Wildflower Identification Class
Date: May 6, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Contact: Hannah Bird (707) 744 1424 ext 105
Sponsor: Hopland Research and Extension Center
Location: 4070 University Road
Enjoy a stroll around the Hopland Research and Extension Center to identify our spring wildflowers.
Our guide will be Peter Warner:
Peter Warner stumbled upon the fascinating world of botany in 1982, enthralled with a magnificent stand of Pedicularis densiflora (ruby spires, aka Indian warrior) in Sonoma County. Having acquired a couple of parchment documents from Sonoma State University, he formerly toiled as an environmental scientist for California State Parks and as a restoration ecologist for the Parks Conservancy at Golden Gate National Recreation area. Experienced in a diversity of botanical and ecological pursuits, he’s a former CNPS chapter president and past California Invasive Plant Council board member. Now somewhat retired, he continues to study plants and ecology, sharing his discoveries with others through consulting, teaching, and volunteering. Quick to stoop to pull a weed or drop to the ground in reverence of elephant heads (the plant!), Peter has worked as a vegetation specialist, botanist, habitat restorationist, educator, consultant, landscaper, bureaucrat, professional musician, and cab driver. He has finally found a thoroughly enjoyable niche leading numerous field trips throughout the American West, always seeking new discoveries and delights of the natural world .
The first two hours of the hike (10am-12pm) will suit those new to the world of plant identification, for those who wish to delve a little deeper we will continue to an afternoon session after lunch, finishing at 2pm. Bring a packed lunch, water and sun protection.
Registration $10 per person
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