The Maryland Native Plant Society is offering a talk, "How Are Mountain Wildflowers and Pollinators Responding to a Changing Climate?" on Oct 29 at the Kensington Library. It will start at 7:30 p.m. The speaker, Dr. David Inouye from UMD's Department of Biology, will describe how 100 species of plants are being affected by climate change. Some observed changes include abundance, time of flowering, and interactions with pollinators like bees. For more information, e-mail info@MDFlora.org.
A talk, Boomers in the 'Burbs: Aging in Place, will be given at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C., on Oct 29. It will run from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. A panel will discuss the transportation needs of older adults in the suburbs, who become less likely to drive, but have minimal access to public transit. Various solutions will be discussed. Tickets are $12.00 for members and students and $20.00 for everybody else. For more information, contact Aliya Reich at email@example.com or (202) 272-2448 ext 3304.
Jim Brighton will give a lecture on the Maryland Biodiversity Project on Oct 30 at the Meadowside Nature Center in Rockville. It will run from 6:45 p.m. to 8 p.m. The Project's goal is to catalog every species in Maryland. So far, over 10,000 species have been found and 2,700 have been photographed. Attendees will learn about the Project and how they can help. Registration is required. To learn more, call (301) 962-1451.
The Department of Natural Resources is holding the first of several meetings on the possible designation of additional wildlands on Oct 30 at the Seneca Creek State Park in Gaithersburg. The hours are 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. The DNR wants the public's opinion on the proposed creation of 10 new wildlands and the expansion of 17 others. These are state-owned natural areas preserved for their wilderness and/or sensitive natural resources. They benefit the economies of local communities by attracting birdwatchers, backpackers, photographers, etc. There are currently 29 wildlands in Maryland. To learn more, call (410) 260-8412 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Sierra Club is offering a tour of the Prince George's Yard Waste and Composting Facility on Nov 1. It will run from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Visitors should wear sturdy shoes as at least part of the tour will be outdoors. Registration is required. To learn more, contact Lore Rosenthal at email@example.com.
Meaningful Movies - Olney will be showing Scarred Lands and Wounded Lives: The Environmental Footprint of War on Nov 1 at the Buffington Building Community Room. The hours are 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. The film is a documentary about the environmental damage caused by warfare. For more information, contact Gina Angiola at firstname.lastname@example.org.