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Amelia Islander

Brown Bag Lunch Program

Aug 25, 2017 12:11PM
The Amelia Island Museum of History will hold its next Brown Bag Lunch program on Wednesday, September 6, featuring Dr. Munsel McPhilips, who will present “The Secret Life of Trees.” The living world is at its most interesting at the boundary of one thing and another, such as the one between the land and the sea, as is the landscape of Amelia Island. Barrier islands have fascinating adaptations to the constant stresses of wind and water.

Why is it that live oaks are so resistant to hurricane damage? What is special about trees in a maritime forest? Dr. McPhillips will speak about what makes up a maritime forest, how sand dunes transition to forest, and how trees change their root infrastructure in response to these constant stresses.

The program begins at noon and is free and open to the public. Seating is first-come, first-served. Bring a brown bag lunch if you wish. The Amelia Island Museum of History is located at 233 South 3rd Street. For more information call the Museum at (904) 261-7378.