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Introduction to scientific plant identification methods

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Have you ever wanted to learn how to properly identify plants, trees, and flowers the way that professionals do? Join Dr. Ryan Utz, professor of ecology at the Falk School of Sustainability, for a primer on how to truly identify what species you encounter in your backyard or on the trail. This 3-hour long short course will include: how to use a dichotomous key, overview of the major plant families found in Pennsylvania, and how to recognize specific characteristics important for identification. You can expect to leave the course with an introductory understanding of how to identify plants like a botanical professional.

The event will be held at Chatham University's Eden Hall Campus in Gibsonia. The event is free and open to the public. Lecture materials will be immediately followed by hands-on field identification in the Eden Hall forest and field to get you started.

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