Grasses, how do you tell them apart?

Want to learn more about grasses? Craving skills at identifying the many and varied grasses that grow in our region? Like to learn new things and gather with folks with a shared interest in ecology and botany?

Well – here is a workshop that may be for you:

Grass Identification Workshop hosted by Illinois Native Plant Society

Saturday, September 24, 2016, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Illinois Natural History Survey’s Forbes Building, 1816 S. Oak Street, Champaign, IL

Join us to learn the basics of grass identification and terminology. The workshop will include both classroom and field instruction. No previous botanical experience is necessary. Bring water, your lunch, and a hand lens if you have one. Microscopes will be supplied during the classroom session. The grass family (Poaceae) is the 5th largest plant family in the world and 2nd largest in Illinois. Don’t ignore them any longer! Grasses are important as characteristic species of many habitats in Illinois. Registration required (limit 12): contact Paul Marcum (