The diversity of plant communities in New England is truly astounding, including several forest types, freshwater wetlands, coastal dunes, grasslands, heathlands, tidal marshes, and montane communities. Understanding the dominant canopy species, indicator species, and range helps us to interpret our own landscape’s ecological identity. Lectures cover effects of soils, topography, moisture, geological conditions, and glaciation. Field trips to study the composition and structure of some distinctive plant communities complement the lectures. Extensive handouts included.
~~CLASS MEETS THURSDAYS AND SATURDAYS~~
Thursdays, June 7, 14, 21, 2012, 6:30-8:30 p.m., and Saturdays, June 9, 16, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Location: Garden in the Woods, Framingham, MA
Course Code: bot4000
Instructor: Ted Elliman, Vegetation Management Coordinator, New England Wild Flower Society
Fee: $227 (Member) / $267 (Nonmember)
Limit: 16 Credit: Core-FB or Adv.HD; Elective-all certificates