Botany for beginners

Identify native flowering plants | 2 Mar - 16 Mar | 7 sessions

Join Dr Hilary Pearl for this fascinating workshop featuring four key plant families of the Sunshine Coast. Discover how to identify currently flowering plants. Peek into the various components of each plant using magnifying glasses.

Learn how to create dry plants with a miniature plant press made from cardboard, paper towel and plants for drying. Attendees receive a work sheet and tips on how to access the Queensland Herbarium services as well as a native plant to take home.

Free. Registration essential. All materials supplied. Ages 16 and over.

LibraryDate and Time Registration
KawanaSaturday 2 March, 10.00-11.30amRegister
MalenyMonday 4 March, 10.00-11.30amRegister
CoolumWednesday 6 March, 2.00-3.30pmRegister
BeerwahThursday 7 March, 10.00-11.30amRegister
NambourFriday 8 March, 10.00-11.30amRegister
CaloundraThursday 14 March, 10.00-11.30amRegister
MaroochydoreSaturday 16 March, 10.00-11.30amRegister

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Native Plants

Over 1600 individual flora and fungi species have been recorded within the Sunshine Coast's boundaries. Head here for more on how to preserve and protect native plants in your area.