Club Vice-President Alice Schori introduced the evening's speaker, Dr. Scott W. Bailey, who is a Research Geoecologist with the U.S. Forest Service, Northern Research Station, and lectures at Plymouth State University's Center for the Environment in Plymouth, NH. The title of Dr. Bailey's talk was “In Fernald's Footsteps … The Rediscovery of the Calcareous Alpine Meadow, Tabletop Mountain, Québec.”

Merritt Fernald published a paper in the September 1907 issue of Rhodora (Vol. 9, No. 105) entitled “Soil preferences of certain alpine and sub-alpine plants.” In this paper Fernald divided some major alpine areas of New England and Québec into three groups, noting the uniqueness of certain plants to these groupings and correlating that with different rock substrates. Group I included Katahdin, the White Mountains of New Hampshire, and Tabletop Mountain in the Gaspé Peninsula; Group II included Mt. Willoughby and Smuggler's Notch in Vermont; Group III was represented by Mt....

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