Field Botany and Ornithology

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May 27-June 20, 2014

These are two field-based courses that will run in parallel over four weeks, “Field Botany of Flowering Plants” and “Field Ornithology.”

The first course is a field-based botanical study of vascular flora, with a focus on spring and summer wildflowers. Students learn plant systematics and advanced field identification skills through intensive field exercises and exploration of a variety of habitats.

The second course is a field-based exploration of birds with a dual emphasis on developing and refining field identification and classification skills and gaining an understanding of the evolution and ecology of Aves.