Learn to identify plants in an informal setting with other inquisitive people and a botanist who can answer your questions. Bring a plant or twig from your own backyard. Or look at one from an ongoing inventory of the Baltimore County Ag Center. All experience levels are welcome. We’ll have botany books, hand lenses, dried plant specimens, and a microscope available for you to use.

Leaders: The sessions will be facilitated by Charlie Davis and Judy Fulton. Charlie is a professional field ecologist who specializes in plants. Judy is a Master Gardener who is conducting a plant inventory at the Baltimore County Center for MD Agricultural and Farm Park. Both Charlie and Judy are volunteers, so your money for these sessions will go directly to support the programs, the nature collections, and the building that make this kind of nature education possible.

Cost: Members of the Natural History Society of Maryland receive a discount for both sessions ($15 for January 14th and January 28th), paid at the first session. Individual sessions for non-members and members is $10. Pay cash or check at the door. Become a member at https://marylandnature.org/support-maryland-nature/ (individual $25; family $35).

Photo credit: Judy Fulton – Cardinal Flower – Lobelia cardinalis