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Monday, September 1, 2008

Talk and Book Signing with Dr. Eric Chivian - September 19th

Sustaining Life CoverYou are invited to special talk and book signing with Dr. Eric Chivian, Director of Harvard University Center for Health and the Global Environment.

Talk: Sustaining Life: How Human Health Depends on Biodiversity

Location: Fisher Museum, Harvard Forest, 324 North Main Street Petersham, Massachusetts 01366

Monday, September 1, 2008

New Harvard Forest Publication: Irreplaceable Eastern Hemlock Habitat

If you have ever ventured into the midst of an eastern hemlock-dominated forest, you may sense that you entered a special place. The stately, long-lived conifers with drooping, dark green branches aligned in a pyramidal shape, create an environment that is deeply shaded and cooler than surrounding woodlands. These conditions strongly influence wildlife and nearby streams. Harvard Forest Forest Ecologist David Orwig discusses the importance and influence of the Eastern Hemlock in the Massachusett's Chapter of the Sierra Club newsletter.

Monday, September 1, 2008

Harvard Forest Artist in Residence

Debby Cotter Kaspari

Kaspari- DoyleThese works were created on location in Harvard Forest, Petersham, MA, by Debby Kaspari, Artist-in Residence in spring and summer of 2008. During five months of drawing and painting from life in the woods Kaspari recorded natural forms, seasonal changes, birds and animals in mixed media on paper.

Monday, September 1, 2008

Help Harvard Forest protect the Ernie Gould woodlot!

Harvard Forest still needs to raise $50,000 to cover costs associated with protecting the Ernie Gould woodlot with a conservation easement and then purchasing the property. Harvard Forest does not receive financial support from Harvard University for this type of project.

Monday, September 1, 2008

Harvard Forest Schoolyard Ecology Teacher, Katherine Bennett, wins New England Environmental Education Association Award

Kate has been actively leading her students in participating in a hands-on long term field ecology project monitoring the Hemlock Woolly Adelgid in a woodland near their school. This work is part of Harvard Forest's Schoolyard Ecology program, Woolly Bully, which connects students with Harvard Forest Ecologist David Orwig's studies.