NatureLab: Workshops 

Would you like to learn more about the natural world around you? Or about the unique features of our Western New York landscape? This summer we are offering three workshops taught by our Naturalist, Erik Danielson, Understanding Wetlands, Advanced Tree ID, and Forest Change and Forest Resilience. These workshops will cover more ground than our typical public walks, and participants will receive instructional materials prior to the workshop. Space is limited to 10 registrants per workshop. 

Note: You don't have to attend all three workshops, but can choose a la carte. The cost to attend is $50 per workshop.

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Understanding Wetlands

June 19, 2021
11:00 a.m.-2:00
College Lodge Forest

When discussing wetland habitats, it’s easy to get bogged down in the linguistic swamp of loosely applied terminology. At the College Lodge Forest Preserve, an extensive wetland complex presents excellent examples of Marsh, Swamp, Fen, and everything in between. In this workshop we’ll learn about the differences in hydrology, water chemistry, vegetation structure and soil that distinguish these habitats from one another. These differences have important implications for the range of wildlife species that call each habitat home. After this workshop, you’ll never find yourself calling an emergent marsh a “beaver bog” ever again. Participants will receive a handout prior to the workshop.