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On 8/5/05 9:41 AM, "John" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens would like to invite members of JBS and the
> Land Trusts to join us for a field trip led by Arthur Haines on Saturday,
> August 27. We will be happy to extend the CMBG member price to JBS and Land
> Trust members. Please call CMBG at 633-4333 to register or with any
> questions.
> Thursday, August 27 (10:00 a.m.-3:00 pm)
> A Botanical  Exploration of Atkins Bay with Arthur Haines
> Members $40; Non-members $45 (Enrollment limited to 10)
> Meet near Phippsburg (details upon registration)
> Carpooling is strongly recommended; contact us if you need or can provide a
> ride.
> Situated at the south end of the Phippsburg peninsula, Atkins Bay is a
> large, scenic salt marsh.  In addition to plants common to this natural
> community, the salt marsh contains rare and uncommon species, making it an
> ideal place for exploring.  Some plants found here are not found anywhere
> else in Maine! Students of graminoid (i.e. grass-like) plants will
> especially enjoy this outing, since numerous grass and sedge species occur
> here. Participants may also visit Popham Beach, a sand seashore and dune
> system across from the marsh (entrance fees are charged for this state
> park). Participants should bring a hand lens, metric ruler, botanical manual
> of their choice, proper clothing (feet will get wet), a pair of binoculars,
> and a bag lunch. Though this trip is geared towards those an intermediate or
> advanced level of botanical knowledge, interested novices are also welcome.
> Arthur Haines is considered by many to be the best plant botanist and field
> taxonomist in New England. He and Thomas Vining wrote The Flora of Maine,
> and now Arthur is under contract with the New England Wildflower Society to
> write a flora of New England.
> John T. Manion, Director of Education
> Coastal Maine Botanical Garden
> PO Box 234, Boothbay, ME 04537
> Phone (207) 633-4333  Fax (207) 633-2366
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