Herbivory: Why It Is Important that Plants Get Eaten with Charles Smith

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Thursday, January 9, 2020
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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Green Spring Gardens

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Herbivory: Why It is Important that Plants Get Eaten (PDF) 

Additional Date: Thursday March 5, 2020 at 7:30pm at the Prince William Wildflower Society in Manassas.

Please join us for a talk by Charles Smith, to kick off our lecture series again this year. Charles will discuss native plants and their role as the foundation of ecosystems, coevolution with other organisms and importance for maintaining biodiversity.

Monarch Caterpillar on Swamp Milkweed (Asclepias incarnata) by Mary Anne Borge

Monarch Caterpillar on Swamp Milkweed (Asclepias incarnata) by Mary Anne Borge
Photo © The Natural Web, used with permission

Charles Smith at Dyke Marsh by Bob Veltkamp

Charles Smith at Dyke Marsh
Photo by Bob Veltkamp at FODM Blog

Charles is a native of Arlington, VA, and a naturalist and ecologist with 27 years of experience in natural resource inventory, planning, management and monitoring. He is currently branch chief of Fairfax County Stormwater Planning Division, focusing on stream and natural area restoration. Charles is a US Army veteran; board member of Virginia Native Plant Society, Prince William Wildflower Society and Prince William Conservation Alliance; and a certified Ecological Restoration Practitioner. He is a popular VNPS speaker and has served as an instructor for three chapters of the Virginia Master Naturalists.

VNPS programs are free and open to the public.
No reservations are necessary for lectures.

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  1. Charles Smith will present the same program on Thursday March 5, 2020 at 7:30pm at the Prince William Wildflower Society in Manassas. See: https://vnps.org/princewilliamwildflowersociety/events/herbivory-why-it-is-important-that-plants-get-eaten-with-charles-smith/

  2. Teresa Ann Mewborn says:

    Is it possible that this will be live-streamed somewhere? I live too far to attend, but would love to tune in.