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Audubon program focuses on spring wildflowers

By Staff | Feb 22, 2013

The Potomac Valley Audubon Society’s March program at the National Conservation Training Center will feature a presentation about spring wildflowers. The program will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 13 in Room 151 of the Instructional West Building. Admission is free and everyone is welcome to attend.

The presenter will be local naturalist Kathy Bilton, a former teacher well known for her botanical knowledge, especially her knowledge of local plants.

She is currently serving as secretary of the Botanical Society of Washington. Since 1990, she has been a member of the Maryland-based Worthley Botany Class, an informal botany group founded by the noted biologist Elmer Worthley.

Her presentation will focus on the local spring wildflowers. She will also offer some general observations about the flora of North America, discussing the derivation of plant names and medicinal uses of plants.