April Chapter Meeting

posted Mar 15, 2010, 1:11 PM by Marty Nielsen   [ updated Mar 15, 2010, 1:14 PM ]
April brings another fascinating speaker and topic, please join us on Thursday the 8th at 7:30pm! 

The First Flora of Virginia in two and a Half Centuries Thursday, April 8th 7:30 pm Flora Virginica, the first reference book to document the plant species of Virginia, was published in two parts in 1739 and 1743 by the Dutchman Johan Frederick Gronovius, based on a manuscript by John Clayton. Now more than 250 years later, we are close to completing a new flora for Virginia. Meet the Associate Director of this exciting project, which will describe more than 3,500 plant species in 200 families and feature 1,400 captioned, scaled, and botanically accurate illustrations. Learn about the team that’s doing the work and see some of the magnificent illustrations. If you are a botanist, educator, naturalist, student, natural resources professional, or any citizen who’s interested in plants of the commonwealth, the Flora of Virginia is being created with you in mind. Bland Crowder is Associate Director of the Flora of Virginia Project. He is an editor with the New York Botanical Garden Press and science editor with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.