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  • The Botanical Society of Washington
    at the domain si dot edu to arrange for a pass to get to the meeting room 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

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  • BSW Fieldtrips
    George Washington Memorial Parkway GWMP From Beltway Exit 14 follow the GWMP south 2 miles to the Turkey Run Park exit on the right Follow signs into the Park From Washington D C and Old Town Alexandria take the GWMP north approximately 8 miles and exit right at the Turkey Run Park sign Make the first right turn into the Park Sponsor s Botanical Society of Washington GU Biology Club GU Center for the Environment GUCFE GU Department of Biology GU EcoAction GU Outdoor Education GU Science Technology and International Affairs STIA 2011 Field Trips Saturday April 2 Bear Island C and O Canal Mile 12 6 Maryland meet at 9 00 a m at the parking area across from Old Angler s Inn Here is a list of spring blooming species for the area of the park we will be visiting It s based on Dan Nicolson s list with some additions by Alan Whittemore Bear Island list April 2011 pdf And here is a key to the species Bear Island key April 2011 pdf Saturday April 9 same as for April 2 The plan is for these trips to be led by the group members themselves most of whom have been to this site a multitude of times over the past years Sunday April 17 When Sunday 17 April 2010 10 00 a m 1 00 p m Where Turkey Run Park part of the national park The George Washington Memorial Parkway Cost Free open to the public Species list for Turkey Run 2000 list Earth All 110416 425 kb rtf Notes The walk involves level paths and paths downhill and up a low hill We will meet in the parking lot by the Ziz zag Stairs walk down the Stairs and walk on the Potomac Heritage Trail west to near the American Legion Bridge We ll visit a riverine floodplain forest upland forest cliff habitat and a sandy area The organisms that we ll note range from archaeans and bacteria through protistans algae through fungi plants and animals Emphasis is on plants and insects Many of the the spring wildflowers should be at their peak during our visit We will likely see several bird species Edd will have a downloadable handout for the adventure Contact Edd Barrows barrowse georgetown edu More information Turkey Run Park is located in McLean Virginia two miles south of the Capital Beltway Interstate 495 in the national park the George Washington Memorial Parkway GWMP From Beltway Exit 14 follow the GWMP south 2 miles to the Turkey Run Park exit on the right Follow signs into the Park From Washington D C and Old Town Alexandria take the GWMP north approximately 8 miles and exit right at the Turkey Run Park sign Make the first right turn into the Park Sponsor s Botanical Society of Washington GU Biology Club GU Center for the Environment GUCFE GU Department of Biology GU EcoAction GU Outdoor Education GU Science Technology and International Affairs STIA MAy 8 Saturday Plummers Island May 28 29 Poconos 2010 Field Trips Two upcoming fieldtrips to Pennsylvania These are not BSW trips but all BSW members are welcome to come on the trips Both will be led by Lou Aronica Saturday May 8 Mothers Day Weekend in Pennsylvania s Ridge Valley Province Saturday June 5 Sweetbay Magnolia in Central Pennsylvania OLD Saturday April 3 Bear Island C and O Canal Mile 12 6 Maryland meet at 9 00 a m at the parking area across from Old Angler s Inn Here is a list of spring blooming species for the area of the park we will be visiting It s based on Dan Nicolson s list with some additions by Alan Whittemore Bear Island list March 2010 pdf And here is a key to the species Bear Island key March 2010 pdf Saturday April 10 same as for April 3 The plan is for these trips to be led by the group members themselves most of whom have been to this site a multitude of times over the past years Saturday April 17 When Saturday 17 April 2010 9 30 a m 12 30 p m What A0 Biodiversity Workshop Walk at Turkey Run Park VA Who Led by Edd Barrows Where Turkey Run Park part of the national park The George Washington Memorial Parkway http www nps gov archive gwmp vapa turkey htm Cost Free open to the public Notes The walk is limited to 25 people so everyone can hear Edd We willbe in a national park where it is illegal to disturb or collect anything The hike is of medium rigor since we will walk down the zig zag steps whichare on a steep valley side walk up a hill and cross 1 962 large rockystreams A0 Be prepared for A0 weather from light rain through a sunny day A0Wear layers of clothes if needed and bring a backpack to carry your lunchand extra clothes A0 We are likely to cancel our trip due to medium throughheavy rain A0 There is a restroom in the park at the beginning and end ofour walk A0 For forging streams you might find a walking stick useful A0 BYOlunch A0 At about noon we will have lunch on the shore of the Potomac Riveracross from Plummers Island MD A0 Things that we perceive include Andrenabees American Cancer roots American Robins Bladdernuts Blue Cohoshes Canada Geese Carolina Wrens Carrionflowers Chestnut Oaks crane flies Dancing Whites Eastern Sycamores Eastern Tiger Swallowtails invasivespecies Great Blue Herons Green Ashes Mallards Nomada bees Pawpaws Northern Red Oaks River Birches Spring Azures sweat bees ToadTrilliums Tuliptrees Twinleafs views of the Potomac River Troutlilies Virginia Bluebells Western Honey Bees and Woodland Geraniums A0 This tripwill occur at the height of the flowering of colorful spring ephemerals ora little later depending on weather A0 An excellent field guide for ourhike is Alden et al 2007 2008 National Audubon Society Field Guide tothe Mid Atlantic States Contact Edd Barrows barrowse

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  • Botanical Society Of Washington - About
    C There is usually a brief business meeting followed by some type of program with a speaker presenting topics of broad biological or botanical interest Subjects are varied and usually include a slide presentation and question and answer session An informal group usually gathers for dinner at a downtown restaurant before the meeting allowing for interaction between members and the speaker of the night The Society also sponsors field trips to various places in the area and organizes other functions to bring its members together including a banquet in December All interested persons are invited to join the Society and are encouraged to participate in all the activities Annual dues are 10 00 per person per year or 15 00 per couple per year at the same address Dues are due at the beginning of January payable to the Treasurer A membership application is here There is an article by John A Stevenson which appeared in the December 1970 Journal of the Washington Academy of Sciences entitled Highlights in the History of the Botanical Society of Washington Dinner location and time We usually meet at 5 30 pm at the Elephant and Castle 1201 Pennsylvania Ave NW Nearest Metro station Archives Navy Memorial yellow and green lines It s 3 and 1 2 blocks from the National Museum of Natural History 2015 2016 Officers President Cavan Allen Vice president Lewis Gorman Corresponding Secretary Kathy Bilton kathy at the domain fred net Treasurer Paul Peterson Notes The BSW has been a member of the Washington Academy of Sciences since 1902 The Entomological Society of Washington meets on the first Thursday of the month Weeds Gone Wild Alien Plant Invaders of Natural Areas is a site that Jil Swearingen has been instrumental in putting together There is a new website for the

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  • rocks Adam Shelton Wild Pink Silene caroliniana Early Saxifrage Micranthes virginiensis Saxifraga virginiensis Adam Shelton Meanwhile about 60 miles upstream from Great Falls Miterwort Mitella diphylla Kathy Bilton Troutlily Erythronium americanum Kathy Bilton Shooting Star Dodecatheon meadia Kathy Bilton Note regarding the picture below It was taken in my yard of a plant I had gotten from a friend s woods in Jefferson County I since went back to the

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  • Columbus Day Weekend in Pennsylvania’s
    be available This trip is co sponsored by Williams Powell Clark and Stoney Valleys Botanical Society WPCSV Bot Soc In order to try and not give complicated directions we will meet in our usual of location of Dauphin Pennsylvania and group ride to the site Directions Proceed to Harrisburg PA via I 83 Baltimore Area or I 270 and Route 15 DC area Take Route 22 322 about 7 miles

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  • Columbus Day Weekend in Pennsylvania’s
    differences of these seep habitats and composition to those found in the fall line region of Maryland Sweetbay populations found here are considerable more inland than those found in Maryland Sweetbay hopefully will be in bloom on this date WARNING As of the preparation of this announcement I have as yet not visited these locations so some stumbling around may transpire on June 5 th This trip is co sponsored

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  • Plan for Central PA Field Trips, May 29-31
    the East Entrance to Stone Valley Shaver s Creek Env tal Center Travel approximately one quarter mile to a fork in the road Bear right onto Discovery Road through the wooden archway Follow the signs to the parking areas Trails from the parking areas lead to the Center Saturday May 30 9am 12pm Martin Gap Rocky Ridge Natural Area Leader Eric Burkhart of PNPS Directions Debra Grim of PNPS will lead from the Rodeway Inn 1040 N Atherton St State College starting at 8 15 We will carpool For those who want to get there on their own From State College follow Rte 26 South to Pine Grove Mills Turn left at the light to stay on Rte 26 Drive 9 miles to McAlevy s Fort where you turn right and then left to stay on Rte 26 Continue 4 1 miles Turn left on Martin s Gap Road Drive 1 mile cross a bridge and turn right onto a dirt road Enter Rothrock State Forest passing a shale pit and 2 cabins Keep right at the fork 0 9 mi from the bridge and follow Frew Rd 0 5 mi Park at the gated road on the left where the orange blazed Link Trail crosses Frew Rd 12pm 2pm Alan Seeger Natural Area Leader Eric Burkhart Picnic lunch and short walk in the old growth hemlock forest Website http www dcnr state pa us Forestry oldgrowth alanseeger aspx Directions East of State College on US Rt 322 turn south on Bear Meadows Road at the sign for Tussey Mountain Ski Resort Alan Seeger Natural area is 6 miles south along this road one mile past the Detweiler Run Natural Area When you reach Stone Creek Road turn left east for one quarter mile across a small bridge and into

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  • Crow’s Nest, Stafford County, Virginia – October 17
    th Natural Area Preserve Hal Wiggins will lead a field trip to the new Crow s Nest Natural Area Preserve Find information about the preserve at http www dcr virginia gov natural heritage natural area preserves crowsnest shtml This site is Virginia s largest and northernmost example of calcareous coastal forest and is quite similar in general composition to the exceptional calcareous forests on Southern Maryland s coastal plain but with its own inimitable nuances Participants will meet at the gate just several miles east of Brooke check the MNPS and BSW websites for complete details The trip will be an all day adventure Hal Wiggins is a member of VNPS Environmental Scientist and naturalist long time advocate for Crow s Nest and author of Virginia Native Plants and A Field Guide to Crow s Nest This field trip is a rare opportunity to visit this special place with a guide who has explored it for many years and whose stalwart advocacy has resulted in its permanent preservation the preservation of Crow s Nest helps maintain the aquatic health of Potomac and Accokeek Creeks where large beds of native submerged aquatic vegetation help maintain good water quality The remaining stands

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