Join Rhode Island Natural History Survey botanist Hope Leeson for the first of three sessions in our Native Plant Seed Workshop Series.
This field session, in the West Greenwich section of the Arcadia Management Area, will focus on identifying plants from which we will be collecting seed: Lobelia cardinalis -cardinal flower, several species of Solidago – goldenrod, and asters. Many will be in bloom. We will meet at the Frosty Hollow Pond Parking Area. Directions to Frosty Hollow Pond
(At the second field session on September 20 we will return to Arcadia Management Area to collect seeds from these species and others as available. At the third session on October 25 we will meet indoors at the Natural History Survey in Kingston to clean and process the seeds that have been collected.)
Although the workshops are intended as a series, participants do not need to attend all three sessions.
Hope is an authority on Rhode Island Native Plants. In addition to her many roles at Rhode Island Natural History Survey she directs the Rhody Native™ Initative, which seeks to preserve the biodiversity of Rhode Island’s native plant communities, wildlife, and pollinators, by facilitating the state’s capacity to produce genetically native plants. Rhody Native™ celebrates Rhode Island’s local identity.
Please note seed collection on public lands can only be done with proper written authorization. We thank the Department of Environmental Management for granting us permission to collect seed in the Arcadia Management Area.
Fee: $15.00; $10.00 for RIWPS members
Participation is limited to 15 per session.
Preregistration is required