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Natural History

March through July 2019 Courses

Meteorology of the Blue Ridge B: A FIVE-WEEK CLASS – Thursdays, February 28, March 7, 14, 21, 28, 2019; 9:30 a.m. to Noon

Geology of the Blue Ridge: A FIVE-WEEK CLASS AND FIELD TRIP – Tuesdays, March 5, 12, 19, 26; 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; Field Trip – Tuesday, April 2; 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

John Muir’s Conservation Legacy: The Necessity of Wildness: A FOUR-WEEK CLASS – Tuesdays, March 5, 12, 19, 26; 5 to 6:30 p.m.

Vertebrate Zoology of the Blue Ridge: A SIX-WEEK CLASS – Wednesdays, March 6, 13, 20, April 3, 10, 17; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Light Pollution, Health and the Environment – Friday, March 15; 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Spring Migration of Birds – Friday, March 15; 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Scats, Tracks and Other Signs – Friday, March 29; 9:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Spring Flora Identification A: A SIX-WEEK CLASS – Tuesdays, April 2, 9, 23, 30, May 7, 14; 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Spring Flora Identification B: A SIX-WEEK CLASS – Wednesdays, April 3, 10, 24, May 1, 6, 15; 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Ecology of the Blue Ridge: A FIVE-WEEK CLASS AND FIELD TRIP – April 9, 16, 23, 30, May 7, 14; 12:45 to 4:45 p.m.

Treasures of the Spring Night Sky – Wednesday, April 10; 6:30 to 9 p.m.

Spring Warblers – Thursday, April 11; 1 to 4 p.m.

Mosses and Liverworts – Saturday, April 13; 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Woodpeckers – Thursday, April 18; 1 to 4 p.m.

All About Bluebirds – Tuesday, April 23; 9:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Spring Tree Identification A – Wednesday, April 24; 9:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Mysteries and Wonders of the Moon: A THREE-WEEK CLASS – Wednesdays, May 1, 8, 15; 6:30 to 9 p.m.

Spring Tree Identification B – Sunday, May 5; 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Identifying Regional Frogs by Sight and Sound – Tuesday, May 7; 1 to 3 p.m.

Leading a Nature Walk – Saturday, May 11 (rain date May 18); 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Hummingbirds – Thursday, May 16; 1 to 4 p.m.

Venomous Snakes of the Carolinas – Friday, May 17; 9:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Natural History Interpretation: A FOUR-WEEK CLASS – Tuesdays, May 21, 28, June 4, 11; 9:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Fire Ecology: A TWO-WEEK CLASS – Wednesdays, May 22, 29; 12:45 to 4:45 p.m.

What’s Up Underground? An Introduction to Soils – Tuesday, June 4; 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Summer Tree Identification A – Wednesday, June 5; 9:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Wildflower Hike A – Saturday, June 8; 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Birding in the Balsams – Thursday, June 13; 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Wildflower Hike B – Friday, June 14; 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Summer Flora Identification A: A SIX-WEEK CLASS – Tuesdays, June 18, 25, July 2, 9, 16, 23; 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Summer Flora Identification B: A SIX-WEEK CLASS – Wednesdays, June 19, 26, June 3, 10, 17, 24; 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Fungal Families of the Blue Ridge – Sunday, June 23; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Wildflower Hike C – Saturday, June 22; 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Wildflower Hike D – Friday, June 28; 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Summer Tree Identification B – Saturday, July 13; 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Coexisting with Black Bears – Wednesday, July 17; 10 a.m. to Noon

Woody Vines and Shrubs – Thursday, July 18; 9:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.

Mountain Tree Trek – Friday, July 19; 9:15 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.

Birding By Ear – Thursday, July 25; 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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