DATES: July 23-24
Start: 9:00 am (July 23) ... End: 4:30 pm (July 24)
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This is your chance to go "beyond the field guide." This two-day workshop will be an eclectic mix of identification, natural history, plant lore, uses, and etymology. Much of this information is scattered throughout the literature and not readily accessible. Gaze on the plant that killed Lincoln's mother, examine wildflowers that hedge their bets by having more than one reproductive strategy, and learn more about dandelions than you ever imagined. All this and more as we explore the secrets lives of wildflowers.
Maximum: 16 adults
Richard Aaron, B.A., M.B.A.
Richard is a seasoned naturalist with a wide range of interests. He has lead walks, conducted workshops and presented lectures on a variety of topics to more than three dozen organizations in Canada and the States. He has also worked as a provincial park naturalist. Richard is particulary interested in wildflowers and has spent years collecting little-known facts about them.
The workshop will be held at Queen’s University Biological Station, located near Chaffey’s Lock, about 50 km north of Kingston, Ontario.
The fee for the workshop is $170. Fees are all inclusive – instruction, overnight accommodation on Friday night, plus four meals lunch & supper on Friday and breakfast & lunch on Saturday. The Biological Station does not provide bedding or bath items. Participants will need to bring bedding for a single bed (or a sleeping bag), a pillow, towel and facecloth, and personal toiletries.
Friday, July 23
8:30-8:45 am - arrive at QUBS & register
9:00 am - program begins
Morning - mini lecture; field trip
Afternoon - field trip
Evening - presentation
Saturday, July 24
Morning - field trip
Afternoon - field trip & wrap-up discussion
4:30 pm - depart QUBS
THINGS TO BRING
• sleeping bag (or sheets and blanket), pillow, towel, facecloth and personal toiletries
• hat, sturdy footwear and clothing appropriate for the weather forecast
• whistle (to summon help if needed)
• compass/personal GPS
• insect repellent
• wildflower field guide (recommended: Newcomb's Wildflower Guide)
• 10x loupe
• camera (optional)
• pen/pencil & notebook
• laptop handy for independent research (QUBS has wi-fi)