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Attend Core Arboretum Nature Connection Series presentation

Attendees sit on logs facing a screen at the Core Arboretum during the Nature Connection Series.

The University community is invited to the WVU Core Arboretum Amphitheater for free Nature Connection Series talks at 6 p.m. on Tuesday evenings this summer.

This week's speaker (June 18) is Jim Thompson, professor of soils and land use in the WVU Division of Plant and Soil Sciences, whose presentation is titled, “Restoring red spruce in Appalachia: Why and how soils are used to assess restoration potential and guide decision making.”

Local and regional experts on a variety of nature-related subjects give public talks at the Arboretum each summer as part of the WVU Core Arboretum Nature Connection Series.

This summer, talks will cover topics such as fish, trees, native history, moths, birds, plants, mushrooms, geology, vernal pools, forest bathing and more.

The talks, which will continue through late August, are free and open to the public, and no registration is required.

All the talks are outdoors, so attendees should dress for the weather.

Talks will be canceled and rescheduled for a future summer if the weather is inclement.

Free parking is available at the Arboretum parking lot and the adjacent WVU Coliseum parking lot. 

See the full Nature Connection Series schedule.