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Spring Wildflowers workshop and walk

May 2 @ 5:00 pm

Wild columbine blooms vivid red and yellow at Bartholomew's Cobble in Sheffield.
Photo by Kate Abbott

In this two-part class, botanist Ted Elliman will focus on the wildflowers that grow in Berkshire County’s spring woods.

The evening program on Thursday, May 2, at 5 p.m. on Zoom, will present an overview of native wildflowers found in several kinds of forest communities in the Berkshires, with a focus on their identification and habitats.

The Saturday, May 4 walk, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., will come through in woodlands notable for the beauty and variety of their spring flowers. There will be a BBG van option for up to 10 people on Saturday, May 4, departing at 10 a.m. and returning at 2 p.m. Please bring lunch to enjoy in the field.

Ted Elliman worked for many years for Native Plant Trust as a staff botanist, invasive species program manager and instructor of botany, ecology and conservation classes. His book, “The Wildflowers of New England,” an identification guide to much of the region’s native flora, was published in 2016 by Timber Press.

Ted founded and directed an environmental education and wilderness adventure center in the Berkshires, and he periodically leads natural history tours to southwest China, where he worked for two years as a teacher and forest ecologist.

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Date:
May 2
Time:
5:00 pm
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Berkshire Botanical Garden
5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA
413.298.3926

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