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Science and Nature Lecture with Mason Heberling
February 20, 2022, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Powdermill Nature Reserve
Join us as we explore seasonal natural history phenomena of Powdermill Nature Reserve! A lecture will be given in the Parker Room at 2 pm, followed by a short outdoor exploration. Lectures are structured for adult audiences, and children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Pre-registration is required as space is limited, and masks are required inside the Nature Center.
Lecture: “Hang in there: spring flowers and winter leaves”
Assistant Curator of Botany Dr. Mason Heberling will talk about his work on the impacts of our changing climate and introduced species on our forest wildflowers. He will also talk about a project at Powdermill on those deciduous leaves that remain on branches in winter, a phenomenon known as marcescence. The talk will end with a hike, looking for winter leaves and signs of spring wildflowers.