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Exploring the Plants of the New Jersey Pine Barrens (Class is Full)
Exploring the Plants of the New Jersey Pine Barrens
Janet Novak - Past President, Philadelphia Botanical Club (Co-Sponsored by the Philadelphia Botanical Club - www.philbotclub.org)

Our region is fortunate to include a highly significant natural area: the pinelands of southern New Jersey. This large area enjoys a high degree of protection as the Pinelands National Reserve. It is defined by infertile, acidic, sandy soils, so it has a very different suite of plants from the rest of our region. On this trip, we will visit the major habitats found in the pinelands. Specifically, we will visit a dry pine-oak forest, dominated by pitch pine, various oaks, and huckleberries. We will visit some dry,
sunny areas, where we can expect to see asters and goldenrods in bloom, as well as native grasses. We will also visit bogs, where we will see carnivorous plants (sundews and pitcher plants), an oddball fern (curlygrass fern), and many more interesting plants. The bogs are also home to some horticulturally significant shrubs (highbush blueberry, sweet pepperbush, inkberry holly). A highlight will be a botany large population of the rare Pine Barrens gentian, which should be in bloom. We will be walking
on groomed trails and boardwalks, so boots are not necessary, though good walking shoes are recommended. Bring sunscreen, bug repellent, lunch, and something to drink. We will meet at the Arboretum and travel by van. Please park in the meadow next to the entrance kiosk.

Monday, October 2
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Monday, October 02, 2017 at 9:00 AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 85.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 90.00 ea.

Asters and Goldenrods
Asters and Goldenrods
Dr. Will Ryan - Senior Ecologist, The Academy of Natural Sciences

Asters and goldenrods are native plants that provide spectacular fall color. We will start by examining the characteristics that define Asteraceae, the family to which both asters and goldenrods belong. Our time will be spent identifying species with dichotomous keys. Part of the course will be spent indoors using dissecting microscopes to become familiar with the details of flowers. We will also explore the meadows at the Arboretum to see some species in situ. Please bring your lunch and something to drink.

Tuesday, October 3
10:00 a.m. a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Tuesday, October 03, 2017 at 10:00 AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 54.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 60.00 ea.

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