Plant Communities of North Carolina
with Julie Tuttle, Ecologist
This event is full. Now accepting wait list registrations.
Dates and times:
Saturdays, June 1, 8, and 15: 1:30-4:30 p.m.
Saturday, June 22: Full-day field trip
Fee: $130 ($117 Members)
This course introduces students to North Carolina’s rich diversity of plant communities. Variations in climate and soil types across the state as well as other factors have resulted in the creation of distinctive regions: subtropical maritime forests, salt marshes, longleaf pine savannas and sandhills, pocosins, oak-hickory forests, bottomland hardwoods, spruce-fir forests, rock outcrops and glades, relict prairies, and grasslands. Students explore the causes and history of North Carolina’s plant community diversity. Class sessions include nine hours of lecture and a full day field trip with Julie and UNC Herbarium director Alan Weakley. No prerequisites.