Shrubs in Winter
Even without leaves, many shrubs are still recognizable at this time of year. Focus on some macro-characteristics like branching patterns, growth habits, bark, persistent fruit, galls, and habitats to identify more than 20 native New England shrubs in late fall and winter. We also discuss the natural history of the shrubs we see. The program begins with a classroom session and then moves into the field. Look for such species as witch-hazel (Hamamelis virginiana), highbush blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum), and, of course, winterberry (Ilex verticillata) and wintergreen (Gaultheria procumbens). Bring a bag lunch and a hand lens.
Saturday, December 7, 2013, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m.Location: Garden in the Woods, Framingham, MA
Course Code: bot3312
Instructor: Roland "Boot" Boutwell, naturalist
Fee: $53 (Member) / $64 (Nonmember)
Limit: 16 Credit: Elective--all certificates