Join fern expert, Paul Martin Brown at the Tin Mountain Conservation Center Adult Nature Course “Fern ID and Ecology” on Tuesday, August 9 from 10 AM through 3 PM at the Tin Mountain Nature Learning Center. Although Paul Martin Brown may be best known as the editor of the North American Native Orchid Journal and author of more than half dozen orchid field guides, ferns are his strong suit. Paul Martin Brown is a research associate at the University of Florida Herbarium at the Florida Museum of Natural History in Gainesville, Florida. He received his M.S. from the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth and is the founder of the North American Native Orchid Alliance.


The course begins with a morning classroom session on fern identification, morphology, and vocabulary, followed by a field trip on the Rockwell Sanctuary to search for a variety of ferns. Paul will bring specimens with him of both rare and common species as well as a variety of handouts.


Bring a lunch and beverage and be prepared for changing weather conditions. Tuition is $15 for members and $20 for non-members. For more information or to register call 603-447-6991. Tin Mountain Conservation Center is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit environmental organization serving the greater Mount Washington Valley for over 30 years.