Wednesday, August 8, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm, and Thursday, August 9, 9:00 am – 12:00 noon – An Introduction to Bogs

Cranberries and sphagnum moss are plants we recognize, but do you know about the unique habitat they call home? Join Sherrif’s Meadow Director of Stewardship, Kristen Fauteux, and MVLBC Land Bank ecologist, Julie Russell, on an exploration of our island’s local bog communities, in a two day class sponsored by the Polly Hill Arboretum in Martha’s Vineyard, Wednesday, August 8 – Thursday, August 9. Learn about the physical and chemical characteristics that comprise bogs and the unique plant communities that inhabit them.

Begin Wednesday with a half day class at PHA then put on your boots for a journey into the world of water, peat, plants and more. Thursday we will continue our outdoor bog exploration. $90/$70 for PHA members, $50 for professionals associated with Island land management or conservation organizations. To register, visit www.pollyhillarboretum.org.  Image from gtapestry.blogspot.com.