April 26, 2018

1-4 pm

Audience: Members, Staff, Volunteers

Location: Presidio of San Francisco

Event Type: Park Academy

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Stacy Jacobsen (Seed Collection Ecologist for Presidio Nursery), Desmond Murray (Presidio Nursery Education Manager), and Marion Anthonisen (Biological Techinician fir the Presidio) will lead this workshop focusing on basic taxonomy, botanical identification resources, and plant identification with an emphasis on troubleshooting morphological keys. The class will discuss and employ a full range of plant ID resources available to the beginning botanists and plant enthusiasts. Fresh material representing the most common Plant Families found in the Park will be provided to explore the terminology and associated keys. Dissection kits, hand lenses and microscopes will be provided to participants for class use.

We will be learning to use the identification keys in the third edition of the book Plants of the San Francisco Bay Region: Mendocino to Monterey (Linda H. Beidleman and Eugene N. Kozloff, 2014). We will also (practice with, or reference) the second edition of The Jepson Manual.

Please note: we do expect participants to have some experience using plant keys and their associated terminology. The Plant Terminology class happening on April 5th is highly recommended before attending this class.

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Please note: Park Academy classes are meant as a special perk for volunteers, members, and employees. If you do not work for the Golden Gate National Parks, are not a member, or have not volunteered with us in the past year, a donation is encouraged. Volunteer or become a member today!



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