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Ferns of Warsaw Caves Conservation Area
July 21 @ 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Sunday, July 21, 2019 meet at Riverview Park and Zoo at 10:00 a.m. or at the park gate house parking lot, 289 Caves Road, Warsaw at 10:30 a.m.
Ferns have been around for over 300 million years despite producing neither flowers nor seeds. Generally fond of moist forest floors, Warsaw Caves has a lot of varieties for us to find in the cool shade. A digital copy of a fern ID information package with a worksheet and ID chart is attached below. Click on “Ferns are vascular plants that produce spores for dispersal” found below. If you are planning on attending, read over the package and download the ID chart to your smart phone to have with you. We will have hard copy for those without a phone. Kathryn Tisshaw, a MSc candidate in the Department of Environmental and life Sciences at Trent will lead the outing with Sue Paradisis. Wear sturdy footwear and bring binoculars, your phone, insect repellent and cash for park admission if driving in and for gas if carpooling.
For those wanting to stay at Warsaw after the hike, bring a lunch and enjoy some of the many trails and explore some of the unique geological features of the park. Canoes are also available to rent for a paddle down the Indian River.
Accessibility: Easy to moderate