April 15, 10 a.m. Clare Sipple: It’s anyone’s guess what will be blooming this week, but we can guarantee that there should be lots of flowers showing off for our hikers.
April 22, 9.a.m. Bill Crankshaw: If the weather holds, this will probably be our last comfortable day for hiking and observing the wildflowers. Heat and humidity get high at this time of year.
Special Event - April 22, 9-1
Tom Kimmerer and Katherine Shaw: What Do Trees Know? April 22 2017, 9am-1pm, Lower Howard's Creek State Nature Preserve. This Field Course is the first in our series focused on our new understanding of trees and forests. Based on recent research, we know that trees are highly connected to each other, and to other organisms in their community in complex networks of chemistry and information. Trees know and care for their babies. Trees fight back against their enemies and nurture their friends. Trees have exquisite knowledge of their environment and constantly adjust their behavior to live an optimal life. Are they intelligent? That is an open question. We will explore the behavior of trees, and their interactions with other organisms to explore this question: What do trees know? In this course, we will get down and dirty, digging up roots, dissecting logs, and experiencing the lives of trees.
The cost is $25 per person, or $10 for full-time students. If you wish to pay by some other method, or you are unable to afford the registration fee, please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Children accompanied by an adult are welcome, and there is no charge for children under 18. Dogs are not allowed.