*Paid Class* - Native Plant Ecology and Identification (Online Portion)
Public Welcome Paid Event Program/Speaker Presentation
Instructor: Dr. Paul Whitaker
Format: Blended 2-part class
Dates/Times: virtual Monday Aug 14th 6:30-8:30 pm and in person Saturday Aug 19th 12-4 pm
Location: UW Stevens Point
Core Course (6 hours)
Description: This course provides a brief overview of ecosystem ecology, botany and plant physiology as it relates to native plants. Plant ecology will cover the definition of native, interdependence within native ecosystems, and formation of specialized ecosystems. Plant identification will emphasize observations of patterns for identification of Wisconsin native plants including annuals, perennials, vines, shrubs, deciduous and evergreen trees. Recommended book: Botany in a Day: The Patterns Method of Plant Identification by Thomas J. Elpel.