The KWN group is where we learn plant keying by practicing on plant samples. To help keep our keying skills sharp during the pandemic, Dee Himes of the KWN group will teach two special online classes in January and February.
We will go over the basics of Plant Morphology on Friday January 21 and the basics of Plant Taxonomy on Friday February 18, from 6:30 – 8:30pm on Zoom.
These classes will cover the basic principles of morphology, which is the study of the form, external structure and development of plants; and the basic principles of taxonomy, which is to learn and look at different plant families. These two classes will form a great crash course for beginners who are enthusiastic about learning how and why some plants are named ̶ and for others they’ll form a refresher.
By knowing the basic morphological characteristics of plants, a plant’s name will become obvious. Once the plant has been identified, it can be placed within categories, a plant family, a classification system that is part of plant taxonomy.
Although these meetings will be virtual, as you attend you may want to have ready: a copy of Plant Identification Terminology, An Illustrated Glossary, by James G. Harris and Melinda Woolf Harris, 2nd Edition; some cuttings of your favorite native plants from your garden to show as samples; and a hand lens.
|Wed Jan 19 @ 7:30PM - 09:00PM|
Treasure Hunting after the 2020 Fires
|Fri Jan 21 @ 6:30PM - 08:00PM|
Keying with Natives
|Fri Jan 28 @ 6:00PM - 09:00PM|
Members’ Night & Photo Group Meeting: Plant Adventures in a Pandemic (Part II)
|Wed Feb 02 @ 7:30PM - 09:00PM|
Picking the Perfect Plants for your Garden with Calscape
|Tue Feb 08 @ 7:00PM - 09:00PM|
|Wed Feb 09 @ 7:30PM - 09:00PM|
Favorite Native Plant Books and Resources, Panel Presentation and Interactive Discussion
|Fri Feb 11 @ 7:00PM - 12:00AM|
Photography Group - Photo Sharing Meeting
|Sun Feb 13 @10:00AM - 04:00PM|
Montara Mountain San Pedro Valley County Park (Pacifica)