10:00 AM10:00

Field trip to Meadowview Biological Station, Fredericksburg VA

On Wednesday, May 16th, we will be traveling to Meadowview Biological Research Station south of Fredericksburg to visit a site dedicated to the preservation and restoration of rare wetland plants, habitats and associated ecosystems on the coastal plain of Maryland and Virginia.  Meadowview’s particular area of specialization is the endangered habitats of bogs and seepage wetlands that contain pitcher plants. We will have a presentation by Dr. Phil Sheridan, the founder and a director of Meadowview and a driving force for longleaf pine and pitcher plant preservation in Virginia. There will be a minimal amount of walking but bring a camera.  There should be opportunity to purchase plants and related items.

We will meet at 10 am at Meadowview which is located at 8390 Fredericksburg Turnpike, Woodford, VA 22580.  It is about 80 miles north of Kilmarnock.  For more information or car pooling, contact Kevin Howe at 571-232-4592


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NNNPS February Meeting
12:00 PM12:00

NNNPS February Meeting

February 15, 2018 Meeting - The Northern Neck Chapter of the Virginia Native Plant Society (NNNPS) invites the public to its first meeting of 2018 at 12 noon on February 15 in the Parish Hall of the Wicomico Parish Church (Episcopal) on Route 200 in Wicomico Church.

“We are delighted to announce that wildlife biologist Lauren Cruz will address Building Habitat at the Rappahannock River Valley National Wildlife Refuge,” said NNNPS president, Kevin Howe. “One of four refuges in the Eastern Virginia Rivers National Wildlife Refuge Complex, its four units protect 8700 acres of land along the Rappahannock between King George County and the Laurel Grove Unit near Farnham.”

 Cruz has a diverse background in biology and wildlife conservation, having studied otter populations, bird strikes at wind turbines and nesting shorebirds. She investigated light sensitivity among Olive Ridley Sea Turtle hatchlings at a national park in Costa Rica for her M.S. research.

 Howe added, “After stints in other mid-eastern states, Lauren now conducts vegetation surveys at the Rappanhannock River Valley refuge units, where she is making a positive contribution to environmental conservation and management."

Bring a brown bag lunch; light refreshments may be served.

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