Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Arboretum offers plant identification class April 5-May 10

Introduction to Plant Identification
6 Fridays:  April 5 - May 10
2pm - 4pm
Bamboo Room
Frank McDonough, instructor
$60 Arboretum members for the series / $65 non-members for the series (includes Arboretum admission)

Please call the Class Registration line at 626.821.4623 to register; you may also register at the class on Friday, April 5 but please come early to the Bamboo Room to register.

Arboretum Botanical Information Consultant Frank McDonough will instruct this class that looks at more than a dozen major plant families represented by specimens here at the Arboretum. You will learn about plant classification, how to identify plants to genus using both printed and digital plant keys, how to identify and determine the most important plant structures for identifying an unknown plant, strategies for using the internet to help you identify plants, and other tools and skills useful in plant identification.

Each student is required to have:
· a 10X or 20X jewelers loop (preferably with light)  and

Frank recommends purchasing these items on Amazon.

 Botanic Garden
301 North Baldwin Avenue
Arcadia, CA 91007-2697
Phone: 626.821.4624

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