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Basic Plant ID Workshop in Middle Georgia: FULL

June 6, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

This workshop is now FULL.

The focus will be an appropriate blend of basic keying skills and common plant family recognition.  Attendees will be shown how to properly use a hand lens. Weather permitting, a portion of the workshop may be held outside (so dress accordingly).  After a brief indoor introduction, 30-45 minutes, the rest of the workshop will be held outdoors at a nearby site. Registration will be based on a “first come – first served” basis determined by the order of emails to trip leader (see RSVP form below) .

Pre-Registration required with a cap of 20 participants. Workshop participants will be expected to bring two items: 1) a 10X hand lens (loupe) and 2) a copy of Thomas J. Elpel’s Botany in a Day (preferably the 6th ed. which is the Patterns Method of Plant Identification).  If participants have a copy of Harris and Harris’ Plant Identification Terminology, it would be useful to bring it, but it is not required. Books can be shared with a partner, but the hand lens should be one per participant.

Used and new copies of the required book can be purchased from Amazon.com Marketplace (http://www.amazon.com/Botany-Day-Patterns-Method-Identification/dp/1892784351).  Prior experience has shown that, a used book in “very good” condition or in some cases, even “good” condition, is like new. The catch is that sometimes it may take two weeks to get the book.

The workshop could last till 3:30 or 4:00PM depending on interest and energy of the group.

Affiliation: If you are affiliated with any organization (e.g. as Georgia Botanical Society or Georgia Native Plant Society) that needs to be mentioned at the time of your sign-up.

Location & Directions:  Directions: From Atlanta and areas north: Take I-75 South for 60 miles to Exit 185 near Forsyth. Go East on GA 18 (Dames Ferry Rd.) towards Gray for 13 miles. Turn left (North) onto Jarrell Plantation Rd. and go 3.1 miles to the plantation site (711 Jarrell Plantation, Juliette, GA).

From Macon and areas south: From Junction of I-75 and US Hwy 23 (GA 87 or Riverside Dr.) at Exit 171,  Go north on Hwy 23 for 7.1 miles to GA 18. Turn right and go 2.7 miles to Jarrell Plantation Rd. Turn left (North) onto Jarrell Plantation Rd. and go 3.1 miles to the plantation site (711 Jarrell Plantation, Juliette, GA).

Meet At:  Jarrell Plantation Historic Site Visitor Center at 10 AM sharp where you will pay a $5.00 per person fee for the use of the center.

Bathroom Facilities: at the visitor’s center.

Bring: Lunch, snacks, bug spray, sunscreen & water for the outdoor part.



June 6, 2015
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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