Spring Meeting, 2015
March 21, 2015
The Connecticut Forest and Park Association
16 Meriden Road (Route 66)
Where the Deciduous Forest Ends:
Pine Barrens and Grasslands in the Northeast
We will visually stroll through the beautiful pine barrens of Long Island and New Jersey, surveying the differences in vegetation and flora in uplands and lowlands. Then we'll look at the northeastern natural grasslands, which have lost ground dramatically since the 1950's.
Dr. Andrew Greller is a native New Yorker, with degrees from CCNY and Columbia University. He taught botany and ecology at Queens College, CUNY, for 30 years. His peer-reviewed published research includes New York City natural vegetation and flora, Rocky Mountain alpine tundra, tropical forest ecology in Sri Lanka, and Florida zonal vegetation and bioclimatology. He is an Honorary Associate of the Institute of Systematic Botany at the New York Botanical Garden and Vice-President of the Long Island Botanical Society.
9:30 AM — Refreshments and Natural History Used Book Sale
10:30 AM — State of the Plants Report, Nelson DeBarros, Connecticut State Botanist
11 AM — Guest Lecture
12 PM — Potluck Lunch
Directions: The Connecticut Forest and Park Association building is on the north side of Route 66, 2.8 miles west of the Route 9 intersection in Middletown and 4 miles east of the I-91 intersection in Meriden. Detailed directions.
Bark of Populus deltoides (cottonwood). Photographed by Janet Novak at Bull's Bridge, Connecticut, May 2003.