SP18 Spring Flora ID B: A Six-Week Class

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Wednesday April 25

9:30 AM  –  1:30 PM

Spring Flora Identification B
Instructor: Scott Dean
Wednesdays, April 11, 25, May 2, 9, 16, 23;
9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
$178 Member / $188 Non-member
Limit: 12 students
Core requirement for BRN Certificate

In this field class, students will learn to identify native mountain flora using a non-technical keying system while studying plant families, the basics of plant community ecology, and the natural and cultural history of the flora of the Blue Ridge. The focus is on spring wildflowers and becoming familiar with more technical dichotomous keys as a means of identification. “Newcomb’s Wildflower Guide” and “Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley and the Southern Appalachians” are recommended as references.

Scott Dean, a native of the southern Appalachians, earned a degree in biology from the UNC Asheville. Dean has been a featured speaker at the Great Smoky Mountain National Park Wildflower program and has led walks for the Cullowhee Native Plants Conference, UNC Asheville’s annual Wildflower Pilgrimage and the Western North Carolina Nature Center. Visit his website at wncnaturally.com