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Plant Geography of a Granite Hill – A Northern Forest Atlas Day Course

June 3, 2023 @ 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM


Instructor: Jerry Jenkins & Brett Engstrom
June 3 , 2023 | $110
Course size: 12 students
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Drew Mountain is the Granite Hills of Groton State Park, which are an igneous pluton intruded into the Devonian Waits-River sediments. The granite is hard and acid, the Waits softer and limy. The plants are an unusual combination, reflecting both influences. We will focus on the woody plants as a key to understanding the habitat, and add some interesting grasses, sedges, and herbs as details. Taught by Brett Engstrom, who has lived in the Granite Hills for thirty years, and Jerry Jenkins who visits them whenever he can.

A Northern Forest Atlas day course hosted by NBNC’s Biodiversity University.

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June 3, 2023
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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North Branch Nature Center
713 Elm Street
Montpelier, Vermont 05602