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Winter Ecology Walk: Advanced Topics in Ecology

February 29 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

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February 29


11:00 am - 12:30 pm

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ONSITE | Thursday, February 29, 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

The start of a new seasonal series of special topics in ecology continues a beloved Arboretum course. Join Naturalist Dan Lazar for this Winter Ecology Walk with trailside stops for discussing the many ways in which organisms have adapted to winter in the Southern Appalachians. Many trees are leafless during the winter, but are they really dormant? Why do some trees retain their leaves throughout the year? How do insects survive the cold? What is happening underground below the thick layer of insulating leaves? Opportunities for learning in place are far from dormant in this or any season at the Arboretum!

Learn more and Register for open classes: https://www.ncarboretum.org/education-programs/adult-education-classes/