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(BSW) 2/3 Meeting reminder + Deer talk on 2/7 + dues + fox + WHFarmer

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  • Kathy Bilton
    If you re not sure whether you ve paid your 2009 dues, please check this updated .xls file and see. http://www.botsoc.org/BSWASHDUES2009-1-27.xls
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      If you're not sure whether you've paid your 2009 dues, please check this
      updated .xls file and see. http://www.botsoc.org/BSWASHDUES2009-1-27.xls

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      Tuesday's meeting is our 900th! Come and have some birthday cake!

      Date: Tuesday, February 3rd 7:00 PM

      Speaker: Jun Wen

      Topic: Evolution of Asian-North American Disjunct Plants

      Meeting location: Cathy Kerby Room (Room CE-340), Smithsonian
      Institution, National Museum of Natural History, 10th St. and Constitution
      Avenue NW, Washington, DC. Use the Constitution Avenue entrance; wait to
      be escorted up. As usual, light refreshments will be served prior to and
      after the presentation.

      Pre-meeting dinner: 5:30 P.M. at the Elephant & Castle Pub and Restaurant,
      1201 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., Washington. Phone 202-347-7707. The
      restaurant is diagonally across from the Old Post Office Pavilion at 12th
      and Pennsylvania, a few blocks from the Museum, with Federal Triangle the
      nearest Metro station, and Metro Center also nearby.

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      Managing Deer in Suburban Landscapes, Sat. Feb. 7, 2 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

      Frustrated with deer overpopulation and crumpled fenders, personal
      injuries, ruined gardens, and lyme disease, then come to this talk
      sponsored by the Montgomery County Sierra Club. Doug Tregoning,
      Principal Agent for Agriculture and Natural Resources and Director of
      the Montgomery County Cooperative Extension, speaks on the causes of
      higher deer populations and the use of repellents, barriers, and
      plant management to deal with these increasing populations. Brookside
      Gardens Visitor Center, 1800 Glenallan Ave., Wheaton, MD. Free. RSVP
      Steve Lonker at steven.lonker@... or
      301-438-3453.

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      You may have heard about the woman jogger who was attacked by the rabid
      fox a few weeks ago. Here is a video of her appearance on Letterman
      talking about the incident.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kNHu9pqz7B0

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      White House Farmer??

      This website is looking for your vote on a possible White House Farmer -
      http://whitehousefarmer.com/
      inspired by Michael Pollan's 10/12 letter to the next president
      http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/12/magazine/12policy-t.html?_r=2&ref=magazine&oref=slogin&oref=slogin

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      A set of 5 presentation on the genera of bees of Eastern North America is
      available at:

      http://www.slideshare.net/sdroege

      The compressed slide shows are also available for downloading at:

      ftp://ftpext.usgs.gov/pub/er/md/laurel/Droege/)

      Feel free to link to these guides, embed them in web sites, or use them in
      talks wherever you please.

      There are fewer and fewer excuses now for not learning your bee
      identification.

      sam

      Sam Droege sdroege@...
      w 301-497-5840 h 301-390-7759 fax 301-497-5624
      USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
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