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Exploring Plant Diversity in Nescopeck State Park (Class is Full)

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. Wear good walking shoes and dress for the weather. Park in the meadow next to the entrance kiosk. We will meet at the Arboretum and travel by van. Bring your lunch and something to drink.

Tuesday, May 22
7:30a.m. - 4:30p.m.
Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at 7:30 AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 85.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 90.00 ea.

Explore the Serpentine Barrens (Class is Full)

Dr. Will Ryan - Botanist/Restoration Ecologist

The serpentine barrens of southeastern Pennsylvania have long held the fascination of naturalists in the Philadelphia region. Wandering through an unusual savanna habitat in Pennsylvania featuring stunted oaks and conifers scattered in a sea of grasses and wildflowers, we will encounter many rare and unusual plants that Dr. Ryan will point out. In addition to the natural history, other features of cultural historical interest are present including mines from the 19th century. We will break for lunch as we discuss restoration projects and research currently underway. Wear good walking shoes and dress for the weather. Park in the meadow next to the entrance kiosk. We will meet at the Arboretum and travel by van. Bring your lunch and something to drink.

Thursday, May 31
9:00a.m. - 2:00p.m.
Thursday, May 31, 2018 at 9:00 AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 85.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 90.00 ea.

Tuquan Glen Adventure (Class is Full)
Dr. Will Ryan - Botanist/Restoration Ecologist

Tucquan Creek, a designated Pennsylvania Wild and Scenic River, traverses a landscape with centuries-old trees and impressive rock formations on its way to its confluence with the Susquehanna River. The preserve supports many plant species uncommon for southeastern Pennsylvania, including Rhododendron maximum, which will be blooming along the boulder-filled creek at the time of the trip. This is perhaps the most pristine and scenic of the seven ravines that open into the Susquehanna
River in this area. It is truly a wonderful respite from the heat of mid-summer as we explore the gorge. We will eat lunch along the banks of the Susquehanna River as we take in impressive views. Wear good walking shoes and dress for the weather. Park in the meadow next to the entrance kiosk. We will meet at the Arboretum and travel by van. Bring your lunch and something to drink.

Tuesday, July 3
9:00a.m. - 3:30p.m.
Tuesday, July 03, 2018 at 9:00 AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 85.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 90.00 ea.

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