Plant Families and Keying Class - Tuesday, April 2 - 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Tuesday, April 2, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (MDT)
This class delves deeper into intricacies of Colorado plant families, including key identifying characteristics, followed by a close-up opportunity to key out plants in the field (weather permitting). It is recommended that participants have basic botany knowledge before attending this class. (For those needing an introductory class, see Basic Botany.)
Instructor: Lenore Mitchell is a Colorado native and lifelong gardener who was a Jeffco Master Gardener for 10 years and also a Mt. Goliath Alpine guide for Denver Botanic Gardens. She's currently a volunteer naturalist at Roxborough State Park, leads hikes for the Colorado Native Plant Society and has taught Native Plant Master classes for the past seven years.
Registration: Open to anyone on a paid registration basis. Class size is limited, so register early.
Native Plant Master: This class is recommended for those with basic botany who would like to learn more. (For accepted NPM volunteers, it does not count toward certification as a Native Plant Master. For more information on the volunteer program, see www.conativeplantmaster.org).
Required Text and Reference: Colorado Flora - Eastern Slope, Fourth edition, Weber and Wittmann and Colorado Plant Database at http://coloradoplants.jeffco.us.
When to meet: Please arrive by 5:45 PM. Class begins 6:00 PM sharp.
Where to meet: Jefferson County Fairgrounds, ECMR in Extension office (see map).
What to bring: Textbook, paper, pencil, hand lens (approximately 10x).
When & Where
CSU Extension Native Plant Master Program – Denver, Gilpin and Jefferson Counties
The mission of the Native Plant Master Program is to educate the public about native plants in order to foster stewardship, sustainable landscaping and management of weeds that threaten native ecosystems. See www.conativeplantmaster.org.
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