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Summer Grasses and Wildflowers with Marion Lobstein

Virginia Native Plant Society, Potowmack Chapter

Saturday, August 2, 2014 from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Manassas, VA

Summer Grasses and Wildflowers with Marion Lobstein

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Summer Grasses and Wildflowers with Marion Lobstein

A Field Trip with VNPS Potowmack Chapter

 VNPS programs are free and open to the public,
but registration for field trips is required due to limited space.  Details and starting point for the walk will be sent to registered participants

Marion Blois Lobstein is Professor Emeritus of NVCC, where she taught botany, general biology, microbiology, and other courses over her thirty-seven year teaching career at NVCC.  She also taught Field Botany for thirteen summers at UVA’s Blandy Experimental Farm.  For twenty-six years she conducted tours and taught classes for the Smithsonian Resident Associates Program.  Her academic degrees include a BSEd (Biology) from Western Carolina University, an MAT (with a concentration in botany) from UNC-Chapel Hill, and an MS in Biology from George Mason University.  Along with Cris Fleming and Barbara Tufty, she is a co-author of Finding Wildflowers in the Washington-Baltimore Area.  Marion serves on the Board of Director of the Foundation of the Flora of Virginia Project, is a Fellow of the Virginia Academy of Science and a former Board Member of the Foundation of the State Arboretum (at Blandy Experimental Farm). Marion is a founding and active member of the Virginia Native Plant Society. She currently lives in Warrenton, VA.


Join Marion and the Potowmack Chapter on an easy walk at the Manassas Battlefield, a rich repository of both cultural and botanical significance. Marion's expertise and long-standing experience with this site will deepen our own knowledge and appreciation of the native grasses and wildflowers there.

Please be prepared for a typical summer day by bringing water, hats, sunscreen, and tick protection. We will start at 9:00 am sharp to get in as much botanizing as possible before the heat of the day sets in!

Be forewarned that there is only parking for a dozen cars so ask us if you can ride-share and we will help.

There are no rest facilities at the parking lot or the walk site.

 

Details and logistics for the walk will be sent to registered participants. Questions please email vnps.pot@gmail.com.
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Manassas Battlefield National Park

Manassas, VA

Saturday, August 2, 2014 from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM


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Virginia Native Plant Society, Potowmack Chapter

The Virginia Native Plant Society (VNPS) was founded in 1982 as The Virginia Wildflower Preservation Society. It is a statewide organization with approximately 2000 members supported primarily by dues and contributions. Membership is open to anyone, amateur or professional. Its purpose is to further appreciation and conservation of Virginia's native plants and habitats. Incorporated in Virginia as a not-for-profit, publicly supported organization, it is tax-exempt under the U.S. Internal Revenue Code. The Society's work and activities are carried out by volunteers.

The Society's programs emphasize public education, protection of endangered species, habitat preservation, and encouragement of appropriate landscape use of native plants.

The Potowmack chapter is the largest VNPS chapter, representing over 400 members in the counties of Arlington and Fairfax; cities of Alexandria, Fairfax, and Falls Church.

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VNPS programs are free and open to the public. Reservations are required for field trips.

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