Trees and Shrubs of the North Country [F-18-57]
|Location:||SUNY: Stowell 116d|
|Classes:||2 Sessions 1.5 hours|
|Dates:||Mon 4:30 PM 09/10, 09/17|
Through lectures and field visits, we will investigate the diversity of woody plants found in the North Country, including natives, planted exotics and invasive species. We will discuss their ecology, evolutionary relationships, identification, and conservation.
Glenn Johnson is a Professor in the Biology Department at SUNY Potsdam, where he teaches mostly conservation biology, ecology, dendrology and vertebrate biology courses. His main interest is Conservation Biology, especially endangered vertebrates and most particularly, amphibians and reptiles. Glen co-authored a recent field guide to amphibians and reptiles of New York. He has taught a Dendrology (tree) course numerous times, including three times for SOAR. Glenn also teaches Biology of Woody Plants at SUNY Potsdam in alternate years.
NOTE: The third class session is a 3-4 hours Outdoors Saturday Session.
NOTES: Glenn will bring his favorite field guides and other books about trees so participants can examine them and decide if they want to buy any online. He highly recommends “Rite in the Rain” – field spiral notebook #353. He also recommends the website: http://northernforestatlas.org