with Milo Pyne, Plant Ecologist
Date(s): Saturdays, June 22, June 29, July 20, and July 27
Time: 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Fee: $130 ($117 Members)
This course is intended for a broad audience as well as for students who are enrolled in either of the NCBG certificate programs. Field trips and exercises provide experience in the use of identification keys and recognition of plants in a natural setting. Upon completion of this course, students will have an understanding of basic plant morphology, naming conventions for plants and the history of scientific naming, how to identify the prominent plants of the season using a dichotomous key and field characteristics, all through a season-specific lens.
NOTE: Field sessions may involve moderate off-trail hiking; be prepared for weather conditions. The first session will take place at NCBG, and the remaining sessions will take place elsewhere in the Triangle. (Past locations have included Eno River State Park and Willy Duke's Bluff.) Locations will be made available as soon as they are decided.