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Gathering Agenda

LMNGNO Winter Gathering 2023
Draft: November 26, 2023
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FRIDAY - December 1

Afternoon (1-4 PM) Reading the landscape: Trees, shrubs, and succession
Leaders: Byron Almquist
*Meet at the Bogue Chitto Interpretive Area
4-6 PM Check-in
5-6 PM Talk: Geography and ecology of Bogue Chitto State Park:
Speaker: TBD
Dinner (6-7 PM)  
Evening (7-8 PM) Artists’ panel
Moderator: Ann Plicque
Artists: Kari Bersharse, Courtney Egan, Cristina Molina, Matt Reyna
Night (after 8 PM) Night hike/Owl Prowl
Leader: Janna Wisniewski

SATURDAY - December 2

  Group A Group B
Early morning (optional)
6:30-8 AM
Leader: TBD
Morning (optional)
7:30-8 AM
Yoga in nature
Leader: Robin Pawlowski
Breakfast (8-9 AM)  
Morning (9:00 AM -12:00 PM)
(Groups rotate topics)
Leader: Bob Thomas
Native plants 
Leader: Patricia Zebrick
Lunch (12:00-1:00 PM)  
Afternoon (1:00-4:30 PM)
(Groups rotate topics)
Leader: TBD
Mushrooms, lichens, mosses, and the forest decomposition process Leaders: Tres Fisher and Dale Knuse
Evening (5-6 PM) Nature journaling
Leader: Janell Simpson and Lauren Hemard
Dinner (6-7 PM)  
Night (after 7 PM) Stargazing/Night hike
Leader: Byron Almquist and the Pontchartrain Astronomy Society

SUNDAY - December 3

  Group A Group B
Early morning (optional)
6:30-8 AM
Leader: Ashley Norsworthy Glueck
Breakfast/pack up
(8-9 AM)
Morning (9-11 AM)
Pick one session to attend
Acoustic ecology (sound walk, animal calls, etc.)
Leader: Shay Nichols

*Can get in at 3 PM, out by 11 AM

Sunrise ~6:40 AM
Sunset ~5:00 PM