The Adirondack Mountain Club Presents: Adirondack Peatlands

By AlpineZone News |
Jun 08 2005 - 09:18 AM

LAKE PLACID, New York ??” From orchids to carnivorous plants, peatlands provide a habitat for some of the most charismatic plants in the Adirondacks. Daun Dahlen, biology professor at Paul Smiths, and Dan Spada of the APA will stimulate the senses with stunning photographs and fascinating life histories of peatlands plants. For anyone interested in natural history, this is a presentation you won’t want to miss. This slide show will be presented on Saturday, June 25th at 8:00PM at the Adirondack Mountain Club’s High Peaks Information Center located at the end of Adirondak Loj Road.

Daun Dahlen is an Associate Professor of Biology at Paul Smith’s College and has recently opened a company called Riverside Publications. Dan Spada, Adirondack Park Associate Project Analyst, has spent the last 20 years working for the Adirondack Park Agency. Together they have a comprehensive and intimate knowledge of the flora of the Adirondack Park.

Dahlen and Spada’s program is part of the ADK’s Saturday Evening Lecture Series, funded with support from Stewart’s Shops. The Saturday Evening Lecture Series offers presentations on natural history, backcountry recreation, and Adirondack history, art, and music. All ADK lectures are free and open to the public.

Founded in 1922, the Adirondack Mountain Club is a member-directed organization committed to public service and stewardship. With more than 35,000 members in 27 chapters, ADK promotes a balanced approach to outdoor recreation, advocacy, environmental education, and natural resource conservation. Membership guides ADK’s mission via its educational and outreach programming, trails maintenance and restoration projects, volunteer opportunities, and legal advocacy work. New members are always welcome to join! For more information about our programs or about membership, contact ADK at (518) 523-3441, or visit our website at