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Spring Native Flora Identification – Field Version

May 8 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until May 8, 2024

Event Details

Date:

May 8

Time:

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Event Category:

FIELD | Five Sessions: Wednesdays, April 3 – May 8 (No Class April 10), 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. + (Hikes may go longer.)

In this entirely field-based class led by Naturalist Scott Dean, you will learn to identify native mountain flora on the trail by training your eyes and using a non-technical dichotomous keying system. You will study the characteristics of plant families and the basics of plant communities all in place. While the focus is on spring wildflowers and trees, you will also pick up a wealth of information on the natural and cultural history of the native flora of the Blue Ridge. Participants in the field class have access to the online sessions.

Learn more and Register for open classes: https://www.ncarboretum.org/education-programs/adult-education-classes/