Chesapeake Forum invites you to spend a day at Pickering Creek Audubon Center exploring native trees of Delmarva and their fruit. Mark Scallion will be our guide as we collect cones, seeds, drupes, achenes, berries, samaras and other curiously named fruit types. In the morning, we will walk the trails of Pickering Creek encountering the most common fifteen trees on Delmarva and collect their unique seeds. In the afternoon, we will examine the different shapes, styles, and textures of the fruits back in the classroom. We will also experiment with a dichotomous fruit key to get a feel for this tool. A BYO lunch break will occur midday. This course will take place at Pickering Creek Audubon Center, Tuesday Oct 19 from 9:30-2:30pm, $10.
Mark Scallion has been at Pickering Creek Audubon Center for 25 years and has served in a variety of capacities. During his tenure over 125 acres of agricultural fields have been converted to bird habitat, and trail length at the Center has doubled. School programming now reaches as far as Salisbury. The Center engages students across full grade levels from several counties. To register for this class or to find the list of Fall classes visit the website: Fifteen Fall Trees and Their Fruits – Chesapeake Forum