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Upcoming events

    • 05/30/2017
    • 7:30 PM
    • Kensington Park Library, Kensington, MD
    Speaker: Rod Simmons, Natural Resources Manager & Plant Ecologist, City of Alexandria; MNPS Board member

    Description: In 2017, MNPS is featuring the Pea Family. Rod will take us on a tour of the diverse regional members of this fascinating family and their habitats.

    Location: Kensington Park Library.

    Directions: From the Washington Beltway (I-495)

    Take Exit 33, Connecticut Avenue, north to the third signal after the Beltway. Turn left onto Knowles Avenue and go 2 1/2 blocks to the library on the right. 4201 Knowles Ave.

    The meeting is open to non-members.

    Registration is not required.

    • 06/02/2017
    • 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    • New Germany State Park, Garrett County

    Topic: Weed or Wildflower?

    Leaders: Christine Campe-Price, Friends of New Germany State Park & Liz McDowell, MNPS

    Want to help preserve our regional biodiversity? Then bring your work gloves, kneeling pads, favorite weeding tools & some elbow grease to remove unwanted plants from the native plant garden. As you work, you’ll learn how to identify common weeds and why protecting native plants is so critical for wildlife. Meet at the native plant garden near the dam. Please bring your own water bottle, insect spray & sunscreen. In case of rain this activity will be cancelled.

    Directions: From I-68 take exit 22 and follow signs for New Germany State Park. Turn left into the park onto McAndrews Hill Road. The program will be held in the native plant garden near parking lot #5.

    No registration.


    • 06/08/2017
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Brookside Gardens Visitors Center, Wheaton, MD
    Sponsored by Friends of Brookside Gardens, in partnership with Maryland Native Plant Society

    Learn how and why native plants are critical to the survival and vitality of local ecosystems with author, landscape designer and documentary filmmaker Catherine Zimmerman. Talk will be followed by a screening of her latest documentary, Hometown Habitat, featuring Doug Tallamy, entomologist and author of Bringing Nature Home.

    Brookside Gardens, Visitors Center Auditorium 1800 Glenallan Ave., Wheaton MD 20902

    Free. Registration is required.

    Register on the Friends of Brookside Gardens website. Specify Course #30718. No registration on the MNPS website.

    • 06/27/2017
    • 7:30 PM
    • Kensington Park Library, Kensington, MD
    Speaker: Christopher Frye, Maryland State Botanist, Wildlife & Heritage Service

    Description: The revised and expanded list of Maryland's rare, threatened and endangered plants was published in January. It contains a wealth of information about Maryland's plants that are most in need of conservation.

    Location: Kensington Park Library.

    Directions: From the Washington Beltway (I-495)

    Take Exit 33, Connecticut Avenue, north to the third signal after the Beltway. Turn left onto Knowles Avenue and go 2 1/2 blocks to the library on the right. 4201 Knowles Ave.

    The meeting is open to non-members.

    Registration is not required.

    • 07/25/2017
    • 7:30 PM
    • Silver Spring Civic Center, Kensington, MD
    Speaker: Joe Marx, Geologist, Northern VA Community College

    Location: Silver Spring Civic Center

    Directions: Silver Spring Civic Building  1 Veterans Pl, Silver Spring, MD 20910. (GPS device address: 8525 Fenton Street, Silver Spring) It's at the intersection of Ellsworth Drive and Fenton Street.

    Parking in the garage across street from the civic center, on Ellsworth, is free if you enter after 7:00 p.m.

    The program is open to non-members.

    Registration is not required.

    • 08/04/2017
    • 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    • New Germany State Park, Garrett County

    Topic: Weed or Wildflower?

    Leaders: Christine Campe-Price, Friends of New Germany State Park & Liz McDowell, MNPS

    Want to help preserve our regional biodiversity? Then bring your work gloves, kneeling pads, favorite weeding tools & some elbow grease to remove unwanted plants from the native plant garden. As you work, you’ll learn how to identify common weeds and why protecting native plants is so critical for wildlife. Meet at the native plant garden near the dam. Please bring your own water bottle, insect spray & sunscreen. In case of rain this activity will be cancelled.

    Directions: From I-68 take exit 22 and follow signs for New Germany State Park. Turn left into the park onto McAndrews Hill Road. The program will be held in the native plant garden near parking lot #5.

    No registration.


    • 10/19/2017
    • 7:00 PM
    • Frostburg State University, Compton Science Center, Room 327

    Topic: TBD 

    Speaker: Karen Johnson, Graduate Student, Biology Department, Frostburg State University

    This free program will begin promptly at 7:00 pm; the public is welcome to attend. Details to follow.

    Directions: From I-68 take exit 33 (Braddock Rd & Midlothian Rd exit). Follow Braddock Road approximately 1.3 miles to stop sign. Turn left onto Park Avenue. Drive a short distance and turn left, following signs for the Compton Parking Lot.

    No registration.


    • 11/16/2017
    • 7:00 PM
    • Frostburg State University, Compton Science Center, Room TBD

    Topic: TBD 

    Speaker: Erica Duda, Graduate Student, Biology Department, Frostburg State University

    This free program will begin promptly at 7:00 pm; the public is welcome to attend. Details to follow.

    Directions: From I-68 take exit 33 (Braddock Rd & Midlothian Rd exit). Follow Braddock Road approximately 1.3 miles to stop sign. Turn left onto Park Avenue. Drive a short distance and turn left, following signs for the Compton Parking Lot.

    No registration.


Past events

05/13/2017 Mountain Maryland Native Plant Festival
05/05/2017 Western Mountains Chapter: Outdoor Activity
04/25/2017 MNPS Program: Native orchids - Ecologically interesting and deserving of MNPS support for their conservation
04/23/2017 MNPS Workshop: SERC Flora Project
03/28/2017 MNPS Program: Bringing Back the Grasslands, One Lawn at a Time
03/16/2017 Western Mountains Chapter: March Meeting & Program
02/28/2017 MNPS Program: Vulnerability of Tidal Wetlands to Sea Level Rise (Tuesday)
02/16/2017 Western Mountains Chapter: February Meeting & Program
01/31/2017 MNPS Program: A tale of two vines (Tuesday)
11/29/2016 The Science behind Wild and Designed Plant Communities (Tuesday)
10/28/2016 Additions, Deletions and Re-deletions to the Maryland Flora (Friday)
10/25/2016 Native Medicinal Plants: Cultivation, Conservation and Ethnobotany (Tuesday)
10/18/2016 Western Mountains Chapter: October Meeting & Program
10/01/2016 MNPS Program and Field Trip: Introduction to Native Plants and Visit to Cavano's Perennials (Saturday)
09/27/2016 Documenting Maryland's Flora Through Space and Time: the Norton-Brown Herbarium and the Maryland Plant Atlas
08/30/2016 Native Plant Production Utilizing Seeds of Local Ecotype
08/16/2016 Western Mountains Chapter: August Meeting & Program
07/26/2016 Creating Beautiful Landscapes for Pollinator and Wildlife Habitat: Smithsonian Gardens to Your Front Yard (Tuesday)
06/28/2016 Conifer Diversity in Maryland: Identification and Ecology (Tuesday)
06/21/2016 Western Mountains Chapter: June Meeting & Program
05/31/2016 Update on Wavyleaf Basketgrass: Habitat, Dispersal, Competition and Control (Tuesday)
05/14/2016 Mountain Maryland Native Plant Festival
04/26/2016 Signs of Deer
04/19/2016 Western Mountains Chapter: April Meeting & Program
03/29/2016 Year of the Conifer (Tuesday)
03/17/2016 Native Plants in the Landscape (Thursday)
02/23/2016 Vegetation Dynamics in Serpentine Soil (Tuesday)
02/16/2016 CANCELLED Western Mountains Chapter: February Meeting & Program
01/26/2016 Year of the Conifer- CANCELED DUE TO SNOW AND ICE
11/17/2015 Holiday Social and Members Share Night
10/27/2015 Native Plants of the Mid-Atlantic: Botanical Artists for Education and the Environment
10/20/2015 Western Mts Chapter Program: An Evaluation of Pest and Disease Vulnerability of DC Urban Street Trees
10/17/2015 Western Mts Chapter Program: Ginseng Talk & Fall Foliage Walk
09/29/2015 Ecological Restoration of Invaded Urban Forests
08/25/2015 What's in a Name? Botanical Names Explored
08/18/2015 Western Mountains Chapter Program
07/28/2015 MNPS Program: NatureServe- A Network Approach to Conserving Plants
06/30/2015 MNPS Program: Native and Non-native Vines in Maryland’s Natural Areas
06/20/2015 MNPS Northeast Chapter Field Trip and Meeting (Saturday)
06/16/2015 Woodland Ecosystems Urban Design (Tuesday)
06/16/2015 MNPS Western Mountains Chapter Meeting and Field Trip
06/13/2015 Bay-Wise and Beautiful Garden Tour (Saturday)
05/26/2015 Non-native invasive insects and diseases: What do they like to eat and attack?
05/07/2015 MNPS Northeast Chapter Program
05/07/2015 Douglas Tallamy- Book Signing and Presentation
04/28/2015 Effects of Non-native Earthworms on Mid-Atlantic Forest Soils
04/21/2015 MNPS Western Mountains Chapter Meeting and Program
03/31/2015 Statewide Eyes Program: A Citizen Science Contribution to Protecting Maryland Biodiversity
03/14/2015 MNPS North East Chapter Meeting
02/24/2015 Year of the Vines
02/17/2015 MNPS Western Mountains Chapter Meeting and Program
01/27/2015 The Effects of Climate Change on Native Plants
10/28/2014 A Year in Rock Creek Park: the Wild, Wooded Heart of Washington, DC
10/21/2014 MNPS Western Mts Chapter Meeting and Program
09/30/2014 Deer Overabundance: Unintended Ecological Consequences
08/26/2014 Herbal Uses for Native Plants - and a few pioneers...
08/19/2014 MNPS Western Mts Chapter Meeting and Program
07/29/2014 The Maryland Amphibian Reptile Atlas
06/24/2014 Amelanchier (Shadbush) of the Potomac Gorge
05/27/2014 The Decline of Orchid Populations in the Catoctin Mountains
05/04/2014 Native Plant Palooza
04/29/2014 Maryland Botanical Heritage Work Group Report Highlights
04/19/2014 Prince Georges County Members Meeting
04/15/2014 MNPS Western Mts Chapter Meeting and Program
03/25/2014 The Mysterious Biology of Native Orchids
02/25/2014 Maryland Biodiversity Project
02/18/2014 MNPS Western Mts Chapter Meeting and Program
01/28/2014 MNPS Monthly Program: Introduction to the Rose Family in Maryland
01/22/2014 Plant Conservation Lecture Series- United States Botanic Garden
11/26/2013 MNPS Monthly Program: Members Share and (Short) Annual Meeting
11/09/2013 Pennsylvania Native Plant Society Annual Meeting
10/29/2013 MNPS Monthly Program: How Are Mountain Wildflowers and Pollinators Responding to a Changing Climate?
10/22/2013 MNPS Program: Learn about Lupines and Invasive Plants
10/15/2013 MNPS Western Mountains Chapter Meeting
09/24/2013 MNPS Monthly Program: Challenges of Native Prairie Coastal Restoration
08/27/2013 MNPS Monthly Program: Geology and Natural History of Maryland
08/20/2013 MNPS Western Mountains Chapter Meeting
07/30/2013 MNPS Monthly Program: Let’s Do Lunch-The Uneasy Relationship Between Ungulates and the Landscapes They Inhabit
06/25/2013 MNPS Monthly Program: From Mountains to Sea: Maryland’s Natural Areas
06/18/2013 MNPS Western Mountains Chapter Meeting
06/01/2013 Spring Gardening Open House
05/30/2013 Smarter Growth Alliance For Charles County
05/28/2013 MNPS Monthly Program: The Path from Heath to Gardens
05/15/2013 MNPS Program: Native Plant Garden Tour
05/14/2013 Movie Night and "Early-Bird" Walk
05/09/2013 Magnolia Bogs of the Fall Line
05/02/2013 Native Plant Sale Preview and Lecture: Brookside Gardens
04/30/2013 MNPS Monthly Program: Heath Diversity in Maryland
04/16/2013 MNPS Western Mountains Chapter Meeting
03/26/2013 MNPS Monthly Program: The Ecology of Wavyleaf Basketgrass
02/26/2013 MNPS Monthly Program: Introduction to Maryland's Heaths
02/19/2013 MNPS Western Mountains Chapter Meeting
01/29/2013 MNPS Monthly Program: Oak Hybrids of Our Region
12/04/2012 Bot Society of Washington Annual Banquet
11/27/2012 MNPS Monthly/Annual Meeting: Oak Tree Anatomy
11/14/2012 MNPS Baltimore Chapter Monthly Lecture/Workshop: Winter Oak Indentification Workshop
11/13/2012 Mountain Laurel Garden Club Meeting
11/03/2012 Pennsylvania Native Plant Society Annual Meeting
10/30/2012 MNPS Monthly Meeting: CANCELED
10/17/2012 MNPS Greater Baltimore Monthly Lecture/Discussion: A Bee's Eye View of Pollination
10/16/2012 MNPS Western Mountains Chapter Meeting
09/25/2012 MNPS Monthly Meeting: Oaks of MD-What's Quirky About Quercus?
09/19/2012 MNPS Greater Baltimore Monthly Lecture: New Pests & Diseases of Maryland's Forests
08/28/2012 MNPS Monthly Meeting: Conservation of Serpentine Ecosystems: Soldier’s Delight and Beyond
08/21/2012 MNPS Western Mountains Chapter Meeting
07/31/2012 MNPS Monthly Meeting: "An Ozone Monitoring Garden"
07/18/2012 MNPS Greater Baltimore Monthly Lecture/Discussion: Saving Wild Plants at Meadowlark Garden
06/26/2012 Last Minute Change: MNPS Monthly Meeting
06/20/2012 MNPS Baltimore Chapter Montly Lecture/Discussion: Rain Garden Design
06/19/2012 MNPS Western Mountains Chapter Meeting:
06/09/2012 Natural History Tree Tour
06/03/2012 Presentation: American Canopy
05/29/2012 MNPS Monthly Meeting: Deer Management in Montgomery County
05/16/2012 MNPS Baltimore Chapter Monthly Lecture/Discussion: Maryland's Orchids
04/24/2012 MNPS Monthly Meeting: The Natural History Of Oak-Feeding Insects in Maryland
04/18/2012 MNPS Baltimore Chapter Monthly Lecture/Discussion: Native Plant Nurseryman Roundtable
04/18/2012 Tree Essentials
04/18/2012 Picky Partners: Why Our Native Orchids Grow Where They Do
04/17/2012 MNPS Western Mts Chapter Meeting: "A Native American Species Becomes a New Fruit Crop"
04/11/2012 Native Orchids: A National Approach to Conservation
04/11/2012 Meeting: The Rebuild of Poplar Island
03/27/2012 MNPS Monthly Meeting: The Flora of Virginia Project
03/21/2012 MNPS Baltimore Chapter Monthly Lecture/Discussion: Saving the Sundial Lupine
03/20/2012 Doug Tallamy: Bringing Nature Home
02/28/2012 MNPS Monthly Meeting: Winter Oak Identification Workshop
02/21/2012 MNPS Western Mountains Chapter Meeting: "Going Native in Your Backyard"
02/15/2012 MNPS Baltimore Chapter Monthly Lecture/Discussion: Wavy-leaved Basketgrass Ecology
01/31/2012 MNPS Monthly Meeting: Landscaping with Native Plants to Attract Hummingbirds, Butterflies, and Other Wildlife
01/19/2012 VNPS Program: A Bee’s Eye View of Native Plants
01/19/2012 Maryland Invasive Species Council Meeting
01/18/2012 MNPS Baltimore Chapter Monthly Lecture/Discussion: Soldiers Delight Restoration
12/14/2011 MNPS Baltimore Chapter Monthly Meeting: Holiday Share Night
12/13/2011 MNPS Holiday Social and Members Share Night Plus Annual Business Meeting
11/29/2011 MNPS Monthly Meeting: "An Ozone Monitoring Garden"
11/16/2011 MNPS Baltimore Chapter Monthly Meeting: TreeBaltimore
10/25/2011 MNPS Montgomery Chapter Meeting: "The Old-Growth Forest Network: America's Next Idea"
10/19/2011 MNPS Baltimore Chapter Monthly Meeting: Blue Water Baltimore
10/18/2011 MNPS Chapter Meeting: Western Mountains
10/09/2011 VNPS-Potowmack Chapter Annual Meeting and Meadow Walk
09/27/2011 MNPS Montgomery Chapter Meeting: "Uncultivated: A Physical and Virtual Tour of Baltimore’s Wild Plants"
09/21/2011 MNPS Baltimore Chapter Meeting/Workshop: Fall Wildflowers
08/30/2011 MNPS Montgomery Chapter Meeting: "Pimple Dunes of the Eastern Shore Barrier Islands"
08/16/2011 MNPS Chapter Meeting: Western Mountains
08/03/2011 Program: ICC Environmental Stewardship/Compensatory Mitigation Effort
07/26/2011 MNPS Montgomery Chapter Meeting: "Ferns in the Natural Landscape"
07/23/2011 Program: Bold Native Plants and Their Hybrids, Green Spring Gardens, VA
07/20/2011 MNPS Chapter Meeting: Greater Baltimore
06/28/2011 MNPS Montgomery Chapter Meeting: "Deer Management in Natural Areas"
06/21/2011 MNPS Chapter Meeting: Western Mountains
05/31/2011 MNPS Montgomery Chapter Meeting: "Wildflowers in Focus"
05/18/2011 MNPS Chapter Meeting: Greater Baltimore
05/07/2011 Presentation: "The Safe Lawn: How and Why to Create a Beautiful, Natural Landscape"
05/05/2011 Movie Screening: "A Chemical Reaction: The Story of a True Green Revolution"
04/26/2011 MNPS Montgomery Chapter Meeting: Fern Identification Workshop
03/29/2011 MNPS Montgomery Chapter Meeting: "Alienweeds: The Art of Invasives"
03/16/2011 Greater Baltimore Chapter Meeting
02/22/2011 Still Happening! MNPS Montgomery Chapter Meeting: "Tree ID Workshop"
01/25/2011 MNPS Montgomery Chapter Meeting: "Unexplored Pine Barrens of the Washington, DC Area"
12/14/2010 MNPS Holiday Social and Members Share Night Plus Annual Business Meeting
11/30/2010 MNPS Montgomery Chapter Meeting: "Wild Uses of Plants"
11/17/2010 Greater Baltimore Chapter Meeting
11/11/2010 Bringing Native Plants and Wildlife into the Managed Landscape
10/26/2010 MNPS Montgomery Chapter Meeting: "Maryland Native Plants and the Pollinators that Love Them"
10/21/2010 Presentation: "Native Plants and Invasive Species"
10/20/2010 MNPS Greater Baltimore Chapter Meeting
10/19/2010 MNPS Western Mountains Chapter Meeting
09/28/2010 MNPS Montgomery Chapter Meeting: "Bringing Nature Home - The Importance of Conserving and Planting Native for Biodiversity"
09/21/2010 ICC Public Meeting: PB-H Stream Restoration Projects
09/15/2010 ICC Public Meeting: PB-H Stream Restoration Projects
09/15/2010 Greater Baltimore Chapter Meeting
08/31/2010 MNPS Montgomery Chapter Meeting: "Summer Wildflower Identification Workshop"
08/17/2010 MNPS Western Mountains Chapter Meeting: "What's the Rush?"
08/07/2010 Butterflies in the Garden
07/31/2010 Butterflies in the Garden
07/28/2010 Butterflies in the Garden
07/27/2010 MNPS Montgomery Chapter Meeting: "Fern Identification"
07/10/2010 Going Native in Your Backyard
06/29/2010 MNPS Montgomery Chapter Meeting: "Regeneration: Recovering a Nature Center from an Unnatural Invasive Plant Infestation"
06/16/2010 MNPS Baltimore Chapter Brainstorming Session
05/25/2010 MNPS Meeting: "The Enchanting Root: An Exploration of the Lore, Life and Status of American Ginseng"
05/19/2010 MNPS Chapter Meeting: "Ferns of the Area and Where They Grow", Greater Baltimore
04/27/2010 MNPS Meeting: "Preserving Maryland’s Grasslands"
04/20/2010 MNPS Chapter Meeting: "TBA", Western Mountains
03/30/2010 MNPS Meeting: "Vernal Pools"
03/17/2010 MNPS Chapter Meeting: "Preserving Biodiversity - How Pollinators Benefit from a Vibrant Heliophilic Native Plant Community", Baltimore
02/23/2010 MNPS Meeting: "Threatened Lands in Maryland and What MNPS Is Doing to Protect Them"
01/26/2010 MNPS Meeting: "Rare and Uncommon Native Plants of Maryland's Piedmont"
12/15/2009 MNPS Annual Holiday Social and Members Share Night plus Annual MNPS Business Meeting
11/24/2009 MNPS Meeting: "Last Survivors of Magnolia Bog Flora in Maryland, D.C., and Virginia"
10/27/2009 MNPS Meeting: "A Year of Botanical Exploration in Maryland and Vicinity"
09/29/2009 MNPS Meeting: "Habitat Value of Natives: More Than Fashionable Flowers, Part II"
08/25/2009 MNPS Meeting: "Summer Wildflower Identification Workshop"
07/28/2009 MNPS Meeting: "Champion Trees of Maryland"
06/30/2009 MNPS Meeting: "The Secret to Maintaining a Productive Butterfly Garden"
05/26/2009 MNPS Meeting: "Whither Potomac Wildness?"
04/28/2009 MNPS Meeting: "Spring Flowering Native Plants of Maryland"
03/31/2009 MNPS Meeting: "Mosses for Beginners"
02/24/2009 MNPS Meeting: "Winter Evergreens"
01/27/2009 MNPS Meeting: "Winter Fruits, Berries, Seeds, and Pods"
12/16/2008 MNPS Annual Holiday Social and Members Share Night plus Annual MNPS Business Meeting
11/25/2008 MNPS Meeting: "Travilah Serpentine Barrens: A Globally Rare Natural Community"
10/28/2008 MNPS Meeting: "Roots: The Underground Business End of the Tree System"
09/30/2008 MNPS Meeting: "The Case of the Promiscuous Quillworts"
08/26/2008 MNPS Meeting: "A Year of Botanical Exploration in Maryland and Vicinity"
07/29/2008 MNPS Meeting: "Habitat Value of Natives: More Than Fashionable Flowers"
06/24/2008 MNPS Meeting: "Wavyleaf Basketgrass Moves in Waves through Maryland Forests"
05/27/2008 MNPS Meeting: "Our Native Pollinators"
04/29/2008 MNPS Meeting: "Non-Native Plants: The Green Invasion"
03/25/2008 MNPS Meeting: "Spring Flowering Native Plants of Maryland"
02/26/2008 MNPS Meeting: "Rights of Nature"
01/29/2008 MNPS Meeting: "Wild Orchids of North America"
12/18/2007 MNPS Annual Holiday Social and Members Share Night plus Annual MNPS Business Meeting
11/27/2007 MNPS Meeting: "Native Oak and Hickory ID: Workshop and Seed Exchange"
10/30/2007 MNPS Meeting: "Why Do These Plants Grow Here...and Not There? A Baltimore-Area Perspective on Native Plant Communities and their Habitats - Part II"
09/25/2007 MNPS Meeting: "Economics: A Very Important Subject for Conservationists"
08/28/2007 MNPS Meeting: "Summer Wildflower Identification Workshop"
07/31/2007 MNPS Meeting: "Tree Branch Anatomy and Why It Matters"
06/26/2007 MNPS Meeting: "Why Do These Plants Grow Here...and Not There? A Baltimore-Area Perspective on Native Plant Communities and their Habitats"
05/29/2007 MNPS Meeting: "Saving Maryland's Baltimore Checkerspot Butterfly"
04/24/2007 MNPS Meeting: "Preparing a Natural Resources Management Plan for Arlington County, Virginia"
03/27/2007 MNPS Meeting: "Spring Flowering Native Plants of Maryland"
02/27/2007 MNPS Meeting: "Rare and Uncommon Native Plants of Maryland's Piedmont"
01/30/2007 MNPS Meeting: "Winter Evergreen Identification Workshop"
12/19/2006 MNPS Annual Holiday Social and Members Share Night plus Annual MNPS Business Meeting
11/28/2006 MNPS Meeting: "Flora of Plummers Island"
10/24/2006 MNPS Meeting: "The Importance of Hybridization in the Systematic Evolution of Oaks"
09/26/2006 MNPS Meeting: "Goldenrods, Asters, and Thoroughworts"
08/29/2006 MNPS Meeting: "Dragonfly Diversity and Conservation"
07/25/2006 MNPS Meeting: "Native Plant Pollinators"
06/27/2006 MNPS Meeting: "Native Alternatives to Invasive Plants"
05/30/2006 MNPS Meeting: "Ferns of Maryland"
04/25/2006 MNPS Meeting: "Spring Flowering Native Plants of Maryland"
03/28/2006 MNPS Meeting: "American Chestnut: Past Abundance and Future Restoration"
02/28/2006 MNPS Meeting: "Travilah Barrens: Maryland's Last Remaining Serpentinite Forest"
01/31/2006 MNPS Meeting: "Bibb County, Alabama: A Botanical Hotspot"
12/20/2005 MNPS Annual Holiday Social and Members Share Night plus Annual MNPS Business Meeting
11/29/2005 MNPS Meeting: "The Importance of Hybridization in the Systematic Evolution of Oaks"
10/25/2005 MNPS Meeting: "Fall Fruits and Berries"
09/27/2005 MNPS Meeting: "Goldenrods, Asters, and Thoroughworts"
08/30/2005 MNPS Meeting: "Diversity of Maryland and Virginia Plant Life"
07/26/2005 MNPS Meeting: "Identification and Restoration of Seepage Wetlands in Maryland and Virginia"
06/28/2005 MNPS Meeting: "Not Just a Pretty Face: Plants with a Purpose"
05/31/2005 MNPS Meeting: "The Natural History and Wildflowers of Sugarloaf Mountain"
04/26/2005 MNPS Meeting: "Spring Wildflowers"
03/29/2005 MNPS Meeting: "Potomac Gorge Habitat Restoration"
02/22/2005 MNPS Meeting: "Compartmentalization: The Dynamic Tree Defense Process"
01/25/2005 MNPS Meeting: "Threatened Lands in Maryland and What MNPS is Doing To Protect Them"
12/20/2004 MNPS Annual Holiday Social and Members Share Night Plus Annual MNPS Business Meeting
11/30/2004 MNPS Meeting: "Local Pollinators"
10/26/2004 MNPS Meeting: "Botany in the Washington, D.C., Region: A Historical Overview"
09/28/2004 MNPS Meeting: "Natural Grassland Communities in Maryland"

MNPS Meeting Archive

2004

2003

  • December: "MNPS Annual Holiday Social and Members Share Night"
  • November: "Preserving the Natural Heritage of Our Urban Trees", Shirley Street
  • August: "Diabase Communities of the Washington Metro Area", John Parrish and Rod Simmons
  • July: "Streambank Erosion in Suburban Stream Valley Parks", John De Noyer and Ann Czonka
  • June: "Identification and Control of Invasive Exotic Plants", Liz Nalle
  • May: "Terrace Gravel Forest Communities and the D.C. Civil War Fort Sites", Mary Pat Rowan and Lou Aronica
  • April: "Mosses, Liverworts, and Lichens", Leah Oliver
  • March: "A Celebration of Our Spring Woodland Wildflowers", Rod Simmons
  • February: "Winter Evergreen Plant ID", John Parrish
  • January: "The Diversity of Maryland's Carnivorous Plant Bogs and Atlantic White Cedar Communities", Phil Sheridan

2002

  • December: "MNPS Annual Holiday Social and Members Share Night"
  • November: "Crabtree Creek Old-Growth Forest, Garrett County", Bob DeGroot
  • October: "Maryland Birds and Their Habitat Requirements", Fred Fallon
  • September: "Maryland Natural Heritage Rare Butterfly Survey Project", Dick Smith
  • August: "Conserving Older Trees in the Landscape", Eileen O'Brien
  • July: "MNPS Field Botany Surveys"
  • June: "Native Plants & Ecological Gardening", Lou Aronica and Mary Pat Rowan
  • May: "The Flora of the Greater Washington, D.C., Area", Stanwyn Shetler
  • April: "Wetland Ecology", Karyn Molines
  • March: "Ephemerals and Other Plants of Spring", Rod Simmons
  • February: "Commercial Production of Native Seed", Sara Tangren
  • January: "Habitats and Plants of the Potomac Gorge", Cris Fleming

2001

  • September: "Magnolia Bogs: Their Importance and Vulnerability", Rod Simmons and Mark Strong
  • August: "Restoring Native Plant Communities", Keith Bowers
  • July: "The Green Menace: The Threat of Invasive Non-Native Plants to Rock Creek Park", Blaine Eckberg
  • June: "Identification and Control of Invasive Exotic Plants", Marc Imlay
  • May: "Rare Habitats and Rare Plants of Maryland", Cris Fleming
  • April: "Wild Uses of Plants", Karyn Molines
  • March: "Spring Wildflowers", Rod Simmons
  • February: "Forgotten Pollinators and the Importance of Backyard Conservation", Leslie Gilbert

2000

1999

  • October: "Exploring Wetlands in the Chesapeake Bay Region", Bill Sipple
  • September: "Grounds for Play, Grounds for Learning: Children's Gardens and Schoolyard Habitat", Elmina Hilsenrath
  • August: "Wetland Ecology", Jim Long
  • July: "MNPS Summer Party"
  • June: "The Basics of Native Plants", Louisa Thompson
  • May: "An Overview of the Beechtree Site in Upper Marlboro, MD", Mary Kilbourne
  • April: "Rediscovery of the Historic Hollywood Swamp in Greenbelt, MD", Kate Spencer
  • March: "Hot Spots for Spring Wildflowers", Cris Fleming
  • February: "Maryland's Forest Diversity", Rod Simmons
  • January: "Winter Fruits and Seeds", John Parrish

1998

  • December: "Holiday Social"
  • November: "Butterfly-Plant Associations", Richard Smith
  • October: "Native Plants of Maryland's Barrens and Dry Habitats", Joe Metzger
  • September: "Designing Habitat for Birds", Fred Fallon
  • August: "Summer Wildflower and Weed Identification", Joe Metzger
  • July: "Native Plants for Wildlife Habitat", Rod Simmons

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