Speaker: Karyn Molines, MNPS Board member and former president
Description: Edge habitats are zones where two different ecological communities interact; for example where a forest and meadow, or a bay and beach connect. Although these areas have characteristics of both habitats, edges also have their own unique plants. The presentation will include both natural edges, and more artificial edges created through human disturbances of natural areas. Examples of plants that prefer edges, and the animals that thrive there, will be used to illustrate ecological functions and services of these habitats.
Location: Silver Spring CIvic Center.
Directions: Silver Spring Civic Building 1 Veterans Pl, Silver Spring, MD 20910. (GPS device address: 8525 Fenton Street, Silver Spring) It's at the intersection of Ellsworth Drive and Fenton Street. Parking in the garage across street from the civic center, on Ellsworth, is free if you leave after 7:00 p.m.
The program is open to the public. Registration is not required.
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