Adult Programs

Plants of Wetlands (in person)

Learn the names and ecology of the wildflowers, sedges, rushes, and other plants that inhabit wetlands.

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Learn the names and ecology of the wildflowers, sedges, rushes, and other plants that inhabit wetlands. Explore the beauty and diversity of wetland plants, and discover how to identify them, where to find them, and what plants with which they are commonly associated. You’ll learn their different life cycles and gain a deeper appreciation of the role and importance of plants in a functioning wetland ecosystem. 

COVID-19 safety

  • If you are unwell, or have been in contact with someone who is unwell in the last two weeks, you must stay home. A full refund will be issued on request.
  • Participants must bring face masks. Face masks are required while participating in Arboretum adult learning programs.
  • Maintain a distance of six feet from others whenever possible. 
  • For more information about the Arboretum’s guidelines, please see the Know Before You Go page.

Held entirely outdoors. Please dress for the weather, with long sleeves and long pants/sturdy, water resistant footwear (boots recommended). Plan to walk a mile or more over uneven ground, sometimes in wet areas. We will be eating lunch in the field in the middle of the day; please bring a sack lunch. Limit 12 

Supplies: Please bring a sack lunch, water bottle, hand lens, your favorite field guide, and materials for taking notes in the field. 

Prerequisites: Basic Plant ID (W010 or W011) or previous experience with plant identification required. 

Continuing education: This class fulfills the Plant Identification elective for the Natural Areas Conservation Training (N-ACT) Program. (Learn more about N-ACT.) 

Nathanael Pilla, Botanist, Orbis Environmental Consulting

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