May 4 – Boy Scouts – Field Botany (Plant Science) *
Are you working on your Plant Science badge? Let us help you earn it by teaching you about some of the amazing native plants that grow in Northern Illinois. Spring is a great time to be introduced to field botany, for the woodland flowers will be in full swing, while the grassland plants are just getting started. We will help you learn to identify some of our native trees, shrubs, woody plants and flowers, as well as the most common invasive species. We will also help you learn how environmental factors affect what grows where. Participants will also learn how we control invasives and encourage native species. * This program is longer than the usual two hours: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Please bring your lunch and dress to be outside. Register by 4/30.