The Baltimore Chapter of the Maryland Native Plant Society will host a lecture March 21 at Irvine Nature Center on efforts to save Maryland’s native lupine, which — as we lepidopterist’s all know — is a primary host plant on the Eastern Shore for frosted elfins. Details below:
MNPS Baltimore Chapter Monthly Lecture/Discussion: Saving the Sundial Lupine
21 Mar 2012 7:00 PM
Irvine Nature Center, Owings Mills, MD
Speaker: Dr. Sara Tangren
The University of Maryland Arboretum and Botanic Garden has completed it first Rare Plant Heritage Project, conservation of the state-threatened sundial lupine (Lupinus perennis). Soil Scientist and Plant Ecologist, Dr. Sara Tangren, will discuss the unique habitats where Maryland’s remaining lupines grow, the factors responsible for their precipitous decline, and the successful efforts that are being made to save them.
Location: Irvine Nature Center, 11201 Garrison Forest Rd. Owings Mills 21117
Directions: from I-695, take exit 20 for MD-140 N toward Garrison. Take MD140 W/Reisterstown Rd to Greenspring Valley Rd. Turn right onto Greenspring Valley Rd., take a sharp left onto Garrison Forest Rd. The Nature Center is on the right.
There will be refreshments. Pot luck refreshments are always welcome.
The meeting is open to non-members.
Registration is not required.
Meetings take place on the 3rd Wednesday of each month.
For more information, contact Chris Partain: firstname.lastname@example.org
Maryland Native Plant Society