Reading the Woods: Forest Ecology in the Field
The woods-- we're surrounded on three sides here in Grand Marais, but there's much more to understand than simply trees. Join Featured Guest Lee Frelich of the U of MN Center for Forest Ecology for an in-the-field introduction to Forest Ecology. After a brief introductory session, students will carpool to a nearby forested site and learn to see the woods through the eyes of an ecologist, looking for evidence of storms, fire, deer and moose browsing, earthworm invasion and the early effects of climate change.
You will need the following tools for this class:
Dress for the outdoors and wear hiking shoes
Feel free to bring your favorite tools and whatever materials you might feel appropriate for this course.
Once registered, students will receive a confirmation email with further class information. Please call us if you haven't received it within 24 hours.