Program Schedule as of 7/15/12

posted Jul 17, 2012, 2:05 PM by Marty Nielsen
(courtesy of our industrious program chair Diana Carter)

July 28

38643 Morrisonville Rd

Lovettsville, VA

Native Meadow Restoration.  Field trip to a meadow restored by Consulting Ecologist Jeff Wolinski, who spoke at our last annual meeting.  10:00 am.  RSVP: Diana Carter at dcarter1776@yahoo.com

August 4

Green Spring Gardens

Alexandria, VA

Woody Native Plant Propagation Workshop.  Details will be posted soon.  This event will require an RSVP, as space will be limited.

August 11

Park Fairfax

Alexandria, VA

Summer Trees of Park Fairfax with Scott Knudsen.  9:00-11:00 am.  Summer tree identification, native habitat, and good uses for trees in the landscape.  RSVP req’d: Scott Knudsen at sknudsen@earthlink.net

August 18

Dyke Marsh

Alexandria, VA

Dyke Marsh in Bloom. Co-sponsored by the Friends of Dyke Marsh and VNPS-Potomack.  Nature Walk at the Dyke Marsh Wildlife Preserve led by Dr. Elizabeth Wells. 10:00 am.  Focus on native plants and identification of flower characteristics that appeal to specific pollinators.

August 25

Clark’s Crossing Park

Vienna, VA

Summer Plants of Clark’s Crossing with Marty Nielsen and Diana Carter.  9:00 am to 11:00 am.  Space is limited.  RSVP req’d: Diana Carter at dcarter1776@yahoo.com

September 20

Green Spring Gardens

Alexandria, VA

Native Plant Seed Collection and Propagation: Techniques to Break Dormancy of Local Native Plant Seeds. 7:30 pm.  Lisa Bright will discuss techniques used by Earth Sangha for propagation of the local ecotype plants they are propagating – currently more than 220 species.

September 22

Green Spring Gardens

Alexandria, VA

VNPS Fall Native Plant Sale.  9:00 am to 3:00 pm. Green Spring Gardens day with several native plant vendors in attendance.

October (date is TBA)

Huntley Meadows Park

Alexandria, VA

Seed Collection with Lisa Bright – Field Trip.  This field trip is a continuation of Lisa Bright’s program of Sept. 20 on native plant seed propagation.  RSVP req’d.: Diana Carter at dcarter1776@yahoo.com

October 14

Green Spring Gardens

Alexandria, VA

Potowmack Chapter Annual Members’ Meeting. 1:00 pm, then Finding Wildflowers in the Washington-Baltimore Area, a special presentation from Botany Chair Cris Fleming.  Cris was the principal author of a 1995 book with the same title.  In this talk, she will reprise several sites from the book and discuss the changes she has seen in these sites since the book’s publication.

November 15

Green Spring Gardens

Alexandria, VA

How are mountain wildflowers and pollinators responding to a changing climate? A lecture by Dr. David Inouye of the University of MD.  7:30 – 9:00 pm.


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