Tuesday, September 1, 2009

LI Botanical Society Events

From the Long Island Botanical Society:

September 8, 2009 Tuesday, 7:30 PM
Lois Lindberg: "Wildflowers of the Northeast - Folklore and More."
Many of our common wildflowers are easily identified, but it's often the story behind their names that fascinates people. This program will cover wildflowers from Long Island, the Catskills, and New England, and will highlight the history, origin of names, and folklore that surrounds them. Come and get re-acqainted with some old botanical favorites. Lois is a naturalist and long-time LIBS member.
Location: Bill Paterson Nature Center, Muttontown Preserve, East Norwich

October 13, 2009 Tuesday, 7:30 PM
Mary Beth and Paul Tomko: "The Edgewood Oak-Brush Plains Preserve."
The Edgewood Oak-Brush Plains State Preserve is the second largest remnant of pitch pine/scrub oak in NY and the only such area on Long Island. The past, present, and future of this unique habitat, which lies in western Suffolk County, will be presented. Mary Beth and Paul represent The Friends of the Edgewood Oak-Brush Plains Preserve.
Location: Museum of Long Island Natural Sciences, Earth and Space Science Building, Gil Hanson Room (Room 123), SUNY at Stony Brook, Stony Brook

November 10, 2009 Tuesday, 7:30 PM
Tim Wenskus: "The Million Trees Initiative."
Learn the details behind the New York City Parks Department's project to plant a million trees in the five boroughs. Tim is the Deputy Director of NYC Parks Natural Resources Group, where he has overseen forest restoration and invasive species activities for more than ten years.
Location: Bill Paterson Nature Center, Muttontown Preserve, East Norwich

December 8, 2009* Tuesday, 7:30 PM
Members Night
Members are welcome to bring photos, stories, specimens, and tales of peculiar sightings of favorite plants. A great opportunity to show what you have found while exploring on Long Island or elsewhere. Please call Rich Kelly (516-354-6506) in advance to advise as to the approximate number of images/slides that you would like to show and preferred medium of presentation. Thanks.
Location: Bill Paterson Nature Center, Muttontown Preserve, East Norwich

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