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

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Date/Time
Thursday, March 5, 2020
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Location
Bethel Lutheran Church

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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 the 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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