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The Miniature Plants of Eastern CT with Dr. Bernard Goffinet

October 7 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

COMMUNITY EVENT | The Miniature Plants of Eastern CT with Dr. Bernard Goffinet

Saturday October 7, 2023


begins at 9:45am at the trailhead for the HEEP,

Hillside Environmental Education Park, 159 Discovery Drive, Storrs, CT

The Connecticut State Museum of Natural History is excited to have moss expert Dr. Bernard Goffinet once again take us on a guided tour of “The Miniature Plants of Eastern CT”! Dr. Goffinet, from the University of Connecticut’s Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, will lead a short hike through the HEEP to introduce us to the miniature forest of mosses that can be found right below your feet. Participants will explore, discover, and hear stories about the native mosses in these amazing miniature ecosystems. Hike will include some forays off trail to hunt for mosses, so sturdy footwear and long pants are recommended.

*** This event is FREE and open to the public, but registration is REQUIRED and space is limited! ***

Visit https://csmnh.uconn.edu/programs/ for more information and to register.

Participants aged 16 and under must be accompanied by a chaperone.

If you require an accommodation to participate in this event, please contact the CSMNH at 860-486-4460 or CSMNHinfo@uconn.edu by Monday October 2, 2023.

This Walktober event is sponsored by the Connecticut State Museum of Natural History, a unit of the Institute of the Environment at the University of Connecticut. More info about Walktober can be found at thelastgreenvalley.org.



UConn Storrs
Meet in W-Lot on Tower Loop Rd
Storrs, CT 06269 United States

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October 7
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Connecticut State Museum of Natural History
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