Introduction to the Natural World

Introduction to the ecosystems of the pacific Northwest including geology, life zones, bird, plant, mammal, and insect identificaiton.
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Introduction to the Natural World is, as suggested by the title, is an introduction for the ecological initiate or people with experience in one area (e.g. birding) who lack depth in their understanding of ecosystem function. The course is designed to enhance our hiking experience by gaining information about and appreciation for the diversity and complexity of our Pacific Northwest ecosystems.