Speaker: Eugene Meyer, recently retired from Loyola University, currently science advisor for the deer management project at Jug Bay Wetland Sanctuary.
This talk will combine the big picture with practical steps. Gene will discuss how to recognize recovery from deer-overbrowsing in our forests and their herbaceous layers. Damage from overbrowsing is now known to include tree reproduction, loss of diversity of butterflies, wildflowers, and frogs, as well as stream erosion. Solutions to over-browsing are becoming available in Maryland. This leads to the question, How to find which areas are recovering?
Location: White Oak Library - Large Meeting Room. Doors open at 6:30, the talk begins at 7:30. The Library will be closed; enter the meeting room from the lower level.
Directions: Exit the Washington Beltway at New Hampshire Ave (exit 28). Go north about 2 miles. Once you have passed under Route 29 turn right at the blinking light, then turn left into the library parking lot. Directions and map.
There will be refreshments and door prizes. Pot luck refreshments are always welcome.
The meeting is open to non-members.
Registration is not required.
Meetings take place on the last Tuesday of each month.
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