Potowmack Chapter 2018 Annual Meeting & Program

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Sunday, November 11, 2018
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Green Spring Gardens


Greetings, Potowmack Chapter Members!

The VNPS Potowmack Chapter Annual Meeting will be held at 1 p.m., Sunday, November 11, at Green Springs Gardens at 4603 Green Spring Road in Alexandria.

Per the Potowmack Chapter Bylaws, this meeting is held to elect officers and at-large members of the Board, to approve the budget for the following year, and to conduct such other business as may be appropriate.

Please see the Late Fall 2018 Potowmack News for information about the proposed Slate of Officers and the proposed FY2019 Budget.

Program : The Flora of Virginia App with Marion Lobstein

Join Marion Lobstein for a presentation on the Flora of Virginia Mobile App.

The print Flora of Virginia is heavy, but now it can fit in your pocket. Learn how to best unlock the functionality of the Flora of Virginia Mobile App to make you feel like a pro in the woods. The app is available for Android and iOS devices and contains everything you love from the print Flora of Virginia, with a lot more besides. It features an easy-to-use Graphic Key, in addition to the traditional dichotomous keys. Most species descriptions contain up to five photographs, and many include a botanical illustration. Treatments of species that are rare or threatened include conservation ranks, and invasives are scored as to level of invasiveness. And nearly all species have a county-by-county range map.

Marion Lobstein

Marion Lobstein

Marion Blois Lobstein is Professor Emerita at 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 co-author of Finding Wildflowers in the Washington-Baltimore Area. Marion serves on the Board of Directors 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.