You don't want to miss this.

When:

Friday, July 26, 2024

From 8:30 am to 2:30 pm

Where

New Hampshire Audubon

McLane Center

84 Silk Farm Road

Concord, NH 03301

Driving Directions:

Take I-93 to I-89 North. Take Exit 2 and turn left at the end of the ramp (Rte 13 South). Take the 1st right onto Silk Farm Road. NH Audubon is the second on the left.

Contact

NHANRS Admin

New Hampshire Association of Natural Resource Scientists (NHANRS)

(603) 224-0401

[email protected]

NHANRS Presents:



Summer Botany - How to Be a Better Observer


Friday, July 26, 2024

4.5 contact hour



MEETING DESCRIPTION


The NHANRS Summer Botany Workshop will combine classroom instruction with a big helping of outdoor classroom learning. The workshop will start inside at NH Audubon’s McLane Center, introducing general identification of non-woody plants and some of their differences, followed by an introduction to some recommended field guides, and tips on how to use them effectively. Then the group will step outside and start practicing and implementing what they learned. After a box lunch provided at the McClane Center, the group will head out onto the trails around the Center and identify additional plants. The trails at the Center pass through a variety of habitats, providing the opportunity to look for and work with specific species and species groups of interest.


Workshop registration is limited to 20 participants. 


AGENDA


8:30 AM - 9:00 AM Registration


9:00 AM - 11:30 AM Plant ID Basics


11:30 AM - 12:15 PM Lunch (box lunch provided)


12:15 PM - 2:30 PM Plant ID Field Work





INSTRUCTOR


Tom Groves is an observant botanist dedicated to learning as much as he can about New England’s natural habitats, ecosystems, and most importantly, plants. Over the past 10 years, Tom has been privileged enough to spend most of his time in the varied habitats of New England observing the habitats and flora. This natural habitat immersion and dedicated observation time have helped hone his ability to find rare plants and see the small differences in cryptic and often overlooked species. Tom has been providing ecological restoration advice to national wildlife refuges, state biologists, NRCS, and private landowners in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Vermont for the past decade.


Prior to his current role as Senior Botanist with BSC Group, Tom was responsible for planning, managing, and executing 1,400 acres of habitat restoration work annually on behalf of a Vermont-based forestry company. In his current role, Tom leads rare plant surveys, and designs ecological restoration mitigation strategies for projects with clients like National Grid, Eversource, and Bradley International Airport. This past spring Tom was a field trip leader for the week-long Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, a joint program with the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and Great Smoky Mountain National Park. Tom is excited to share his love of native plants, habitat restoration, and botanical inventories with all of you!




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           Members:           $ 60.00


           Non-members:  $ 90.00



           Students:          $ 40.00

Jul 26

Summer Botany - How to Be A Better Observer

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$40.00 - $90.00