Norton Land Preservation Society Events
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Annual Meeting

Joint Meeting with the Norton Historical Society

Sunday, May 20, 2018
2:00 PM

Old Schoolhouse
Main Street, Norton

Speaker Dr. Betsey Dexter Dyer
Biology Department at Wheaton College

The Unseen Diversity in the Fields and Forests of Norton

Most naturalists appreciate the birds, insects, mammals and plants of natural communities. 
But few carry a microscope on a nature walk to appreciate the vast microbial diversity in the
soils and waters. This short talk will feature a few of the most obvious microbial field marks
that are visible to the naked eye and that might be encountered,  including: microbes of
the nitrogen cycle, microbes of iron bogs, and microbes that make herbivory possible.

LPS members should bring desserts.