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September 19, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm


Field Trip: Serpentine Barrens in the Fall

The Serpentine Barrens.
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This program takes place in-person on Sunday, September 19 (Rain Date: Sunday, September 26).

Explore the unique ecosystem of the Unionville Serpentine Barrens and see how this plant community is responding to recent ecological restoration efforts. Chris Hoess, Chair of the Friends of the State Line Serpentine Barrens, discusses the natural history of the site as you search for the rare and unusual plants that inhabit the barrens. Learn how you can help preserve this ecological and cultural treasure. Please bring your lunch and be prepared for hiking through undeveloped areas. (Class size is limited.)


About the Instructor:

Chris Hoess teaches biology and biochemistry at Delaware Technical Community College and is Chair of the Friends of the State Line Serpentine Barrens. His interests include ferns, plant phylogenetics, and the management and restoration of serpentine ecosystems

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