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Ferns and Mosses and Lichens at Poestenkill Community Forest

Date: Sunday, July 14, 2019 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Naturalist Series

Part of our Rensselaer Naturalist Series co-sponsored by Rensselaer Land Trust and Rensselaer Plateau Alliance! All are welcome to attend. A carpet of ferns on the forest floor, a blanket of moss on a boulder – among the prettiest sights in the outdoors. Learn the common ferns of the Rensselaer Plateau, and a few mosses, lichens, and ground pines. The non-flowering plants that carpet the forest floor. Tom Phillips, expert bryologist, will lead us through the varied habitats of the Community Forest and show us the diversity of fascinating and beautiful plants. Bring a magnifying loop if you have one.

Meet at the parking lot of the Poestenkill Community Forest in East Poestenkill.

Register in advanceQuestions? Contact Tom Phillips at mossvet@nycap.rr.com. Suggested donation of $5.

Resources for this outing are listed below and can also be found here along with learning goals.

Resources:  Fern Finder: A guide to Native Ferns of Northeastern and Central North America by Hallowell & Hallowell Nature Study Guild Rochester NY.

Common Mosses of the Northeast and Appalachians by McKnight et al, Princeton University Press 

 Mosses, Liverworts, and Hornworts a Field Guide to Common Bryophytes of the Northeast by Ralph Pope, Comstock Publishing Associates a division of Cornell University Press

 

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