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General Meeting & Lisa Lofland Gould Lecture

November 10 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

- Free

Rare Plants of New England and their Conservation

Bill Brumback, Conservation Director, New England Wild Flower Society, will talk about rare species of the region, reasons for their rarity, and the actions we can take to conserve them. Among other topics, he will discuss efforts to manage rare plant populations, bank seeds of rare species, and augment wild populations.

Bill Brumback began his work with native plants as the Propagator for the New England Wild Flower Society and has been the Conservation Director since 1990, focusing on conservation of the endangered plants of the region, including seed banking and invasive species management. His work has included propagation and transplanting of Robbin’s cinquefoil (Potentilla robbinsiana) in the White Mountains of New Hampshire as part of the successful effort to remove this species from the U.S. Endangered Species List; development of the regional list of plants in need of conservation (Flora Conservanda 1996 and 2012); production of the recent field manual for plants of the region (Flora Novae Angliae); and Go Botany, a Society website for the identification of the region’s plants. He has been studying the rare native orchid, small whorled pogonia (Isotria medeoloides), for 30 years, and still doesn’t understand it.

This lecture is underwritten by the Lisa Lofland Gould Native Plant Program Fund and cosponsored by Rhode Island Natural History Survey and University of Rhode Island, Master Gardener Program.  Important details on parking below.

For your interest


At this meeting RIWPS Seed Starters will be also offering packets of seed for sale!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Also on sale our RIWPS baseball cap. Cost $20.00.


Schedule of Events -All Events are Free & Open to the Public

2:00 to 2:30 — RIWPS Business Meeting

2:30 to 3:00 — Refreshments & Fellowship & Seeds
If your last name begins with the letters N through Z, please bring refreshments to share.

During this time RIWPS Seed Starters will be selling their seed packets of milkweeds, Asclepias incarnata (swamp), Asclepias tuberosa (butterfly) Asclepias syriaca (common), as well as Lobelia cardinalis (cardinal flower) and Penstemon digitalis (penstemon). All are easily propagated.  RIWPS baseball hats will also be on sale at this time.

Seed Starters will also be demonstrating the use of plastic containers for ‘winter sowing’ – an easy method to stratify (cold period) the seeds and hold them for the warmer temperatures of spring.

3:00 to 4:30 — Talk by Bill Brumback – Rare Plants of New England and their Conservation

KINDLY RSVP IF YOU WILL BE ATTENDING

Driving and parking directions.

While the pharmacy building is located at 7 Greenhouse Rd on the URI Campus in Kingston, there is no parking at the building.  Please park in parking area 16 or 7.  Both these areas are circled in black on the campus map and are accessed from Flagg Rd.  The Pharmacy Building is also circled. Room 170 can be accessed from any entrance but is most directly accessed from the lower courtyard, which is marked in gray squares on the map.

Download pdf version of the map URI Parking Map showing Pharmacy building and parking areas

 

Details

Date:
November 10
Time:
2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Categories:
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Venue

URI Pharmacy Building, Room 170
7 Greenhouse Road
Kingston, RI 02881
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Details

Date:
November 10
Time:
2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Categories:
, , ,

Venue

URI Pharmacy Building, Room 170
7 Greenhouse Road
Kingston, RI 02881
+ Google Map