What's That Plant? How to Identify Plants (elective)

Instructor: Tom Diggs, Ph.D., University of North Georgia
Saturday, July 13 | 9-5 p.m.
Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens
Members $85 |Non-members $95
 

Identifying plants can be challenging and perplexing - yet is an important skill to possess. This full-day workshop will begin at a very basic level and progress to the use of more advanced methods and tools used for learning a plant's identity. Basic terminology will be presented, followed by instruction on the use of a variety of tools, primarily taxonomic keys used as "roadmaps" that lead to plant identification. Ample time will be spent doing hands-on exercises and corroborating material learned while examining plants in The Gardens. Highly recommended reference: Plant Identification Terminology: An Illustrated Glossary, by James G. Harris and Melinda Woolf Harris. Spring Lake Pub; 2nd edition (Jan 1, 2001) 

Refunds (minus a $15 processing fee) given if notification is made at least 10 business days prior to class start date. (You are always welcome to send another person under your registration if you cannot attend.) A $15 processing fee will be charged for class transfers at any time. We reserve the right to cancel classes due to lack of participation; if we cancel a class as such, we will issue a full refund. Please be aware that we strive to hold classes regardless of weather, so plan accordingly. In the unlikely event a class has to be cancelled due to inclement weather, we will attempt to notify you, and a refund (minus a $15 processing fee) will be issued.