Early Spring Ephemerals - Statewide Advanced Training
March 13, 2014
9:00 am to 3:30 pm
Join us as we discover the early blooming spring ephemerals of South Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains! Learn identification and natural history of these early blooming wildflowers including Oconee bells, bloodroot, trillium and many other species. This course is designed for students who have completed the Master Naturalist course and have a basic knowledge of wildflowers.
Registration for this course is through the Mountain Bridge Wilderness Area (864-836-6115) and is limited to 15 participants. The course fee of $45 includes a copy of the required text Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians by Horn and Cathcart, course materials and instruction. Wildflowers and Plant Communities of the Southern Appalachian Mountains and Piedmont: A Naturalist's Guide to the Carolinas, Virginia, Tennessee, and Georgia by Tim Spira can be substituted if you already have the required book.
9:00 - 9:15 Check-in
9:15 - 10:00 Introduction to Early Spring Ephemerals
10:00 - 12:00 Spring Ephemeral ID and Natural History
12:00 - 12:45 Lunch
12:45- 3:30 Spring Ephemeral ID and Natural History
Students are responsible for meals and transportation to study sites. Your instructor for this class is Tim Lee, Interpretive Ranger/Naturalist in the Mountain Bridge Wilderness Area.