Mt. Cuba Center Programs Spring - Summer 2019 S2019-Programs-JOOMLA - Page 39

CONSERVATION CLASSES Field Trip: Coastal Plain Ecology With William McAvoy Take botany to the beach! Experience first- hand the unique oceanside ecosystem of Cape Henlopen State Park on Delaware’s Atlantic coast. Delaware State Botanist Bill McAvoy guides you through the various plant communities and habitats of the park, where you’ll see a diverse assemblage of native flora and learn about their strategies for survival in these environments. Bring your lunch and be prepared for hiking and warm weather. Class size is limited. Tuesday, September 10 (Rain Date: Tuesday, September 17) 8 am – 6 pm $69 Although van transportation is available from Mt. Cuba Center on a first-come, first-served basis, carpooling is encouraged. For more information on travel arrangements, email education@mtcubacenter.org or call 302.239.8807. For those preferring to meet at the site, driving instructions are provided upon registration. Field Study: Wetland Habitats With Eileen Boyle, Joe Sebastiani, and Nate Shampine, CERP Wet meadows and ponds are picturesque landscapes that provide vital food and habitat for many insects, amphibians, birds, and mammals. They also collect and store excess rainwater, reducing the likelihood of seasonal flooding of low-lying areas. Explore the distinctive ecology and common indicator species of wetland habitats and the birds that nest and feed there. Homeowners, master gardeners, landscape designers, and anyone who has a wet site on their property will benefit from this one-day field course. Dress for the weather; bring lunch, a water bottle, and binoculars; and be prepared for wet feet. Class size is limited. Tuesday, September 17 (Rain Date: Tuesday, September 24) 10 am – 1 pm $49 mtcubacenter.org 39