Grasses, Extraordinary Wild Grasses, author Iralee Barnard • Saline County
Tuesday, Nov 11th, 2014 @ 7pm
First Christian Church • 2727 E Crawford • Salina, KS • Map
Grasses are notoriously difficult to identify according to author Iralee Barnard. Through this book, Field Guide of the Common Grasses of Oklahoma, Kansas, and Nebraska, she says she simply wants to share the beauty of grasses with others and encourage those who may be apprehensive about grass study. To fill the need for an easily understood, up-to-date grass field guide, Barnard has chosen photography to show the grass details that are most helpful in recognizing each grass species. Each grass description includes habitat info, economic and ecological importance which should be helpful to prairie restoration projects, naturalists, homeowners, ranchers, and leaders of youth groups. The last grass book for Kansas was printed in 1936.
Iralee Barnard is a retired botanist who worked with the National Park Service at the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve in Chase County, Kansas, establishing and managing photopoint vegetation monitoring, conducting plant surveys, preparing and curating plant voucher specimens, and mapping rare and invasive plant species. While Extension Research Botanist and Interim Herbarium Director at Kansas State University, her work involved providing identification of plant specimens received from 105 county agents across the state, as well as development of botanical educational programs and materials.
Contact: Mary Shaffer firstname.lastname@example.org 785-826-5661
Sponsor: Saline County Horticulture Club
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