Virginia Native Plant Society: May

Fire Pink

Tony Russell

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 | 7:30pm - 8:30pm


Tom Wieboldt, Charlottesville native and recently retired botanist at Virginia Tech will speak about the life and accomplishments of Charles “Mo” Stevens, his mentor and colleague in field botany. Mo traveled over Albemarle County and the entire state of Virginia seeking out notable habitats for plants, and annotating USGS topographic maps with his finds. The value of his work today and in the future is noteworthy as a record of plant locations during the time when Mo was exploring the state. Now and in the future, we can compare locations then with locations now: are the populations still in the same area, have they moved, etc. Other friends and colleagues of Mo’s will join Tom in recounting Mo’s achievements and telling noteworthy stories about Mo—and there are many (achievements AND stories).

The Jefferson Chapter of the Virginia Native Plant Society meets at the Education Building on the second Wednesdays of the month at 7:30 pm.  These meetings are free and open to the public.  After chapter business, there is a presentation on a topic of chapter interest.  For more information, please check out their web page at http://vnps.org/jefferson or their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/JeffersonVNPS. (Clicking on these links will cause a pop-up window to open.)

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