Michael Jones & Lisabeth Willey, "Amazing Alpine Communities of the Northeast"

Fri, 2014-12-12 15:52 -- Ben Burr
Monday February 23, 2015 - 6:00 pm

The Horticultural Society of New York, 148 West 37th Street, 13th Floor, New York, NY 10018, between Broadway and Seventh Avenue.

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Molly Ann Canyon, Newfoundland
Molly Ann Canyon in Newfoundland’s Lewis Hills
[photo: Michael T. Jones]

The alpine summits of New England, New York, and eastern Canada (Quebec, Labrador, and Newfoundland) contribute substantially to the plant, bird, and invertebrate diversity of northeastern North America. Well-known summits such as Mount Washington have been the focus of ecological inquiry since the early 1800s. Beyond the Presidential Range and such other well-known mountains as Katahdin, Mont Jacques-Cartier, and Gros Morne are many little-known eastern alpine mountain ranges, unified by the treeless alpine communities on their slopes and summits but facing their own unique conservation challenges.

Join us for a presentation and lecture on the natural history of the lesser-known alpine ecosystems (with an emphasis on plants) of Québec, Labrador, and Newfoundland and for a book signing by Liz Willey and Mike Jones, editors of the Eastern Alpine Guide: Natural History and Conservation of Mountain Tundra East of the Rockies and co-founders of Beyond Ktaadn (beyondktaadn.org).

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