COULEE REGION BOTANICAL FORAY
Learn to Press Plants & Submit Specimens
Saturday, May 20th – 9:30 AM to 2:00 PM
Location: 19394 Edgewood Avenue, Tomah, WI 54660
Join professional botanists with UW-Herbarium and Botanical Club of Wisconsin, Mary Ann Feist and John Zaborsky, in documenting Monroe county record plants. Come ready to learn about why plant specimens are curated and still actively collected. We will also learn how to properly press and submit plant specimens to an herbarium. Experts will also help train in plant ID and collecting practices – no experience is required. Habitats we may collect in, represent reconstructed and remnant prairies as well as oak woodlands.
Curt and Melissa Jacobs will be hosting the CRC at their property that they will be reconstructing and restoring prairie and oak woodlands.
Please RSVP. Lunch will be potluck style. Our hosts will provide the main dish and please bring a dish to pass if you are able – facility has electricity for crock-pots. Port-a-potty will be available. Terrain will be rolling and can be steep in some spots. Bring plenty of water and appropriate field clothing and gear. Event will be rain or shine. If you have questions email Justin at Couleeregion@theprairieenthusiasts.org.