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Botany for Beginners with Caprice Disbrow

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Join us for a beginning botany lunch hour to learn more about local wildflowers this spring!

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Think of your favorite flower. What is it about that plant that you love? Can you describe those lovely parts botanically? Whether you call it botany, plant science or plant biology, this field is one of the world’s oldest natural sciences. In this presentation, you’ll learn about the basic plant anatomy of flowering plants. What clues and patterns do flowers give us that help us understand their relationships? Tune in to learn to recognize, name and describe some of the amazing botanical structures and forms you love! We will also highlight and learn how to identify some common native wildflowers in open space in the Laguna watershed that you can see this spring.

There is no charge for this event, which is made possible by the voters of Sonoma County who fund the work of Ag + Open Space with a quarter-cent sales tax.

Caprice Disbrow is a professional botanist and instructor of botany at Santa Rosa Junior College and Napa Valley College. She holds a bachelor’s degree in plant biology from the University of California Davis and her master’s degree in biology from Sonoma State University. Caprice is passionate about the diversity and evolution of California native plants and serves on the board of the California Native Plant Society’s Milo Baker Chapter where she edits the newsletter, serves on the scholarship committee and helps with education, outreach and communications. She enjoys teaching people about biology and ecology and strives to make education accessible to all people.


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