommon. "Plummers Island is a small (12-acre) wooded island in the Potomac River in Montgomery County, Maryland, separated from the Maryland shore by only a narrow channel and is nine shore miles northwest (upriver) of the White House. The island was purchased by the Washington Biologists' Field Club in 1908 [with ownership eventually passing to the National Park Service in 1961]. The island has a high rocky center... which drops down in varying degrees of steepness to floodplain on the east and south sides. The relatively large flora recorded for the island is included in the recently published Checklist of the Vascular Plants of Plummers Island, Montgomery County, Maryland by Stanwyn G. Shetler, Sylvia Stone Orli, and Marcie Beyersdorfer." (Smithsonian Institution - D.C. Flora Website - Plummers Island Checklist).
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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