The Yuba Watershed Institute presents:
May 27th, 2017, 10 am – 2 pm
North Columbia Schoolhouse Parking Lot
17894 Tyler Foote Crossing Rd, Nevada City, CA 95959
This workshop will focus on the techniques and ethics of collecting plants for submission to an herbarium. Participants will begin the process of creating herbarium specimens in the field, learning how to collect different types of plants, which data and details to document, and how to best present and preserve these collections for future study and for archiving what grows in Nevada County on the San Juan Ridge.
Why do this? The range, distribution, and taxonomy of plants are often determined by what is represented in the herbaria. Herbaria are museums of preserved plants which archive the plant life of specific locations. These archives allow current and future scientists to have access to actual representations of the plants from our area for many purposes, including conservation and protection.
Please bring a lunch and water, and wear clothing and footwear appropriate for hiking short distances on and off trail. You will need a small note book and we will provide plant presses and digging implements (please bring your own equipment if you have it).
Donation of $10 suggested. RSVP Recommended.
For more information contact:
Wendy Boes, 530-559-6314, firstname.lastname@example.org