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Basic Plant Identification 2-Day Workshop

  • 05/23/2015
  • 9:00 AM
  • 05/24/2015
  • Giant City State Park; Fern Rocks Nature Preserve

Are you interesting in learning how to identify wild plants in southern Illinois? There are many species native to this area and this workshop offered by the IL Native Plant Society will cover the common species likely to be encountered in the wild. Participants in this workshop will learn the basics of plant identification. The workshop will include both classroom and field instruction. No previous botanical experience is necessary.  Limit 20 participants.

Saturday, May 23rd

9:00am to 12:00pm – Basics of Plant Identification
This portion will be in the conference room in the Visitor’s Center at Giant City State Park. The presentation will cover the basics of learning how to identify plants, including common plant families and useful terminology.

12:00pm to 1:00pm – Lunch and Travel to Field Site
Since this is a free workshop, lunch is not provided. Please bring your own lunch. For lunch we will drive to Shelter One and then learn plants in the field.

1:00pm to 4:00pm – Field Instruction at Fern Rocks
There are many species to learn and we will look at them outside in their natural habitats at Fern Rocks Nature Preserve (Trillium Trail).

Sunday, May 24th

9:00am to 10:00am – Question/Answer session There will be a chance to ask specific question from the day before and when we are ready we will go into the field.

10:00am to 1:00pm – Field Identification at Fern Rocks
There are many species to learn and we will look at them outside in their natural habitats at Fern Rocks Nature Preserve (Trillium Trail).

To register for the event, please RSVP to southernillinoisplants@gmail.com. This workshop is made available through a grant from the Illinois Wildlife Preservation Fund.


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