Owing to a great diversity of geologic conditions and habitats, the greater Washington, D.C. area is perhaps the most floristically diverse region in the eastern U.S. Despite much urbanization, many counties and cities in the metro area still support many globally-rare natural communities, impressive scenic resources, old-age forests, wetlands, rare plants and animals, open space, and numerous ancient trees. Greg Zell, Natural Resource Specialist with Arlington County, Virginia, will give a presentation on documenting and assessing Arlington’s surprising diversity of natural resources, including old-age forest remnants, wetlands and springs, champion and old-age trees, Magnolia Bog remnants, geologic features, and flora and fauna. He will also discuss the challenges and successes of protecting these resources.
Note: The mailing party originally scheduled for this date is canceled and will be rescheduled.
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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