Trees of the North Country [F-10-48]
|Location:||SUNY: Stowell 103|
|Classes:||3 Sessions 1.5 hours|
|Dates:||Fri 2:00 PM 09/17, 09/24, 10/01|
NOTE: This course also has a Saturday field trip to Indian Creek Nature Center on October 2. Meet at 9am at the entrance (closest to Rennselaer Falls). NOTE: SOAR members who are not in the class are also invited to go on this field trip.
LINK to Spring 2009 location web page for Indian Creek Nature Center (giving directions on how to get there, parking info, accessibility info, phoos and a small map)
This course acquaints the participants with natural history, tree identifi cation, and the lore and human usage of woody plants (trees, shrubs and vines). The focus will be mainly regional, but will include some discussion of woody plant groups worldwide.
Glenn Johnson is a professor in the biology department at SUNY Potsdam, where he teaches mostly ecology and vertebrate biology courses. His main interest is conservation biology, especially endangered vertebrates and most particularly amphibians and reptiles. He co-authored a recent fi eld guide to amphibians and reptiles of New York. He has taught a dendrology (biology of woody plants) course numerous times.
NOTE: Bring a field notebook on the fieldtrip.