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RE: Summer Fern Forays in the Smokey Mountains

  • Subject: RE: [ferns] Summer Fern Forays in the Smokey Mountains
  • From: Valerie Pence <valerie.pence@cincinnatizoo.org>
  • Date: Mon, 3 May 2004 15:30:21 -0400

Will there be more fern forays this summer?

> ----------
> From: 	Michael Barker
> Reply To: 	ferns@hort.net
> Sent: 	Monday, April 7, 2003 10:18 AM
> To: 	ferns@hort.net
> Subject: 	[ferns] Summer Fern Forays in the Smokey Mountains
> Hi,
> As part of the All Taxa Biodiversity Inventory in the Great Smokey 
> Mountains National Park, fern forays are held each summer to assist with 
> inventorying all fern taxa in the park.  This summer we will have three 
> such fern forays: May 31, June 21, and July 12.  These forays involve 
> running transects on trails in the park, and collecting abundance data on 
> ferns every 200 meters.  If you are interested in attending this year's 
> forays, please contact either myself or Pat Cox (pcox@utk.edu).  If you
> are 
> unfamiliar with ferns in the eastern US, this is a great way to 
> learn.  Many of the volunteers who help us do not know the different fern 
> taxa at the beginning of the day, but are fairly adept by the end.  Its a 
> lot of fun and you can have the satisfaction of assisting in the first 
> project to inventory all living organisms within a relatively large area, 
> the Great Smokey Mountains.
> Thanks,
> Mike Barker
> **************************************************************************
> ***
> "We should realize that the game is crooked,
> but also that it is the only game in town."
> - Cronquist on phylogenetic reconstruction, 1988
> Mike Barker
> Dept. of Botany ph. 513-461-1260
> Miami University        fx.  513-529-4243
> Oxford, OH 45056        barkerms@muohio.edu
> website: http://www.users.muohio.edu/byrumsf/hickey/mike.htm
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