Date(s) - October 14, 2019
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
4000 SW Fairview Blvd
Portland, OR 97221
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 workshop, we will discuss the basic parts and morphological features of ferns, introduce the fern life-cycle, and highlight several of the common ferns of the Pacific Northwest and present at the Arboretum. We will then take a short walk in the arboretum and show how to identify them in the field. Be prepared for the weather with good walking shoes, raingear, etc.
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.