July 8, 2017 • 9:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Canoe Creek State Park Visitors Center and Lower Trail • Hollidaysburg, PA
Instructor: Dr. Norris Muth, Juniata College
Cost: $ 125.00. Register here now!
“If you do not know the names of things, the knowledge of them is lost too” – Linnaeus
Interested in gaining knowledge about trees and shrubs? A good way to start is to figure out their names and how to tell one from another. This day-long hands-on workshop will provide an introduction to tree and shrub identification — focusing on the process of identifying useful field characteristics and navigating taxonomic keys.
9:30 – 10:00 a.m. — Gather and introductions
10:00 – 10:45 a.m. — Anatomy and descriptive terms useful for woody shrubs, in classroom with fresh and pressed specimens
10:45 – 11:00 a.m. — Break
11:00 – 11:55 a.m. — Using botanical keys for tree and shrub identification, in classroom and/or live specimens close to classroom
Noon – 1:00 p.m. — Lunch and travel to field site
1:00 – 3:00 p.m. — Identification of woody plants in the field