Plant Identification is Hard: Let’s Cheat!

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What’s it all about?

How do you figure out, from the thousands of possible plants, which one is the one you happen to be looking at? That one… right there… that you have never seen before! Do botanists “just know it” or do they have a few handy tricks up their sleeves? Come along to this class to find out some of the nifty tools of the trade.

What will we cover?

In this class we will explore the tools used by botanists to identify plants. We will then put our new skills to good use by having a go at a few “who am I?” plant games. This will leave you ready to plan a rewarding botanical experience for your next bush trip (in Melbourne or farther afield), or at least in figuring out what you should plant on your nature strip so it is truly nature.

Who will be teaching?

Pascale connected to her inner botanist in early childhood. She kept that connection alive ‘pottering around with plants’ as well as growing a deep love of the Australian bush. She is an Indigenous Flora and Fauna Association (IFFA) member and found out about Plant Blindness while teaching plant skills to Conservation students … and it all made sense. She doesn’t know all of Melbourne’s plants (yet!) but continues to enjoy the journey.