2018 Serpentine Geobotany of the Middle Fork Smith River
Photos by Larry Broeker and K.M. Pyle
Instructor: Larry Broeker
Date: Saturday, June 2, 2018
Location: Meet at SFI, Selma, OR
Following a one-hour classroom introduction to geology and insectivorous plants we'll see along the Middle Fork Smith River, we will caravan down Redwood Highway (199). We’ll stop at key sites to examine crustal and mantle rock of the Josephine ophiolite, a crudely layered section of ancient seafloor that is locally well exposed along the river bank. Near Gasquet, we will investigate several species of insectivorous plants. Students will learn how the sea floor formed and was uplifted, as well as the makeup of mantle rock and its influence on plant life.
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