Asters can be among the more difficult species of native plants to identify in the field, for both amateurs and professionals. However, they are an important family of plants to know, for they comprise a substantial proportion of the late summer and fall-blooming herbaceous flora of our region. They’re also beautiful and have an exquisite structure which makes them exciting to study.
This workshop will focus on identifying 15-20 of the most common species – the ones most likely to be found in the wild most of the time. A field trip to a natural area close to the classroom will follow a two-hour lab.
Please note that this subject is somewhat technical. An identification key and other handouts will be provided. Bring hand lens, bag lunch, and wear hiking boots for damp conditions.
128 North Street
Whately , MA 01373
Sponsor: New England Wild Flower Society
Time(s): 10 a.m – 3 p.m.
Cost: $55 (NEWFS Member) / $65 (Nonmember)
Phone: 508-877-7630, ext. 3303