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Identifying Ferns of the Arnold Arboretum - Class

Saturday, June 01, 2019

Jacob Suissa, Fellow, Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University

Considering its size and location, New England has a relatively rich flora of ferns and fern allies (clubmosses, spikemosses, and quillworts). While it is possible to see almost all these species somewhere in the state of Massachusetts, several can be found at the Arnold Arboretum.

Fern specialist Jacob Suissa will teach the anatomy, reproduction, and key identifying characters that will help you to identify the ferns and fern allies of the Arboretum and New England.

Participants will begin indoors at the Arboretum's Weld Hill Research Building with a lecture and then move outdoors to Hemlock Hill and Bussey Brook for a fern foray.

Dress for indoor and outdoor learning.
Fee $40 member, $50 nonmember

Register at or call 617-384-5277.

Arnold Arboretum
Weld Hill Building
1300 Centre Street
Roslindale, MA 02131

Sponsor(s): Arnold Arboretum
Time(s): 9:30am-12:30pm
Cost: $40-$50
Phone: 617-384-5277

Published on Monday, May 06, 2019.
All information is subject to change.

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