Fantastic Ferns

Fantastic Ferns

Date(s) - May 27, 2020
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


Ferns are vascular plants that have been around as a major plant group since the time of the dinosaurs! They reproduce by spores (not flowers) and have lots of other cool, interesting features. In this online mini-lecture, we will discuss the basic parts and morphological features of ferns, introduce the basic fern life-cycle, and highlight the ferns that are present in natural areas at the Arboretum, and how to identify them!

About the instructor: Dr. Mandy Tu is the Plant Taxonomist & Herbarium Curator at the Hoyt Arboretum. In this position, she is responsible for collecting voucher specimens and verifying the identity of the trees within the arboretum and is often asked to identify plants by natural area managers in the Portland region. She has a B.S. in Botany from the University of Washington and a Ph.D. in Plant Biology from the University of California at Davis. Mandy has taught many plant identification courses and workshops for botanical professionals and plant enthusiasts.

Sign up below to be added to the registration list. Instructions and the link to the Zoom meeting will be sent out to attendees before the workshop time.

Tickets are on a sliding scale. You can choose what price to pay. All tickets are final, refunds will not be able to be made at this time. 


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