Charlise Hill-Larson, 2019 and 2021-22 Vice President
Do you visit a woods or a prairie and just see undifferentiated blobs of green ? Maybe it all looks pleasant, but you don’t really see individual plants. You aren’t alone! Lots of people experience plants that way. Maybe you already have observation skills and can even see the differences between different birds, or lizards, or model years of cars, but everything leafy looks the same to you. Knowing which plants are present can influence purchases, management plans, restoration plans, and biological survey efforts. Because the plants present influence the insects present and every other part of the food web, it’s really helpful for a naturalist to start seeing plants as individuals with their own needs and stories.
Join us on April 12 at 7pm as we welcome Carol Clark who will help us begin to see plants as individuals with her presentation “Botany Skills for Naturalists: Learning to Really See the Plants Around You.” We will be meeting in person in the SRC building at the Heard Museum.
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Carol is an amateur botany enthusiast, a Monarch Watch Conservation Specialist, a member of the Native Plant Society of Texas and a member of the Blackland Prairie Master Naturalists. Carol grew up with a nature photographer father and wildlife artist brother, and has spent much of her life looking around in the great outdoors. Her favorite things to do are leading discovery walks in local natural areas and finding and photographing interesting plants.