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Ah Nuts!…and fruits and berries


Fall is a major harvest season in nature, as well as on farms.  The high nutrient density of these special plant parts is directly related to their maturing at then end of the growing season - perfect timing for those whose lives depend on stashing away a winter's worth of survival food.  While they can provide a big payoff for those who eat them, they are often well-defended with toxins that keep many potential herbivores at bay (such as ourselves).  This allows a certain amount of targeting, as they may then be eaten primarily by the most efficient dispersers of the seeds within.

After an indoor introduction, we'll spend most of the class investigating fruits, nuts and berries in the field. 

Good to Know

1. Heave rain cancels, as most class activities take place outdoors.  Dress in layers for variable weather.

2. Classes may involve 1-2 miles of gentle walking.

3. Brief indoor slide presentations will necessitate face masks until further notice.  Masks are optional outdoors.

Who Is This For?

Motivated students of nature, of any age.  Children 12 and younger need to be accompanied by a registered adult.  


All Classes in the Seasonal Cycles Natural History Series are $30/person.

If you are an individual planning to take 4 classes in the series, you can sign-up for the Seasonal Cycles Natural History Series Bundle on the previous page for $100 for any four classes.