About this Site
This field guide was created by Chris Bersbach and Lisa Leombruni as a final project for Dan Perlman's Field Biology course at Brandeis University. The site was finally published in December of 2002.

Except where specifically noted, all of the text, drawings, and photographs are by Chris and Lisa, copyright 2002. If you want to use any of them for an educational purpose, or or if you have any questions about this field guide, you can email Chris at bersbach@brandeis.edu, Lisa at lvleom@brandeis.edu, or better yet, you can email them both by clicking here.

For more information about the resources used in making this field guide, check out the acknowledgements and references page. For more information about Chris and Lisa, see below.

Chris & Lisa

(Photographs by Dan Perlman)

As of this publishing, Chris Bersbach is a senior at Brandeis, and will be graduating in May of 2003 with a B.A. in Psychology.

He has always had a deep love for the outdoors, particularly for the National Parks of his home state, California. His specific interests are in the areas of environmental education and natural resource management, and he hopes to pursue further education along these lines.

"In the wilderness lies the hope of the world - the great, fresh, unblighted, unredeemed wilderness. The galling harness of civilization drops off, and the wounds heal ere we are aware." -John Muir

Lisa Leombruni is a Junior at Brandeis University, and had been enjoying her time here so much more now that she has decided to graduate in 2004 with a B.A. in Biology.

The woods have always intrigued her, and now with her newfound knowledge of edible plants, her trips into the forests of her home state of Connecticut will be even more enjoyable. She hopes to pursue a career in either Environmental or Conservation Biology, and intends to work for the preservation of our earth as much as she possibly can in the years to come.

Except where specifically noted, all text, photographs, and drawings copyright Chris Bersbach and Lisa Leombruni 2002. No part of this page may be reproduced without the express permission of the authors.