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Ferns for Conservationists: Ferns of South Quabbin

Join Randy Stone of the Pioneer Valley Fern Society to learn how to identify many to most of the common ferns in this area of Massachusetts on Quabbin Watershed lands.

 Export to Your Calendar 7/13/2018
When: Friday, July 13, 2018
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
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Conference Center, Quabbin Reservoir
Blue Meadow Road
Belchertown, Massachusetts 
United States
Presenter: Randy Stone, Pioneer Valley Fern Society
Contact: Lindsay Martucci

Online registration is available until: 7/12/2018
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Ferns for Conservationists: Ferns of South Quabbin


Date: Friday July 13, 2018 (rain date: July 20, 2018)

Time: 10 am-2:30 pm

Place: Conference Center, Quabbin Reservoir

           Blue Meadow Rd., Belchertown, MA

Instructor: Randy Stone, Pioneer Valley Fern Society

Cost:  MACC Members: $60.00 / Non-Members $ 80.00 / Students $35.00

This introduction to ferns will be helpful and informative for anyone interested in learning how to identify ferns—be it for confirming wetland boundaries, incorporating native ferns in a naturalized landscape, or honing your “botanizing” skills. Come explore the trails at Quabbin Reservoir and learn to identify the most common ferns of our area. An indoor classroom session will cover basic fern biology, identification techniques, and ecology; and the field session will provide simple and easy methods for positive field identification.

We will also observe the changes in fern species composition along the hydrologic gradient, and review the status of designated species as wetland indicators. Please bring a hand lens if you have one, your lunch, a water bottle, and you’re encouraged to dress defensively (for mosquitoes and ticks). Join us for one of the years most fun and fascinating workshops!


NOTE:  We will need to carpool to travel along some of the trails within the grounds of Quabbin Reservoir, and will be grateful for volunteers who will be driving SUVs. 


A copy of Fern Finder-A Guide to Native Ferns by Anne Hallowell and Barbara Hallowell will be included with the course materials.  


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