Botanizing with Marion

Browse Marion Lobstein's articles, observations, notes, and botanical work over 40 years with VNPS

Marion Lobstein with Bluebells Vertical

About Marion Lobstein

Marion Lobstein is a founding Board and Life Member of the Virginia Native Plant Society and Professor Emeritus at Northern Virginia Community College. She is the botany chair for the Prince William Wildflower Society and has authored articles for Wild News for 40 years as well as offered workshops and fieldtrips for that chapter as well as other VNPS chapters. For over 25 years she conducted tours and taught classes for the Smithsonian Resident Associates Program. Her academic degrees include a BSEd (Biology) from Western Carolina University, MAT from UNC-Chapel Hill, and MS in Biology from George Mason University. She is co-author of Finding Wildflowers in the Washington-Baltimore Area and of the video Spring Wildflowers of the Mid-Atlantic Region. Marion is a founding board member of the Flora of Virginia Project and served on that board for 20 years. For eight summers Marion taught Field Botany at the Blandy Experimental Farm and has taught volunteer classes on using the Flora of Virginia there as well has led fieldtrips for Blandy. She is a life member of the Foundation of the State Arboretum. Since 1977, Marion has been an active member of the Virginia Academy of Science and is a Fellow of the Academy.

She and her husband George live in Warrenton and are RV enthusiasts. In addition to her continuing involvement with botany and teaching, she is currently spending many happy hours pursuing her interests in watercolor painting.