2015 Annual Fall Conference
Shifting Sands: Coastal Plain Flora from Wetlands to Upland

Co-sponsored by Salisbury University
September 19-20, 2015
Salisbury University 

Registration Fee:

includes morning speakers, Saturday lunch, Saturday and Sunday field trips

Members: $65
Nonmembers: $75
Members of other native plant societies: $65
Students: $15

Registration Fees will increase after August 1.

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Saturday September 19

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8:30 - Registration
9:15 - Welcome and Introduction
9:25 - Land-use legacies and beyond: the shifting sands and flora of the Eastern Shore. Christopher Frye, Maryland state botanist
10:30 - Break; Silent Auction opens
10:45 - Native Lichens of Delmarva and the Mid-Atlantic Coast: Stunning Diversity with an Uncertain Future. Dr. James Lendemer, a researcher at the New York Botanical Garden
11:20 - Update on Old Growth Forest Network. Joan Maloof, Professor Emeritus at Salisbury University
11:30 - Deer, Invasives and Spider Ecology. Andrew Landsman, U of Delaware, MNPS grant recipient
12:10 - Announcements, followed by buffet lunch, silent auction open

1:00 - 5:00 Field trips
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  • Dorchester Pond (Bill McAvoy and Wayne Longbottom)
  • Furnace Town and Nassawango Preserve (Wes Knapp and Cris Fleming)
  • Glen Heights Forest and Bear Swamp (Joan Maloof)
  • Nassawango Creek (James Lendemer and Dave Ray)
  • Pemberton Park (Carole Bergman 
  • Plum Creek (Deborah Landau)
  • Pocomoke River Kayak Trip (Karyn Molines and Lisa Bierer Garrett)
  • Ward Museum and Marsh Walk (Marney Bruce)
  • Wicomico State Forest (Rod Simmons and Alonso Abugattas)

Saturday Evening Social

Additional $30 per person, includes a buffet dinner
5:00 Wine and Beer with appetizers.
Silent Auction resumes
6:00 Buffet dinner
7:00 Silent Auction closes
7:15 - Enlightening Experiences with Exotics and Invasive Species in Grassland Restoration on the MD Eastern Shore. Dr. Douglas E. Gill, Professor Emeritus, Department of Biology, University of Maryland

Sunday September 20
Field Trips 

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  • Adkins Arboretum (Joe Metzger)
  • Assateague Island (Kirsten Johnson and Jane Hill)
  • Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge (Leader TBA) 
  • Fishing Bay (Wayne Longbottom)
  • Hickory Point Cypress Swamp (Rod Simmons and Beth Johnson)
  • Wye Island (Karyn Molines)

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