Rothrock Sedge Symposium

Ever wanted the opportunity to spend 2+ days & evenings discussing Carex and related plant topics with outstanding botanists and sedge experts?  Here is your chance!  The Indiana Academy of Science (IAS) is hosting a special symposium honoring Dr. Paul Rothrock, IU Deam Herbarium author of Sedges of Indiana and the Adjacent States (Vol II):  The Carex Species.  The symposium will take place in Bloomington (IN) May 16-18 at the Monroe Convention Center, featuring field trips and presentations focusing on Carex, nativity, taxonomy, status & future of herbaria & natural history study, symbiosis (esp. ants), horticulture and, of course, the Sedge Man. 

Click here to order Sedges of Indiana and the Adjacent States (Vol II): The Carex Species

Participation is LIMITED TO 100 PARTICIPANTS.  (SPOTS REMAINING - 49)

For more information, CONTACT Bill McKnight (symposium organizer) at bill.madbotanist@gmail.com or 317-205-5440.

Cost of Attendance:
Participant attendance: $450
Exhibitor and Sponsor: $1000

Participants simply need to get to the Symposium and make lodging arrangements, ALL food and drink is covered once there.
The event officially begins with a workshop dinner at 6:30 on Monday, May 16

Lodging:

Rooms (@109/night) have been reserved at:

Courtyard Marriot, 855-297-1429 ($109/night) connected to Convention Center (CC)

All rooms will be released on April 16
Reservation Link


FIELD TRIP SITE DESCRIPTIONS

 

Beanblossom Bottoms Nature Preserve - an ancient lake bottom with a mix of mature bottomland woods, marsh, and mid-successional sedge meadow. The extensive boardwalk allows easy access to a large range of habitats. Abundant species include 25 Carex species.

 

Trevlac Bluff Nature Preserve - features a bluff with Tsuga canadensis, mature upland woods, a marsh, and an extensive alluvial woods along Beanblossom Creek. Diverse habitats include over 350 species, including 32 Carex species.

 

Kent Farm Research and Teaching Preserve - early successional woods with an extensive forested knob rising over 250 feet. Features a steep northeast-facing slope of amazing floristic richness as well as more xeric sites. Nearly 20 woodland Carex species, including the rare Carex timida.

 

Pate Hollow - features strong topographic relief within a mature, mix-hardwood forest, diverse pockets of ferns and approximately 20 Carex species, including our locally common Carex picta.

 

FIELD TRIP PREFERENCE
 

  • Each group limited to 24 (incl leaders) FCFS  [vehicle space & impact on site]. We will do our best to accommodate (switching permitted only after clearing w/ McKnight).  Spots remaining listed below each option

 

TUESDAY - May 17

BEANBLOSSOM BOTTOMS (1)

BEANBLOSSOM BOTTOMS (2)

TREVLAC BLUFFS (3)

KENT FARM (4)

Hipp/Namestnik

Wilhelm/Rericha 

Homoya/Tungesvick

Reznicek/Rothrock

 13  13  12  18

WEDNESDAY - May 18

BEANBLOSSOM BOTTOMS (5)

BEANBLOSSOM BOTTOMS (6)

TREVLAC BLUFFS (7)

PATE HOLLOW (8)

Reznicek/Rothrock

Homoya/Tungesvick

Wilhelm/Rericha

Hipp/Namestnik

 9  21  10  16
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