This weekend brought me the first real rehearsal for the course I will assist in at the end of this month.
As we did last year, we will take the students of biology of our university to the beautiful Hallerbos, a forest known for its bedazzling spring flora. There, we will introduce them to the ecology of forest types.
With the first warm spring days upon us, and a visit to the valley of the Lesse in Wallonia, this weekend brought me already a lot of these forest types ànd their accompanying spring flowers.
Aim of the course is to give students a crash course in plant species, an overview of the variation in forest types and an idea about how abiotic conditions and species composition interact with each other, even on a very small scale. And – of course – let them admire the pure beauty of nature.
Totally ready for the best teaching opportunity of the year!