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MNPS Meeting: "Mosses for Beginners"

  • 03/31/2009
  • 7:30 PM
  • Kensington Park Library

Using slides, dramatization, models, and microscope work, Linda will introduce participants to moss anatomy, life cycle, ecology, human use, and gardening. She and her husband, Charles Davis, have inventoried mosses and liverworts for the National Park Service at Great Falls Park, Virginia, and at Piscataway Park and Fort Washington Park in Maryland. Linda is the convener for a moss study group that meets monthly at the Benjamin Banneker Center in southwest Baltimore County. When she's not looking at mosses, Linda tutors people with learning differences.

Download Linda's Moss Talk outline and resources (PDF, ~58 KB)

Location: Location Change: Kensington Park Library, this month only.

Directions: Kensington Park Library
4201 Knowles Ave
Kensington, MD 20895

From north (Rockville area): Go south on Rockville Pike to Strathmore Ave. (at light at Georgetown Prep) Left on Strathmore Ave., Rt. 547,. Strathmore becomes Knowles at the signal at Beach Drive after you have passed through the town of Garrett Park. Continue on Knowles for three short blocks to the library on the left.

From south (from the Beltway I-495): Take Connecticut Avenue north to the third signal after the Beltway. Turn left onto Knowles and go 2 1/2 blocks to the library on the right.

From east (Wheaton area): Take University Blvd. West to where it merges into Connecticut Ave. Go three signals (past the firehouse) to Knowles Avenue. Turn right on Knowles and go 2 1/2 blocks to the library on the right.

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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