Regional Plant-Related Event

Loess Hills Wild Ones

Plant Specimen Preservation Techniques

Saturday, July 9th, 8:00-3:00pm

But, we’re writing you today with a unique opportunity, limited to just 20 participants: Plant 

Specimen Preservation Techniques.  You may recall hearing about collecting and preserving plants for herbariums at a couple of our programs earlier this year.  People seemed very interested in the process, so we’re hosting a workshop where you can learn how to do it yourself! 

Spend a full day in the field learning about the prairie and how to collect plants for your own herbarium collection. Participants will learn basic field collecting techniques, ethics, field notes, plant pressing, plant identification, proper labeling, mounting techniques, conservation, and more!  Dr. Bill Zales will lead the workshop with assistance from Dr. Brian Hazlett (Briar Cliff University) and Rod Tondreau (Western Iowa Tech Community College).

Plant Specimen Preservation Techniques
Location: 
Prairie Hills Farm near Westfield, Iowa.
Saturday, July 9, 2022, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m 
Pre-register at 712-258-0838 or camps@woodburyparks.org.
Limited to 20 people, ages 16 or older
Cost: $10 per person (includes supplies for individual plant press & mounting paper)
Bring your own drinking water, lunch, sunscreen, etc.

Contact Dawn Snyder at 712-258-0838 or dsnyder@woodburypark.org with questions.

Co-sponsored by:  Woodbury County Conservation Foundation, Woodbury County Conservation Board, Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center, and Loess Hills Wild Ones.

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