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Summer Native Flora ID – Field Version

June 26 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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June 26


9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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FIELD | Five Sessions: Wednesdays, June 19 – July 24 (Note: No Class July 3), 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 summer 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 class and may attend the live-time meeting or access course materials and recordings on their own time.

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