Dec 13 2015 plant ID field trip to Savage-Christmas Creek
What: In-the-field Plant ID Workshop
Where: Savage-Christmas Creek
When: Saturday, December 13
For December, we thought it might be fun to practice and learn how to use dichotomous keys (such as Wunderlin and Hansen’s Guide to the Vascular Plants of Florida) to determine the identity of plants in the field rather than inside at tables. So we decided to combine this useful type of workshop with a field trip to a local natural area — Savage-Christmas Creek preserve, a 1134-acre preserve located in the St. Johns River Basin watershed and one of Orange County’s environmentally sensitive lands. Former Tarflower Chapter President Rick Ehle will join us to help with identifying plants!
Here are a few resources you may wish to download before the field trip:
- Savage-Christmas Creek map (PDF)
- Savage-Christmas Creek plant list (PDF)
- Savage-Christmas Creek natural communities map (JPG)
- Liatris of North Florida (Excel file)
- Liatris of Central and South Florida (Excel file)
- Liatris Illustrations (Excel file)
We will meet at 9:30 a.m. at the Burger King at East Colonial (SR 50) and Alafaya Trail to carpool OR meet at the site at 10 a.m. Bring a lunch, sunscreen and a hat. It will be best to carpool and not take too many vehicles onto the site.
For more details and a list of what you'll need to bring, see the December Tarpaper.