The mission of the Maryland Native Plant Society (http://www.mdflora.org/) is to promote awareness, appreciation, and conservation of Maryland's native plants and their habitats. We pursue our mission through education, research, advocacy, and service activities.
This Meetup is used for posting plant walks, monthly meetings, and other events. The purpose of our walks is to identify plants. So we tend to stop frequently, looking closely at plants and not walking very far. No botany expertise is required. Walks are generally led by someone who has at least basic experience identifying plants and many are led by botanists with many years of field experience.
Our monthly meetings are usually held at White Oak Library in Silver Spring on the 4th Tuesday of each month and feature a presentation on a topic related to native plants.