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Naturalist Field Day: Montana’s Spring Wildflowers
May 6, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm$70 – $80
May is a wonderful time to enjoy the gorgeous flowering plants around Missoula. Our local hills and riparian areas are not only home to beautiful floral diversity, but they’re amazingly easy to access. Missoula College biology and botany professor Greg Peters will help you gain a deeper appreciation and understanding of our local flora by focusing on using plant parts and patterns to identify wildflowers to family and species. In the morning we’ll explore the flora of dry habitats in the North Hills or Mount Jumbo, followed by an afternoon of studying riparian plants along Rattlesnake Creek in Greenough Park.
This class will be rich with information about Missoula’s plant communities and habitat, giving you a fuller understanding of each species. Since this will be taking your botany knowledge beyond what we teach in the Master Naturalist course, we ask that all participants be familiar with using a dichotomous key.
We’ll be meeting at MNHC and driving to the field sites in the MNHC bus.
Journal and pen/pencil
Cost: $70 MNHC members; $80 non-members. Some scholarships are available. Please call 406.327.0405 for details.