Red Buttes Environmental Biology Laboratory Plant Walk, May 19, 2022
Abundant fresh water springs at UW’s RBEBL have supported years of fisheries research. Those same springs also support a varied and unusual flora! This walk will primarily explore the uplands where we’re most likely to find early-flowering species. We’ll also check out the edge of the wetlands, which will be soggy at this time of year. We recommend irrigation boots!
Arrive at the RBEBL parking lot by 6:30 pm, located 8 miles south of Laramie on Hwy 287 (immediately south of Leazenby Lake; there is no sign for the laboratory). At 6:30 sharp we will carpool and caravan to the NE gate of the facility. Parking is very limited at the gate, so ride sharing is essential.
Floristic Survey, June 5
Ever want to know what plant specimen collecting is all about? RM will be leading an all-day floristic survey at Hot Springs State Park, as part of the Wyoming Native Plant Society annual meeting. June 5 in Thermopolis.
Becoming familiar with plant family traits is the best way to boost your ability to identify and remember plants. Join the RM at the Wyoming BioBlitz for a 2-hour workshop covering five of our most commonly encountered families. Then you’ll be prepared to help with surveys the following day!