If you haven't already sent your check in for the March 27 spring
meeting, please do so this week.  We've finalized the program with the
addition of Alison Dibble and Jim Hinds sharing their ongoing work on
"Bryophytes and Lichens above 2900 feet on Mt. Katahdin."  It
should be a fun and informative day.

The program schedule will have the meeting opening at 9am; Don
Cameron's presentation at  9:15; Dennis Collins at 10:30; lunch in the
Bates cafeteria at 11:30am.  The afternoon will be Alison and Jim at 1pm
and Arthur Haines at 2pm.  (The details and pre-registration informaion
are below.)

I hope to see all of you on the 27th.

Rick Speer

Josselyn Botanical Society 2004 Spring Meeting

Date: Saturday, March 27, 2004
Place: Chase Lounge, Bates College, Lewiston, Maine
Time: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

"Botanical Esoterica from the Hydrosphere," Don Cameron, Botanist,
Maine Natural Areas Program

"Indentification Characters and Taxonomy in Conifers," Dennis
Collins, Curator of Plant Collections, Mount Auburn Cemetary, Cambridge,

"Bryophytes and Lichens above 2900 feet on Mt. Katahdin," Alison C.
Dibble, Research Ecologist, USDA Forest Service; and James W. Hinds

Arthur Haines, Research Botanist, New England Wildflower Society:
program on the new, New England flora project

The pre-registration fee is $12 and includes lunch at the Bates
cafeteria.  (Registration at the door is $15.)  Please pre-register by
April 4 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: Days 784-0135, ext.208; Eve 783-8463; Email:
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