05/11 Botany 101 at the Rogue River Preserve
Looking closely at plants is wondrous, inspiring, and brings solace during a time of plant blindness. We will use the Rogue River Preserve as a laboratory for observing and learning the language of botany. Students will learn basic botany terminology, identify some lovely plants, and recognize common plant families while exploring oak woodlands, vernal pool-mounded prairie, chaparral, and a large floodplain forest. You’ll meet flowering plants and conifers head on – and even peek at nonvascular plants like lichens in this fascinating introduction to our local botanical universe. Bring a hand lens – and your poet’s heart!
Moderate (1-3 miles of hiking; we will walk on rustic trails, roads, and off trail on relatively flat but uneven and rocky terrain)
Ages 16+ are welcome.