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Plant Natural History Links

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Natural History of Plants (BIO 102) is a course that offers students a unique opportunity to learn about the incredible diversity of California's native plants and natural plant communities. In this course, we focus on the major plant communities of California and the interrelationships of plants with their natural environment in both the lab and on field trips. We spend time in the lab and field learning the dominant tree, shrub and herbaceous species that make up these plant communities and how to identify them. We also learn about California's geologic and botanical history, historical uses of plants, and human impacts on California's plant communities. The course is designed for minors in biology or for those with an interest in their natural surroundings, but is acceptable for majors who have not completed BIO 112.

Class with a view
The Marin headlands
UFO sightings