50 Plant Families of Monterey Bay

Are you ready to jump into botanical detective work? With a working knowledge of common plant families, and comfort in using taxonomic keys, identification can be an enjoyable challenge. This workshop introduces students to the flora of the Monterey Bay area and the techniques used to identify plants of California. Emphasis will be on learning to recognize characteristics of the area’s plant families. We will practice keying plants in the field using the third edition of the book Plants of the San Francisco Bay Region: Mendocino to Monterey (Linda H. Beidleman and Eugene N. Kozloff, 2014). A general familiarity with morphological terms is helpful but not necessary; these will be reviewed during the introductory session. The workshop will be held outdoors (rain or shine). We will have one van available for transportation to field sites. Participants may drive up to 75 miles per day to the field sites and walk up to three miles each day (easy hiking). This workshop will not involve collection of plants. Students must attend all four days of the workshop, because the introductory information will lay the foundation for the rest of the workshop. Please note that this is an introductory workshop, geared towards beginning botanists. Participants must purchase their own copy of the book. (Registration preference will be given to individuals who have not previously attended 50 Families in the Field.)

Lodging: Shared dormitories (included in course fee)  Meals: All meals provided (included in course fee)
Transportation: Personal vehicle required for field trips  Hiking: Easy

Cost:  Members $575.00; Non-Members $605.00

For more information:  https://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/workshops/