If you’re learning to identify plants, learning the common families can really help narrow down your options when you’re faced with an unfamiliar specimen. If you already know a few plants, learning their families can provide a useful framework to help organize all the species rattling around in your brain. Whatever level you’re at, learning to identify the plant families around us is a really fun way to get to know the natural world. In this program, Managing Director Eleanor Harris will give a brief talk on the ways to identify the most common plant families in Virginia. Then she will lead a short walk in our fields to practice our plant family identification skills. We know it’s a slightly awkward time of day; if you’d like to bring dinner and eat during the talk you are welcome to.
Age: This program is intended for an adult audience. Children accompanied by an adult are welcome to attend.
Weather policy: Rain or shine except in case of extreme weather (e.g. thunderstorm or significant snow fall).
COVID-19 Information: This program will include an indoor presentation. We are requiring all participants to be fully vaccinated. We will ask to see vaccination cards. At the moment, we are not planning on requiring masks inside; however, we will monitor the situation and update participants if that changes before June 16. Please do not attend if you are experiencing or have experienced in the last two weeks any symptoms associated with COVID-19 (fever, cough, shortness of breath, etc.).
Registration is REQUIRED.
Cancellation policy: If you register and can no longer attend this event, please let us know as soon as possible so that we can open your spot to someone else.
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We look forward to seeing you at the Clifton Institute!