[Bristol-Birds] Spring Lecture Series features Claude Greever (Thurs)

  • From: "Wallace Coffey" <jwcoffey@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "Bristol-birds" <bristol-birds@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 28 Mar 2005 22:17:30 -0500

Claude Greever, one of the region's most outstanding naturalists, will be the 
speaker for the "Appalachian Spring Illustrated Lecture Series" which opens 
this Thursday, March 3, in Abingdon, Va.   All talks are free to the public.


The series will continue for four Thursdays,  presenting outstanding lectures 
on natural history subjects of the Appalachians.  The talks beging at 7:30 p.m. 
in the Executive Auditorium at the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center.  
The facility is located down hill from Virginia Highlands Community College 
campus.

Greever's lecture will be: "Taking a Walk in the Appalachian Forest." 

The Appalachian forests are among the world's richest in terms of plant 
diversity. Showy orchis, Star-of Bethlehem, bellworts, purple and white 
phacelia, bluets, hepatica, galax, pipsissewa-these are just some of the plants 
that are unique to this area and that you can learn to identify to make a 
spring walk in the woods more pleasurable. 

Greever is a retired educator and naturalist who taught instrumental music for 
28 years.  He has enjoyed a lifelong avocation in ecology and nature fields.   

He has the destinction of having discovered two new Coleoptera, (Pselaphids), 
one named for him (Batriasymmodes greeveri) the other one is Pycnoplectus 
falcatus.  

His avocation of identifying and photographing has been a joyful and satisfying 
one.  He has presented talks for many schools, the annual Abingdon garden 
faire, Friends of Mt Rogers, garden clubs, and others. He has long been a field 
trip leader each year for the Mt. Rogers Naturalist Rally.  

Let's go birding.....

Wallace Coffey
Bristol, TN





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