Ferns: Learn and Sketch (in-person, outside)

Ferns: Learn and Sketch (in-person, outside)

Date(s) - May 14, 2022
10:00 am - 12:00 pm


Ferns and horsetails produce spores instead of seeds. An ancient division of vascular plants, these pteridophytes were around along with dinosaurs, about 359 million years ago. We will take a brief hike to photograph fern fronds and exquisite equisetums, learning about their taxonomy, anatomy, and life cycle.  After the walk we will return to the Stevens Pavilion to sketch and discuss our discoveries. Labeled samples will be available for close study.

About the instructor: Ruth Williams is a consulting arborist and plant enthusiast with degrees in Horticulture and Landscape Architecture from UC Davis. She has been drawing and painting plants for 17 years. She teaches botanical illustration and plant identification classes at Hoyt.

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If you qualify for an Oregon income assistance program, please email nina@hoytarboretum.org for details about further discounted program rates. 

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Masks are optional for programs.  If you are feeling any COVID-19 symptoms, please stay safe and stay home.


Bookings are closed for this event.

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