Native Plant Trust


Thursday, September 21, 2023—Thursday, September 28, 2023

Botanical Inventory Methods and Techniques

This is an introduction to botanical inventory methods for cataloging the vascular plants in a natural landscape. We will cover the essential steps of planning the survey, including use of field guides, aerial photography, GIS (Geographic Information Systems) resources, sampling strategies, and field-data form design. Next, we will practice these methods by conducting a field survey on conserved land, identifying and recording the plant species and habitats we encounter. You will have an opportunity to compile the inventory and write a report.

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Date/time detailsThursdays, September 21 & 28, 2023 (Live Virtual) 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM and Saturday, September 23, 2023 (Garden in the Woods) 10:30 AM - 3:30 PM
LocationLive Virtual & Garden in the Woods, Framingham, MA
Program codeBOT2050
Fee$135 (Members) / $162 (Nonmembers)
InstructorNeela de Zoysa
LimitBotanist, Adjunct Faculty Landscape Architecture
CertificateAdvanced Core, Botany