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A Journey into the Microscopic World of the Mosses (Class is Full)
Dr. Keith Bowman
Moss Ecologist
Join us on a short walk in the Wissahickon section of Fairmount Park where you will be introduced to the unique biology and ecology of mosses. 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 then head to the nearby Morris Arboretum to continue the journey in the classroom where you will have a chance to get up close and explore the microscopic world of the mosses that we encountered during our walk. Bring your hand lens, your enthusiasm, and your questions. Keith Bowman has been studying the biology and ecology of mosses for more than 15 years. He has taught at colleges and universities on a variety of subjects including botany, biology, diversity of plants, and ecology of mosses. This class meets in the Wissahickon Section of Fairmount Park at the concrete picnic tables at the intersection of Bells Mill Road and Forbidden Drive. Bring a hand lens if you have one.

Friday, May 20
9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Single class scheduled on 5/20/2016 at 9:00AM
Attendees: 1 $54.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $60.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $54.00 ea.

Exploring Plant Diversity in Nescopeck State Park
Dr. Tim Block
The John J. Willaman Director of Botany, Morris Arboretum

Nescopeck State Park is home to over 600 plant species occurring in diverse wetland, forest, and field habitats. We will take leisurely walks throughout these habitats exploring for common and rare plant species. In particular, we will search for Carex polymorpha (variable sedge), which is globally rare, and other state rarities including Lonicera hirsuta (hairy honeysuckle), Lupinus perennis (blue lupine), and Lygodium palmatum (climbing fern). We will also encounter a variety of more common plant species, which will hopefully include several blooming orchids. Park in the meadow next to the entrance kiosk. We will meet at the Arboretum and travel by small van. Bring your lunch and something to drink.

Thursday, June 9
8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Single class scheduled on 6/9/2016 at 8:00AM
Attendees: 1 $80.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $85.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $80.00 ea.

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