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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


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 06/30/17 (Friday)
2017 BUTTERFLY HIKE
   Time: 9:30am - 11:30am  
     Sponsored by: New Jersey Conservation Foundation
     Location: Bamboo Brook Outdoor Education Center, 170 Longview Road , Far Hills, NJ 07931
Contact: 9089970725 REGISTER   EMAIL
Join experts from the North American Butterfly Association as we walk the meadows of Bamboo Brook in search of early summer butterfly species.

Events For 07/15/17 (Saturday)
2017 BLUEBERRY PICKING
   Time: 8am - 1pm  
     Sponsored by: New Jersey Conservation Foundation
     Location: Franklin Parker Preserve - Chatsworth Lake Entrance, , Chatsworth, NJ
Contact: 9089970725 REGISTER   EMAIL
Join us at this former blueberry farm in the Pine Barrens for some old-fashioned fun for the whole family. Bring your own basket and take home all you can pick! Please be sure to bring plenty of water and to wear appropriate clothing. Long sleeves, pants and insect repellent are recommended. Our van will shuttle attendees from the Chatsworth Lake Entrance.

Events For 07/21/17 (Friday)
2017 MID-SUMMER BUTTERFLY WALK
   Time: 9:30am - 11:30am  
     Sponsored by: New Jersey Conservation Foundation
     Location: Bamboo Brook Outdoor Education Center, 170 Longview Road , Far Hills, NJ 07931
Contact: 9089970725 REGISTER   EMAIL
Stroll the meadows of Bamboo Brook with experts from the North American Butterfly Association and admire the beauty of New Jerseys butterflies in mid-summer.

Events For 07/22/17 (Saturday)
2017 MOTH NIGHT AT FRANKLIN PARKER PRESERVE
   Time: 8:15pm - 11pm  
     Sponsored by: New Jersey Conservation Foundation
     Location: Franklin Parker Preserve - Chatsworth Lake Entrance, , Chatsworth, NJ
Contact: 9089970725 REGISTER   EMAIL

2017 Moth Night at Franklin Parker Preserve
Come celebrate the wonderful diversity of moths during this fun nocturnal event! Light stations will be set up to attract moths and other insects. Be sure to bring plenty of water and to dress appropriately - long sleeves and pants will keep the insects off your skin. To find out more about moths and about National Moth Week, which began in 2012, please visit http://nationalmothweek.org/

Events For 07/28/17 (Friday)
MOTH NIGHT AT BAMBOO BROOK
   Time: 8pm - 11pm  
     Sponsored by: New Jersey Conservation Foundation
     Location: Bamboo Brook Outdoor Education Center, 170 Longview Road , Far Hills, NJ 07931
Contact: 9089970725 REGISTER   EMAIL
Come celebrate the wonderful diversity of moths during this fun nocturnal event! We'll start with a short presentation on moths and mothing techniques and then head outside where a light station will be set up to attract moths and other insects. Be sure to dress appropriately - long sleeves and pants will keep the insects off your skin. To find out more about moths and about National Moth Week, which began in 2012, please visit http://nationalmothweek.org/

Events For 08/11/17 (Friday)
2017 LATE SUMMER BUTTERFLY WALK
   Time: 9:30am - 11:30am  
     Sponsored by: New Jersey Conservation Foundation
     Location: Bamboo Brook Outdoor Education Center, 170 Longview Road , Far Hills, NJ 07931
Contact: 9089970725 REGISTER   EMAIL
Join experts from the North American Butterfly Association as we walk the meadows of Bamboo Brook in search of late summer butterfly species. Many species of butterfly were observed during our 2016 walk including Monarch, Summer Azure, and Wild Indigo Duskywing. The cost is free, but you may opt to join New Jersey Conservation Foundation at a discounted rate when attending.

 

 


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