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   Time: 7 pm - 9 pm  
     Sponsored by: New Jersey Conservation Foundation
     Start: 03/08/16 - End: 11/08/16
Location: Pinelands Preservation Alliance - Pinelands Visitor Center, 17 Pemberton Road , Southampton, NJ 08088
Contact: 9089970725 REGISTER   EMAIL
Each participant will study a site on the Franklin Parker Preserve . The objective of the course is for each student to create a comprehensive, specimen-based list of every vascular plant species present on his/her site. The course is geared for professionals and advanced amateurs and will meet every second Tuesday March through April. Course work includes:
-Attendance at scheduled monthly workshops
-Field study at your site at least once a month, March through October
-Record-keeping in a field notebook for all pertinent field observations
-Creation of herbarium-quality plant specimens (at least one per species encountered)
-Creation of a comprehensive list of vascular plants on the site

   Time: 7 pm - 9 pm  
     Sponsored by: New Jersey Conservation Foundation
     Start: 06/02/16 - End: 08/04/16
17 Pemberton Road , Southampton, NJ 08088
Contact: 9089970725 REGISTER   EMAIL
This year, we'll focus on the natural relationships and modern classification of plants, using the Pine Barrens of New Jersey as our outdoor classroom. By investigating, especially, plant families, and the characteristics that systematists use in trying to delineate them, we'll reinforce our understanding of plant morphology, which will greatly enhance our field botany skills.

This course will be geared for beginners, though seasoned field botanists may also enjoy the tour of plant families and the careful study of the intriguing variety of flower morphology.

We'll study live and pressed specimens during the ten evening workshops, and make nine weekend field trips. Of course, we'll also pay close attention to plants and plant communities that are of conservation priority.

The class will meet every Thursday evening from 7-9pm, June 2nd to August 4th with field trips taking place on weekends. Registration is $150 per person. High school and college students with a valid ID may register for a 50% discount at $75 per person. Please note the text requirements on the registration page.

Events For 08/19/16 (Friday)
   Time: 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.  
     Sponsored by: New Jersey Conservation Foundation
     Location: Bamboo Brook Outdoor Education Center (GPS address: 11 Longview Road, Far Hills, NJ 07931), 170 Longview Road , Far Hills, NJ 07931
Contact: 9089970725 REGISTER   EMAIL
Join experts from the North American Butterfly Association as we walk the meadows of Bamboo Brook in search of late summer butterfly species. Many species of butterfly were observed during our 2015 walk including Monarch, Summer Azure, and Wild Indigo Duskywing. The cost is free, but you may opt to join New Jersey Conservation Foundation at a discounted rate when attending.



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