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2017 SPECIAL PINELANDS PLANT COURSE - ADVANCED
   Time: 7pm - 9pm  
     Sponsored by: New Jersey Conservation Foundation
     Start: 03/14/17 - End: 11/14/17
Location: Pinelands Preservation Alliance headquarters, 17 Pemberton Road , Southampton, NJ 08088
Contact: 908-997-0733 REGISTER   EMAIL

2017 Special Pinelands Plant Course - Advanced
Each participant will study a site at the Franklin Parker Preserve . The objective of the course is for each student to create a comprehensive, specimen-based list of every vascular plant species present on his/her site. The course is geared for professionals and advanced amateurs. Course work includes:
-Attendance at scheduled monthly workshops
-Field study at your site at least once a month, March through October
-Record-keeping in a field notebook for all pertinent field observations
-Creation of herbarium-quality plant specimens (at least one per species encountered)
-Creation of a comprehensive list of vascular plants on the site


Events For 05/03/17 (Wednesday)
SPRING MIGRATION BIRD WALK - MEADOWS & EDGES
   Time: 8am - 10am  
     Sponsored by: New Jersey Conservation Foundation
     Location: Bamboo Brook Outdoor Education Center, 170 Longview Road , Far Hills, NJ 07931
Contact: 9089970725 REGISTER   EMAIL
Naturalist Bill Lynch will lead us through the meadows and forest edges of Bamboo Brook as we search for both spring migrants and breeding birds. Songbirds love the transition between forest and field, and use the treetops to sing their hearts out to potential mates.

Events For 05/10/17 (Wednesday)
SPRING MIGRATION BIRD WALK - FOREST INTERIOR
   Time: 8am - 10am  
     Sponsored by: New Jersey Conservation Foundation
     Location: Bamboo Brook Outdoor Education Center, 170 Longview Road , Far Hills, NJ 07931
Contact: 9089970725 REGISTER   EMAIL
Spring migration continues as we venture into the forest to search for migrants and breeding birds. We hope to see Scarlet Tanagers, Ovenbirds, woodpeckers, and other species that prefer the taller trees and denser vegetation of mature woodland.

2017 SPECIAL PINELANDS PLANT COURSE - FUNDAMENTALS
   Time: 7pm - 9pm  
     Sponsored by: New Jersey Conservation Foundation
     Start: 05/11/17 - End: 07/13/17
Location: Pinelands Preservation Alliance headquarters, 17 Pemberton Road , Southampton, NJ 08088
Contact: 908-997-0725 REGISTER   EMAIL
This year, we'll focus on the natural relationships and modern classification of plants, using the Pine Barrens of New Jersey as our outdoor classroom. By investigating, especially, plant families, and the characteristics that systematists use in trying to delineate them, we'll reinforce our understanding of plant morphology, which will greatly enhance our field botany skills.

This course will be geared for beginners, though seasoned field botanists may also enjoy the tour of plant families and the careful study of the intriguing variety of flower morphology.

We'll study live and pressed specimens during the ten evening workshops, and make nine weekend field trips. Of course, we'll also pay close attention to plants and plant communities that are of conservation priority.

The class will meet every Thursday evening from 7-9pm, May 11 to July 13 with field trips taking place on weekends. Registration is $150 per person. High school and college students with a valid ID may register for a 50% discount at $75 per person.

Two texts are required for this course:

The Illustrated Book of Wildflowers and Shrubs, William Carey Grimm, 1993, Stackpole.

Guide to Flowering Plant Families, Wendy B. Zomlefer, 1994, Chapel Hill.

You will also need a 10X lens (pocket loupe). Economical models are available for less than $10 (see Forestry Suppliers).

Events For 05/17/17 (Wednesday)
SPRING MIGRATION BIRD WALK - BIRDING BY EAR
   Time: 8am - 10am  
     Sponsored by: New Jersey Conservation Foundation
     Location: Bamboo Brook Outdoor Education Center, 170 Longview Road , Far Hills, NJ 07931
Contact: 9089970725 REGISTER   EMAIL
As more and more leaves cover the trees and understory of the forest, it becomes increasingly difficult to see birds and other wildlife - but there are other ways to appreciate the biodiversity of The Garden State! We will stop and listen for the vocalizations of Wood Thrush, Hooded Warbler, and the other birds of Bamboo Brook.

Events For 05/20/17 (Saturday)
MOUNT ROSE BIOBLITZ
   Time: 6am - 3pm  
     Sponsored by: New Jersey Conservation Foundation
     Location: Mount Rose Preserve, Carter Road , Hopewell Township, NJ
Contact: 9089970725 REGISTER   EMAIL
Join experts at the Mount Rose Preserve in Hopewell Township as they identify as many plant and animal species as possible!

Each hike offered throughout the day will focus on a different group - birds, insects, plants, reptiles, amphibians, and more! See a full schedule at www.njconservation.org/MountRosePreserveBioblitz.htm Be sure to dress appropriately and wear proper footwear for hiking. Bring a picnic lunch and join us at our table for snacks and lively discussion!

 

 


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