Indian pink, just one part of Louisiana's rich plant biodiversity.

Indian pink, Spigelia marilandica, is just one part of Louisiana’s rich plant biodiversity revealed to us by Dr. Charles Allen.

Dr. Allen's Plant Identification workshop in Kisatchie National forest was entertaining and informative. C. Paxton image and copyright.

Dr. Allen’s Plant Identification workshop in Kisatchie National forest was entertaining and informative. C. Paxton image and copyright.

I enjoyed our Louisiana Master Naturalists Northeast Plants class with Dr. Charles Allen so much that I thought I’d blog his forthcoming events information here to spread the word.

Dr. Allen says “In Louisiana, the big event this week is the Cajun Prairie Meeting in Eunice on Sat May 12.

Check out the details http://www.cajunprairie.org/

 

 

Dr. Allen’s plant identification classes:

Tuesday May 15, on Graminoids.  graminoid class

“What on Earth’s a Graminoid?”, you might ask, as I did, and was informed that they are plants with grass-like morphology, the grasses, sedges and rushes. A massively important group of plants.

I’ve just learned that the Sat May 19th Plant Identification class at the Woodlands Conservancy in Belle Chase on  belle Chasse spring

and the Sunday May 20th  half day Edible Plants Workshop   edible belle chase  have been cancelled, but no doubt will be repeated at some stage because they’re popular courses.

The final one until the fall will be in Tylertown, Mississippi on Sat May 26th.

MS PLant ID Class Form

Dr. Charles Allen with students in the field.

Dr. Charles Allen with students in the field on a Plant identification course. Click here for detail.

 

For the Event Calendar Louisiana Nature see the attached events, lana

Please note that these fixtures are subject to possible change, please see Dr. Allen’s website http://www.nativeventures.net/ for the latest information on his courses and also eco-holidays at Allen Acres bed and breakfast and explore the biodiverse Kisatchie National Forest.