Science Sunday: You Have Gall!
Gall enthusiasts Barbara and Peter Rzasa will pique your curiosity about plant galls and the insects that make them. You've probably seen these weird plant cell growths on plants and trees and wondered what they were. Galls are the highly distinctive plant structures formed by gall makers that act as both the habitat and food source for the maker of the galls. Galls are varied in color, size and shape.
Learn what causes plant galls and the effect of galls on our vegetation. A collection of galls will be available for viewing.
This is an indoor presentation followed by a short walk in Highlawn Forest adjacent to CFPA Headquarters. During our walk we will work together to identify galls and refine our understanding about these unique plant growths. Inclement weather may keep us indoors for a longer talk with an exploration of samples. Dress comfortably and in layers for indoor/outdoor learning.
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Science Sunday is a free education series sponsored by Connecticut Forest & Park Association. Learn from professional scientists and naturalists as we delve into the science of the natural world. We may explore forest insects, migratory birds, wildlife habitat, forest ecology, and more. Following the indoor presentation, Science Sunday presenters will lead us outside on the adjoining Highlawn Forest to apply our new-found knowledge (weather permitting). Topics and guest presenters change, so we invite you to join us for a variety of scientific topics.