Thursday, September 15, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm – Survey of Late Season Grasses of the Northeast


This New England Wild Flower Society workshop, to be given by Dennis Magee at Garden in the Woods in Framingham on Thursday, September 15 from 9 – 3, focuses on the grasses which are in identifiable condition in late summer and early fall. Key identification characteristics are given for 10 tribes and 60 or so genera of common grasses using dried specimens and microscope displays. Following a morning session of lecture and observation of the plant materials, there is an afternoon field trip to observe as many grasses as can be found in the time available. Students are expected to have a good understanding of basic botanical nomenclature and concepts. A good 10x to 15x hand lens is essential.  NEWFS member fee is $72, nonmembers $86.  Register at www.newfs.org.