Explore ‘Mosses and Friends’ at Hidden Valley Nature Center
On Saturday, Aug. 26 from 9 a.m. to noon, join Midcoast Conservancy for “Mosses and Friends: Identifying Common Bryophytes,” led by Ralph Pope. Pope, an adjunct professor of New England Flora at Antioch New England Graduate School in Keene, New Hampshire, will introduce workshop participants to the basic biology of bryophytes (mosses and closely related organisms) before leading the group on a discovery of bryophytes to be found along the trails of Hidden Valley Nature Center in Jefferson. The event will begin at The Barn with a brief overview on the topic and will then proceed on an exploration of nearby trails in search of common specimens on various substrates along some of HVNC’s trails.
Ralph’s recently released book, “Mosses, Liverworts, and Hornworts. A Field Guide to Common Bryophytes of the Northeast” will be available for purchase, though he will also have a couple of ‘loaners’ for participants to ‘test drive’ during the field exploration.
For more information, or to register, go to https://www.midcoastconservancy.org/events/mosses-friends-identifying-common-bryophytes/or call Midcoast Conservancy at (207) 389-5150.