Early Spring Ephemerals - Statewide Advanced Training

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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.

General Schedule
  • 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.

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Tim Lee

Tim Lee

A native South Carolinian, Tim has studied and taught as a naturalist and biologist throughout the southeast for more than 20 years. For the past 14 years he has been the Interpretive Ranger/Naturalist for South Carolina State Park Service’s Mountain Bridge Wilderness Area where he conducts research and provides educational programs for children and adults. He is the South Carolina Park Services coordinator with the South Carolina Master Naturalist Program and is an Educational Leadership Partner for the South Carolina Aquarium. Tim is member of the National Association of Interpreters and an honorary member of the Upstate Master Naturalist Association.

 

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