Date: Series class - three Sundays: March 5, April 9, May 21, 1:00-3:00pm
Registration: Preregistration required. $75 nonmember/$70 member for whole series (12 student max.). Receive a Free Leach Garden Friends membership with this series. Sign-up for the first class March 5 and you'll be signed-up for the whole series.
Description: Find out how botanists identify characteristics of related plants. Learn to recognize patterns to help you more easily identify both native and ornamental plants by learning to group plants into families. First class will start with twig identification and early spring sprouts, then we’ll proceed with parts of a flower and leaf characteristics. Each class will include botanic terminology and common plant families and their characteristics as different plants bloom seasonally in the garden. Beginners and those with prior plant recognition skills will benefit from the class.
Instructor: Teri Lysak has been teaching for Cascadia Wild and various primitive skills gatherings for over 5 years. She holds a MS in Forest Science, and previous to joining Cascadia Wild worked for the Washington Dept. of Natural Resources providing forestry assistance to small private landowners and as a field forester, and seasonally for the Forest Service doing forest surveying, firefighting, and as a wildlife technician.