Workshop: Create a Terrarium with Native Plants

Kingston, RI

Have you ever seen a terrarium built from native evergreens? Now's your chance to make one for your own holiday table. In this workshop learn how to make and cultivate a mini-ecosystem with native evergreen plants. Your terrarium will be an actual living mini-cultivating garden to be enjoyed throughout the winter and either planted outdoors […]

First Thursday Botanizing Walk: URI North Woods

Kingston, RI

Join University of Rhode Island botany instructor Brian Maynard for an exploration of the University of Rhode Island North Woods. Ranging from moist upland forest to pond edges there should be a good variety of trees and flowers to see. We will walk about 2 miles.  This walk is free and open to the public. […]

Moss Workshop (2 days) Cancelled

Kingston, RI

fruiting sphagnum moss. DMcGrady Learn about mosses in during this two day workshop by Brian Maynard, Professor of Horticulture at University of Rhode Island.  The first session will be held in the  Biochemical Building at the URI Campus on June 15 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm.  It will include a mosses lecture and the opportunity to […]

Field Sketching: to aid plant identification or begin a painting

Kingston, RI

sketch & photo, FTopping Field sketching encourages close observation which is essential in plant identification. If you can’t dig up a specimen, a practice usually not advised, and on public land, prohibited without explicit written permission, a field sketch records details for later identification. By sketching parts and growth form and making notes we can […]

Using GoBotany in the Field

Kingston, RI

Ever wondered how to make use of your electronic devices in the field? Or simply how to identify thousands of species without hauling your weight in books? Join Michael Piantedosi, NEPCoP/Seed Bank Coordinator of New England Wild Flower Society, as we discuss the core concepts of using a digital, dichotomous key in a field setting to […]

Botanical Drawing: Putting Life into Your Drawings

Kingston, RI

Putting Life into Your Drawings Join Frances Topping, naturalist and artist, for the first in her two program series Botanical Drawing. This program focuses on using color and volume to make a 3D specimen on a 2D paper seem alive. Participants will work on some color mixing, watercolor application and foreshortening to create form. Mixing […]