May Ecology Club: Botany 101

Monday, May 9, 2016 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

PipsissewaCome discover your botanical eye as we observe live native plants together!

We will be using the gestalt approach to plant identification in this class; this is more of an art than a science, in which one sees the plant as a whole and not just certain characteristics. We will be recording observations through illustration and/or written description during the class, which can be added to a shared online document which you will be given access to, that can grow as we see these species in the field.

Zak Weinstein, a proud Native Plant Society of Oregon member, botany graduate from OSU and past field botanist, will be leading the class, and there will be a few other botanically knowledgeable folks present for one-on-one help. Zak will briefly tell us about the Oregon Flora Project, and its online resources. Come over to the Bark library on May 9th, as you never know what plants will lie in your future...

At the close of the meeting we will leave time open to further explore the topics of the evening, delve deeper into Bark's work to protect Mt Hood and browse the Bark library. Our library is more than a physical space; it is also intangible, represented by volunteers who are knowledgeable and accessible for people interested in learning more about our work, ecology, public lands management and advocacy. Come peruse our newly acquired selection of resources on everything from hiking to climate justice, and learn about what you can do to protect Mt. Hood National Forest!

Call us at 503-331-0374 or email

Where: Bark office: 351 NE 18th Ave Portland, OR 97232 (next to the Circuit Climbing Gym).
When: 6:30-8:30pm every second Monday.

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