Join Cris Fleming, MNPS president, field botanist, and USDA Graduate School plant ID instructor, for a presentation on rare and uncommon native plants of Maryland's piedmont region. Cris has surveyed sections of the fall line and piedmont in Harford, Baltimore, and Montgomery Counties while working for the Maryland Dept. of Natural Resources, Natural Heritage Program, and has extensively surveyed the Potomac Gorge section of Montgomery County's piedmont as a contractor for the National Park Service. Copies of Cris' paper on the occurrence of rare and uncommon plants in Maryland's piedmont, based, in part, on her field work, will also be available.
There will be a mailing party before the meeting, starting at 6:00pm. Volunteers are welcome - the more helping hands, the merrier! Native plants may be given to volunteers, courtesy of Chesapeake Natives, Inc..
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.