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  • Niquette Bay State Park — New England Wild Flower Society
    follow the Ledges Trail over a number of limy cobbles about 1 25 miles to the shore of Lake Champlain walk along the beach to explore limestone cedar bluffs on the west side of the park and then head back to the parking area via the Muhley Trail Bring a bag lunch Habitat limestone cobble and limestone cedar bluffs Known For lush spring flora and copious white trillium Difficulty Easy

    Original URL path: http://backstage.newenglandwild.org/learn/our-programs/niquette-bay-state-park (2016-05-01)
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  • North Truro Dunes Walk — New England Wild Flower Society
    an oasis of biodiversity in an otherwise desert like environment They are one of the last refuges on the Outer Cape for species such as insectivorous sundews and orchids such as the tuberous grass pink and rose pogonia From a wildlife perspective they are critical habitat for the reproduction and survival of numerous invertebrates and amphibians Bring a bag lunch Habitat dunes and freshwater wetlands Known For dunes and dune

    Original URL path: http://backstage.newenglandwild.org/learn/our-programs/north-truro-dunes-walk (2016-05-01)
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  • Schoodic Point — New England Wild Flower Society
    on the mainland We will hike the shoreline and some inland sites to investigate unique habitats and the plants that live in them discuss community ecology and identify lots of plants Bring a bag lunch Habitat open headland jack pine woodland maritime spruce fir forest and beach strand communities Known For dramatic and varied landscape with rare and common plants Difficulty Moderate Saturday July 23 10 a m 2 p

    Original URL path: http://backstage.newenglandwild.org/learn/our-programs/schoodic-point (2016-05-01)
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  • New England Plant Diversity: Session 2 — New England Wild Flower Society
    universe from one of the best botanists in the field Arthur Haines In the session 2 of this 5 session series students will examine tracheophyte families starting with free sporing plants e g ferns and ending with three major groups of seed plants nonflowering seed plants i e conifers magnoliids i e primitive dicots and monocots Note Session 1 is a prerequisite for all other sessions Sessions 2 5 may

    Original URL path: http://backstage.newenglandwild.org/learn/our-programs/new-england-plant-diversity-session-2-1 (2016-05-01)
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  • What Role Do “Nativars” Play in an Ecological Landscape? — New England Wild Flower Society
    species should nurseries also offer cultivars of native plants in their inventory What is the challenge of growing landscape plants from diverse sources 2 45 3 15 Annie White What current research findings are available to shed light on the Nativar issue Are there Nativar landscape plants with ecological value 3 15 4 45 Panel Discussion with Annie White Michael Piantedosi Cayte McDonough Laney Widener and Peter van Berkum moderated by Mark Richardson Do the Nativars offer the same level of ecological benefits to native wildlife as their straight species counterparts Who make these decisions and based upon on what science The rise of Nativars in the marketplace is being driven by sales growth and interest in using native plants for ecological landscapes and mandated in some locales Are there compelling reasons for the seller to specify that a plant is a native cultivar and not a true native plant Do designers have an obligation to distinguish native plants vs Nativars when recommending plants a garden design Do restoration projects require seed propagated natives only Is this warranted Where should we go from here on this debate Presenters and Panelists Cayte McDonough Nursery Production Manager New England Wild Flower Society For the past 15 years Cayte has worked to propagate cultivate understand and promote New England native plants McDonough and her colleagues collect seeds in the wild with permission from landowners They collect from large populations to ensure genetic diversity and limit their collections to 20 percent of the available seed to minimize the impact on the population She also enjoys learning about native pollinators and supporting local farmers Michael Piantedosi NEPCoP Seed Bank Coordinator New England Wild Flower Society Michael is currently working with Seeds of Success SOS a native seed collection program led by the Bureau of Land Management SOS collects wildland native seed for research development germplasm conservation and ecosystem restoration The ultimate goal is to ensure the availability of genetically rich regionally adapted native plant materials to restore rehabilitate and stabilize lands in the United States Mark Richardson Director of Horticulture New England Wild Flower Society Mark oversees the New England Wildflower Society s botanic garden Garden in the Woods in Framingham Massachusetts and its native plant nursery operation Nasami Farm in Whately Massachusetts He studied ornamental horticulture at the University of Rhode Island and helped run a mid sized ornamental plant nursery before finding his true passion in public horticulture He led undergraduate programs at Longwood Gardens overhauled the curriculum of the Professional Gardener Program and oversaw adult education at Brookside Gardens In 2013 Mr Richardson assisted with the development of the first comprehensive master plan for Garden in the Woods He holds an MS from the University of Delaware s Longwood Graduate Program Peter van Berkum Owner of Van Berkum Nurseries Peter along with his wife Leslie started Van Berkum Nursery VBN in 1986 VBN is a wholesale perennial nursery specializing in natives shade perennials and Wicked Ruggeds plants that perform well and last

    Original URL path: http://backstage.newenglandwild.org/learn/our-programs/what-role-do-201cnativars201d-play-in-an-ecological-landscape (2016-05-01)
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  • Story Time and Musical Play at Garden in the Woods — New England Wild Flower Society
    sing songs related to topic of the day and make nature crafts Stories are geared for children ages three to six Afterward children are invited to explore the local flora and fauna in the Garden play in the Family Activity Area or pick up a Scavenger Hunt Card and take a walk through the woods Saturdays April 30 May 14 28 June 11 25 July 9 23 August 13 27

    Original URL path: http://backstage.newenglandwild.org/learn/our-programs/story-time-and-musical-play-at-garden-in-the-woods (2016-05-01)
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  • New England Plant Diversity: Session 3 — New England Wild Flower Society
    of this new plant universe from one of the best botanists in the field Arthur Haines Session 3 of this 5 session series focuses on tracheophyte families referred to as the tricolpates i e the majority of dicot plants Discussion will include primitive tricolpates e g Ranunculaceae Papaveraceae Amaranthaceae and eurosids e g Rosaceae Betulaceae Brassicaceae Note We recommend you take Session 1 first Sessions 2 5 may be taken

    Original URL path: http://backstage.newenglandwild.org/learn/our-programs/new-england-plant-diversity-session-3-1 (2016-05-01)
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  • Low-Maintenance Design with Native Plants — New England Wild Flower Society
    existing plant communities landscape designer Owen Wormser will share techniques for creating beautiful low maintenance gardens Learn how to design a unique space and discover the functional and aesthetic qualities of native plants In this interactive format you are encouraged to bring your ideas along with photographs plans or sketches of your own property Saturday April 30 1 4 p m Location Nasami Farm Nursery Whately MA Program Code HOR4044

    Original URL path: http://backstage.newenglandwild.org/learn/our-programs/low-maintenance-design-with-native-plants (2016-05-01)
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