Tuckerton Historic Society Presents Geological Past of Pine Barrens

Jul 04, 2018
Photo by: Pat Johnson

What’s in a name? Why is a place with so many rare plants and animals and so beloved by so many called the Pine “Barrens”? Find out on Saturday, July 14 from 2 to 4 p.m. when the Tuckerton Historical Society welcomes geologist and adjunct professor at Stockton University Mark Demitroff.

Demitroff’s lecture, “Earth, Wind and Ice: Ancient Climate Change,” is a fascinating talk on how the last Ice Age fashioned the Pinelands terrain and produced its natural oddities: rare orchids, carnivorous plants, spungs, savannahs, blue holes and dunes. Learn how these land forms influenced the people and agriculture and led to the name Pine Barrens.

The lecture is held in the Giffordtown Schoolhouse Museum in Little Egg Harbor. Call 609-294-1547 for more information.  —P.J.

 

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