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MNPS Meeting: "Native Oak and Hickory ID: Workshop and Seed Exchange"

  • 11/27/2007
  • 7:30 PM
  • White Oak Library

Join MNPS members for a hands-on plant identification workshop and seed exchange. The Washington-Baltimore region contains a great diversity of native oaks, including numerous natural hybrids. We'll briefly discuss the identification of our native oaks and hybrids through the use of live material, including their habitats and distribution, and have acorns available from local, native trees for folks to plant. We'll also discuss identification techniques for distinguishing our region's four native hickory species. We expect to have nuts available from all four hickory species as well. In addition, we'll have seed collected from native grasses; some Carex spp.; species of Desmodium and Lespedeza; asters, sunflowers, thoroughworts, and goldenrods; other fall wildflowers; and various native shrubs available from local, native populations for exchange or giveaway.

There will be a mailing party beforehand to mail the election ballots, starting at 6:00pm. Volunteers are welcome!

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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