Native Plant Trust


Thursday, September 26, 2024—Thursday, October 3, 2024

Botanical Inventory Methods and Techniques

This is an introduction to botanical inventory methods for cataloging the vascular plants in a natural landscape. During the first session, you will learn the essential steps of planning a survey, including use of field guides, aerial photography, GIS (Geographic Information Systems) resources, and sampling strategies. You will also learn about designing a field-data form. You will go on to practice these methods by conducting a field survey in a natural area, identifying and recording the plant species and habitats. Finally, you will have an opportunity to work collaboratively to compile the inventory and present a report.

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Date/time detailsThursday, September 26 & October 3, 2024 (Zoom/Online) 6:30 - 8:30 PM and Saturday, September 28, 2024 (Garden in the Woods) 10:30 AM - 3:30 PM
LocationZoom/Online & Garden in the Woods, Framingham, MA
Program codeBOT2050
Fee$180 (Members)/$216 (Nonmembers)
InstructorNeela de Zoysa
CertificateAdvanced Botany Certificate Core