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Forest Communities Spring Wildflower Course 2018

April 30 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

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An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Monday, repeating until April 30, 2018

Flowers of the Forest General Topics will Include:

Natural Forest Habitats such as:
Bottomland Hardwood Forest
Mixed Hardwood Forest
Riverine Forest
Deciduous Forest
Oak-Hickory Forest
Understory Wildflowers
Plant Diversity
Basic Nomenclature

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Identification of Trees and Wildflowers using:

Leaf Type, Leaf Shape, Leaf Arrangement
Flower Type, Flower Symmetry & more!
Upcoming Courses

Fall 2018 – Foreest Communities:
Basic Dendrology
Identification using geographic location and tree bark & leaves

Winter 2019 – Forest Communities: Winter Dendrology
Identification using bark, buds, leaf scars, & twigs

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What is Dendrology

Dendrology is a branch of Botany that focuses on the identification and taxonomy of woody plants, including trees, shrubs, and vines.

Our Forest Communities course extends this information to include geographic location and habitat type.

Six Week Program Mondays 9:00am-3:00pm March 12 – April 30, 2018 (no class April 2 or 23)

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Course Overview

Join Phinizy Center Education staff and invited field trip leaders as we offer Forest Communities: Flowers of the Forest to explore tree and associated wildflower identification. This 6 week field trip series will run weekly on Mondays starting March 12, 2018, from 9am to 3pm. This includes a short lunch break. Each class will consist of field lecture time, field study, discussion, and home-reading suggestions. Registration fees include all class materials and you will become a Friend of Phinizy.

The course introduces participants to the fascinating world of Eastern Forest Communities and associated wildflowers while enhancing skills needed for independent field identification. Plan to visit some of the many great forest communities in the CSRA. Participants will gain a better appreciation for our irreplaceable habitats as we explore basic plant morphology, nomenclature, community types, and much more.

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April 30
9:00 am - 3:00 pm


Phinizy Swamp Nature Park
1858 Lock and Dam Road
Augusta, GA 30906 United States