Discover the Hidden Treasures in Your Forest Understory!
Join Nick Seaton to learn how to identify some common and uncommon forest understory plants. Nick will take a group, limited to 25, on a 3-hour hike through a forested property and discuss the interesting flora in the understory and some of the keys to identification. This program is organized by both the Beginning Forest Landowner Program and Southern Illinois Native Plant Society.
Nick is an Ecologist with the U.S. Forest Service (Shawnee NF) and President of the Southern Chapter of the Illinois Native Plant Society. He has a Bachelor of Science in Forestry and a Master of Science in Plant Biology from Southern Illinois University.
*Bring your own water and snacks. Consider bringing bug spray since this will be entirely in the field.
*This hike may involve walking on uneven terrain.
Location: We will park along Sulphur Springs Rd. at these coordinates 37.441412, -88.554567. Keep an eye out for green signs that say "Beginning Forest Landowner Program" to guide you to the correct location.