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Botany Spotlight: Oaks—Field Session

a woodland garden and stream with fall colors, and Duke Gardens logo
Thursday, October 26, 2023
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Paul Manos, Duke Biology & Duke Herbarium

Eastern North Carolina's rich array of native oaks is second only to those of Mexico. Learn more about this fascinating and important group of plants, including their biology, how to identify and distinguish them, and how they impact and interact with their environment.

This field session with Paul Manos, Duke University biology professor and Duke Herbarium curator, will be in person and primarily outdoors at the Gardens, and includes examining plants and fine-tuning your identification skills. The oaks at Duke Gardens illustrate the considerable variety and the plasticity of the species. Examining these plants with Paul's guidance will help bring together research and reality. Meet in the classroom in the Doris Duke Center.

Paul Manos, Ph.D., researches woody plants with a focus on the evolution and ecology of Fagaceae (the oak family). His work takes a new look at evolutionary and ecological relationships within the oak family in order to better understand species adaptation and distribution.

Fee: $38; 20% discount for Duke Gardens members with discount code. Parking included. Registration is at Information: 919-668-1707,