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Climate march party, plant lab, and other Maryland green events

The aster is a native plant that grows in late summer and early fall.
The aster is a native plant that grows in late summer and early fall.
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The Natural History Society of Maryland is holding a plant lab at the Maryland Naturalist Center in Baltimore on Aug 25. The hours are 7 - 9 p.m. Participants will help identify plants and learn plant identification techniques. The Society will have hand lenses and plant keys available. Admission costs $10.00. For more information, visit www.meetup.com/marylandnature/#upcoming.

The Soldier's Delight N.E.A. in Owings Mills is offering Flower Power on Aug 26. It will run 1 - 2:30 p.m. A naturalist will take visitors on a short 1-mile hike to discuss and identify flowers. Afterwards, visitors will go to the Visitors' Center to paint a clay pot and then plant a seed in it. The event is for children in elementary and middle school. Participants should dress for the weather and wear sturdy shoes, and meet at the Visitors' Center. Admission costs $5.00 a person. To learn more, call (410) 461-5005 or e-mail patapsco.statepark@maryland.gov.

The Maryland Sierra Club is holding the MD People's Climate March Kickoff Party at the College Park Shopping Center on Aug 26. The hours are 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Participants will learn about the People's Climate March scheduled to take place on Sep 21 in New York City. They will also learn how to help make it a large and successful event. For more information, contact Seth Bush at (267) 474-3488 or seth.bush@sierraclub.org.

The Maryland Native Plant Society is offering a talk, Herbal Uses for Native Plants, on Aug 26. It will be held at the Silver Spring Civic Center, and it will start at 7:30 p.m. Visitors will learn about the medicinal uses for bark, berries, stems, roots, and leaves of given plants. Some plants, like goldenseal and ginseng, are already well-known and thus need protection to prevent over-exploitation, while others are still fairly obscure. For more information, e-mail info@MDFlora.org.