(BSW) Next BSW meeting, Tuesday, 2 November 7 PM
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Date: Tuesday, November 2nd 7:00 PM
Speakers: Rod Simmons, Greg Zell and Mark Strong
Topic: Unexplored Pine Barrens of Washington and Vicinity
Flyer for November meeting is at: http://botsoc.org/nov10.doc
The globally-rare Magnolia Bogs are a characteristic component of the pine
barrens communities (themselves globally-rare) that occur along the fall
line more or less from the Baltimore area southward to the Fredericksburg,
Virginia area, with the greatest concentration in the
Laurel-D.C.-Franconia area. They are considered ancient outliers of the
New Jersey Pine Barrens northern coastal plain pineland communities.
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. All are welcome. 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.