AUGUST 26-28, 2016; SEVILLETA FIELD STATION
with TIM LOWREY
The Aster Family (Asteraceae) is the most species rich plant family in New Mexico and comprises 22% of the state flora. Native plants with composite inflorescence are keystone elements in every New Mexico ecosystem from the Chihuahuan Desert up to alpine tundra on mountain peaks, so you really need to know how to identify them. Don’t let the vast diversity in this family and its unique technical terminology intimidate you any longer. This workshop will give you all the skills you need to use Asteraceae identification manuals with greater confidence.
Come learn the terminology and techniques for identification with Aster Family specialist Tim Lowrey at the Sevilleta Field Station near Socorro. This workshop includes lectures, identification exercises in the lab, and a field trip to the nearby Rio Grande valley and Manzano Mountains.
Registration fee includes two nights dormitory-style lodging at the UNM Sevilleta Research Station. Go to our website to register: https://www.npsnm.org/education/workshops/