Adirondack Shingle Shanty Preserve Announces Two Summer Field Courses

Adirondack Wetland Plants and Plant Communities
August 6-10, 2012
Instructor: Jerry Jenkins
The course will explore the structure, relationships, and identification of about 100 characteristic plants in 5 major wetland communities on the Shingle Shanty Preserve; ecology of dominant species; wetland structure and dynamics; climate change, acid deposition, and other conservation issues affecting wetlands.
Jerry Jenkins is a researcher with the Wildlife Conservation Society that has over 40 years of experience as a field botanist, educator and researcher in the Northern Forest. He has authored and co‐authored numerous books, technical reports and field guides including Climate Change in the Adirondacks and The Adirondack Atlas.

Fantastic Fungi of the Adirondacks
August 21-25, 2012
Instructor: Rick Van de Poll, Ph.D.
This short course on mycology will introduce the beginner and amateur
mushroomer to the intricate world of higher fungi in the Adirondacks. For beginners, this course will introduce basic ecological concepts as well as the major macro‐fungi groups. For someone familiar with these basic groups of mushrooms as well as their role in nature, this course will take the learner deeper into the realm of taxonomy by using fresh specimens and diagnostic keys. Dr. Rick Van de Poll is the principal of Ecosystem Management Consultants (EMC) of Sandwich, New Hampshire. He
has recorded over 1300 mushrooms in New Hampshire, including a number of undescribed species. After studying with Dr. Harry Thiers at San Francisco State University for 2 years, he taught mycology at Antioch New England from 1985 to 2001, and currently teaches mycology as an adjunct
faculty at Plymouth State University.

For further information, or to register, contact:

Stephen Langdon, Project Manager
Shingle Shanty Preserve and Research Station
shingleshantyresearch@gmail.com
(518) 593-5723

Shingle Shanty Preserve and Research Station, is a 15,000-acre biological
field research station in the Adirondacks. www.shingleshanty.org

Location of the Preserve

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