Winter Shrub and Twig Identification classes with Jennifer Hadersberger and Wenatchee River Institute
If you have ever wondered how to identify trees and shrubs during the winter, join Wenatchee River Institute and local botanist Jennifer Hadersberger to explore Barn Beach Reserve and Blackbird Island learning about plant identification along the way.
Fri., Mar. 13, 9-11am, learn to tell plant species apart from one another without the presence of leaves. “[Trees and shrubs] are living through the winter because of seasonal adaptations. They look dead, but they are alive,” explains Hadersberger.
During this class, you will also discover species distribution, which tells a big part of the landscape’s story. If you are visiting an area for the first time during the winter months, you will then be able to understand more about the local flora.
Hadersberger is a Professional Wetland Scientist with and MS in Botany from Oregon State University, and has over 20 years’ experience in natural resources management. Since 2000, she has been teaching botany and biology classes for various community colleges and through Portland State University’s Environmental Professional Program.
Please register soon as class size is limited to 15. Cost is $30 for WRI-members and $35 for non-members. Coffee and tea are provided, please bring a snack and dress for colder temperatures. Bringing a notepad and pencil is encouraged.
On Fri., Mar. 20, 9am-1pm, Hadersberger will be offering a Winter Twig Identification professional development class for those in the field of wetland delineation. “Because a lot of work doesn’t stop in the winter and site plans are busily being developed,” said Hadersberger.
If you have any questions about either of the two classes, contact Rachel Bishop, WRI community education lead, (509)548-1818 x5, or email@example.com
Event link Winter Shrub Identification: https://wenatcheeriverinstitute.org/event-calendar.html/event/2020/03/13/winter-shrub-identification/274426
Event Link Winter Twig Identification professional development class: https://wenatcheeriverinstitute.org/event-calendar.html/event/2020/03/20/winter-twig-identification-professional-development-class/274431