Introduction to Native Flora of Maine
August 9 @ 9:30 am - August 11 @ 3:30 pm
Interested in gardening with Maine’s native plants? First, come meet them in their wild habitats. During this intensive three-day course with CMBG Research Botanist, Melissa Cullina, students will learn how to recognize at least 50 frequent coastal Maine plant species. Beginning with an introduction to basic plant identification skills, terminology, and botanical names, you’ll then experience guided forays both through the Gardens’ grounds and around the region. This thorough and consecutive three-day class begins with an online lecture followed by two field-study sessions to collect specimens and examine the means for identification. Bring a bag lunch, water, and a hand lens if you have one.
Day one takes place online; days two and three meet CMBG’s outdoor classroom.
Rain date: Thursday, August 12, 2021
The suggested reference for this course is The Plants of Acadia National Park by Glen H. Mittelhauser, Linda L. Gregory, Sally C. Rooney, and Jill E. Weber. This book will be available for purchase on-site at the Gardenshop at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens.