Much of Wisconsin was covered in prairie and oak savannah before settlers arrived. Restoring prairie on your land will help bring back wildlife, rebuild soil and pass on what Aldo Leopold called, “the land ethic” to your children.
As part of the Plant Identification Workshop Series, this workshop provides the skills and experience necessary to identify and sample prairie plants. The workshop focuses on identifying common prairie plants of the Midwest. It will cover plant anatomy, key use, and sampling techniques.
At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:
- Identify common species by sight
- Use simple keys to identify plant genera and/or species
- Demonstrate field plant sampling techniques
Click here for an itinerary for the workshop.
Sophie Demchik is an associate instructor at University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, where she teaches plant and natural resource courses.