Tue, Jul 12|
Walk with an Eco-Ologist: Wild Ethnobotany
Take a walk on the wild side with an ecologist focused on wild ethnobotany (wild edibles and medicines)
Time & Location
Jul 12, 2022, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Hiawatha, 120 Boyson Rd, Hiawatha, IA 52233, USA
About the Event
Join us on the second Tuesday of each month as we Walk with an Eco-Ologist at Prairiewoods (120 East Boyson Road in Hiawatha)! Each program will give you the opportunity to learn from a local ‘ologist and dive deeper into specific topics within the field of ecology. Come prepared to walk our trails and, depending on the topic, get a little dirty to get better acquainted with some of our plant and animal kin. We are excited to offer seven programs starting in April on the following topics: raptology (birds of prey), agronomy (farming), lepidopterology (butterflies and moths), wild ethnobotany (wild edibles and medicines), ornithology (birds), entomology (bugs) and dendrology (trees).
In July, join Mandy Dickerson of Backyard Abundance and herbalist at Plantchanters Garden on a joyful ramble along the trail and sunny edges. Get to know some of the remarkable plant allies we have in our bioregion and discover how their phytochemical potency has been recognized and interwoven into diverse traditions as flavor and medicine.
If you have binoculars, a camera with zoom or a butterfly net, feel free to bring them. The cost is $20 per session, and registration is required.
SPONSORS AND PARTNERS
This class was developed in collaboration with many community partners using grant funding from the Johnson County Community Foundation and the Roy A. Hunt Foundation. It would not be possible without these sponsors and supporters. Please frequent these generous organizations to thank them for donations of time, materials and funds.