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A Journey Into the Microscopic World of Mosses
Dr. Keith Bowman - Moss Ecologist

Mosses are small flowerless plants that typically grow in dense clumps or mats usually in shady locations. In this class you will be introduced to the unique biology and ecology of mosses with their simple leaves that are generally only one-cell thick. You will learn to identify common mosses using key characteristics, basic biology, and ecology. You will also learn about the closely allied liverworts and hornworts and how to distinguish among these different groups. We will have the chance to use microscopes to get up close and explore specimens the instructor has collected. Bring your enthusiasm, questions, and specimens that you might want Keith to help identify. Keith Bowman has been studying the biology and ecology of mosses for more than 15 years.

Friday, March 10
10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Friday, March 10, 2017 at 10:00 AM
Attendees: 1 $ 40.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 45.00 ea.

Winter Tree Identification (Class is Full)
Dr. Tim Block - The John J. Willaman Director of Botany, Morris Arboretum

And you thought that all trees look alike in winter! Learn to see both the obvious as well as the more subtle characteristics that make winter identification interesting. The class will begin indoors with a lecture introducing essential identification techniques and a review of important winter characteristics such as bud morphology, habit, leaf and bundle scars, bark, and fruit. The group will then move outside for a stroll through the Arboretum to put your knowledge to work. Dress for the weather.

Thursday, March 30
10 a.m. - 12 noon
Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 10:00 AM
Attendees: 1 $ 25.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 30.00 ea.

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