Don't forget to send in your registration for the JBS Spring meeting (registration deadline: March 31). Also, make a couple phone calls to Josses in neighboring towns to make sure that they are aware that the meeting is fast approaching (not everyone is subscribed to this email list). I'm looking forward to seeing everyone in Lewiston in three weeks!
JBS will be gathering in at Bates College on Saturday, April 8. Exact location: Chase Lounge in Chase Hall on Campus Avenue. For directions to Bates College, visit their web page at:
Coffee, tea and muffins will be ready at 8:30am and the program will be starting at 9am (see draft agenda below).
The pre-registration fee is $12 and includes lunch at the Bates cafeteria. (Registration at the door is $15.) Please pre-register by Friday, March 31 by sending a $12 check made payable to: Rick Speer. Mail to Rick at 566 N. Auburn Road, Auburn, ME 04210. If you have questions, contact Rick by phone: 783-8463; or Email: [log in to unmask] .
Theme: The Flora of Katahdin
8:30 AM * registration, refreshments, and reconnecting
9:00 AM * Chris Campbell * Welcome and announcements
9:10 AM * Opening remarks by Jensen Bissell, Director of Baxter State
9:15 AM * Alison Dibble: Ecology, botanical history, and conservation
concerns on Katahdin
10:15 AM * Jean Hoekwater: Katahdin's flora: Forever wild in Baxter
10:30 AM * BREAK
11:00 AM * Jim Hinds: Katahdin's lichens
12 noon * LUNCH
1:00 PM * Norton Miller: High altitude bryophytes of Katahdin and
some geological correlates
2:00 PM * Arthur Haines: Recent floristic research in Baxter State
3:00 PM * adjournment