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Audubon program to focus on wildflowers

By Staff | May 5, 2017

The Potomac Valley Audubon Society’s monthly program for May will feature a presentation about spring wildflowers of the Eastern Panhandle.

The program will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 10 at the at the Hospice of the Panhandle facility in Kearneysville. Admission will be free and everyone is welcome to attend.

The speaker will be Larry Stritch, a recently retired U.S. Forest Service Botanist.

He will review some of the spring wildflowers commonly found in the area, the habitats where they may be found, and their natural history.

Stritch is an expert in native plant identification, propagation, and gardening with native plants.

He is also an expert in pollination ecology and recently served as staff to President Obama’s Pollinator Health Task Force where he helped author a National Strategy to Promote the Health of Honey Bees and Other Pollinators and Pollinator Friendly Best Management Practices for Federal Lands.

In addition, he has served on the Federal Interagency Monarch High Level Working Group.

The Hospice facility’s address is 330 Hospice Lane, Kearneysville. The Audubon events will be held in the main meeting room of the facility’s Main Office building.

There is plenty of parking at the facility.

For more information go to potomacaudubon.org or contact Krista Hawley at adultprograms@potomacaudubon.org or 703-303-1026.