Join Liz Makings, collections manager of the Arizona State University Vascular Plant Herbarium, for a field workshop focused on the annual plants of the Sonoran Desert. Liz will explain the details of some important desert flowers with the help of a hand lens (strongly recommended) and guide participants in the basics of recognizable field characters and plant identification.
This winter’s been great for precipitation! We’re hoping that this year the group will be dazzled with a rare desert bloom. Even without the bloom, there are always natural wonders to explore.
This full-day exploration at the Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area will cover easy to moderate terrain. We will depart NHI at 8AM and will be back by 6PM.
Cost of the excursion is $75. Transportation to and from the site is available for an additional $10.
Space is limited. No dogs or other pets are allowed on this trip.
Liz Makings is a botanist interested in plant biogeography, conservation, and taxonomy. Makings is the collections manager of the Arizona State University Vascular Plant Herbarium and an administrator for the Southwest Environmental Information Network. She is an active member of the ASU botanical community and teaches Arizona Flora, Grasses of Arizona, and Sonoran Desert Field Botany at ASU.