August 6: GoBotany Walk


On August 6, Wayland Walks will offer a GoBotany Walk from 2:30 – 4 pm.

Imagine being able to identify and learn about all the New England plants in the field using an innovative set of tools on your iPad or smartphone. That is the vision of Go Botany, New England Wild Flower Society’s definitive on-line Flora of New England, funded by the National Science Foundation.

Elizabeth Farnsworth, Senior Research Ecologist at the Society, will introduce this richly illustrated interactive key to over 3,500 native and naturalized plants of our region; a linked dichotomous key for more experienced botanists; and PlantShare, where plant enthusiasts, teachers, and students can share discoveries, and develop collaborative checklists for sites. Go Botany is a great resource for anyone fascinated with plants.

Join us on Tuesday, August 6 at 2:30 PM. Bring your favorite portable device, and we’ll hit the trail and identify some plants in the field! We will meet at the Church of the Holy Spirit, 169 Rice Road, Wayland, and from there we will explore the woods behind the church and the trail to Turkey Hill Conservation Area.

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