Mississippi Native Plant Society 2011 Annual Meeting

Mississippi Native Plant Society

2011 Annual Meeting

A gathering of gardeners and plant professionals

who share an interest in wildflowers and native plants.

Saturday, August 27

Room 218 of the Thad Cochran Center

University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg

Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m.   The Agenda will include:

  • Morning Tours
    • Teaching Garden with Dr. Mike Davis
    • Native American Medicine Wheel Garden with Dr. Tammy Greer and Joe and Merrill Willis
  • Presentations by:
    • Dr. Lytton Musselman, Old Dominion University, expert on parasitic plants, Isoetes, and plants of the Bible
    • Diana Flosenzier, researcher of plant remains in Indian mounds
    • Dr. Timothy J. Schauwecker, Mississippi State University, prairie expert, speaking on MSU’s arboretum with a prairie component and green roof study
  • Afternoon workshops on composite (Asteraceae) identification
  • Tours of the Lake Thoreau Environmental Center.
  • Field Trip to explore the Ragland Hills on Sunday morning.

Directions to the Thad Cochran Center (see map at https://map.usm.edu/ )

Traveling from Jackson on Hwy 49 S:

– Less than a mile after traveling under I-59, look for a sign on the right showing exit to the

Coliseum and 4th St.

– On Hwy 49 take the West 4th St. exit. (Green sign on right says Coliseum.) Turn left on

service road.

– On West 4th St. take left at first traffic light onto Golden Eagle Ave.

– Take third left into the Visitor Parking Lot

Traveling on Hwy 49 N:

-At the Hwy 49/Hardy St. intersection turn left onto Hardy St.

– Take immediate RIGHT onto service road.

– Follow Service Drive to traffic light.

– Take left onto West 4th St.

– On West 4th St. take left at first traffic light onto Golden Eagle Ave.

– Take third left into the Visitor Parking Lot

Members: Elections will take place at the meeting. Please send nominations for President, Vice President, and Secretary-Treasurer to Robert F. Brzuszek RBrzuszek@lalc.msstate.edu, Department of Landscape Architecture, Mississippi State University, Box 9725, Mississippi State, MS 39762, (662) 325-7896

For more information contact Dr. Mac Alford 601-266-6531, Mac.Alford@usm.edu


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