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Winter Lecture Series: New Jersey Pine Barrens Plant Communities: Not Barren at All!

Sunday, February 23 2:00 pm
Sunday, February 23 3:00 pm


Russell Juelg, a land steward and educator for the New Jersey Conservation Foundation, will explore the surprising diversity of plant communities in this treasured region of New Jersey—including historical and current attempts to categorize the various communities. He will also look at some notable rare plants, including true endemics to the region. He will discuss how the distinctive ecological conditions in the Pine Barrens, as well as hydrology and fire, created and maintain these communities.

Russell Juelg’s botany education began with organizing and leading a growing number of public educational and recreational programs in New Jersey’s Pine Barrens. A graduate of Texas Christian University, his former positions have included working for 11 years with the Pinelands Preservation Alliance and three years as the managing director of the Woodford Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge in Medford, NJ. He currently is working on a publication featuring the vascular plants of South Jersey.

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Fees: Members $10; Non-members: $15

Additional Information: Online registration for this program closes on February 21, 2020; to register after this date, please call our Visitor Center at 215.862.2924.

This lecture is part of our annual Winter Lecture Series. The series features presentations by regionally renowned experts who address a wide range of topics related to natural history, biodiversity, ecological gardening, native plants and native wildlife. All lectures are held in the Preserve’s Visitor Center auditorium. This is a very popular series, so sign up early to ensure your place. Walk-ins welcome as space permits.

Inclement Weather: If we must cancel or postpone a program, we will try to get the message out via Facebook and our website. We will try to contact pre-registrants through phone and/or email. Please check those sources before venturing out if there is doubt about the weather.