Designed for wetland professionals, landscapers, engineers, or anyone whose profession requires vegetation identification skills, this two-day field course will focus on both tidal and non-tidal wetland plant identification. Emphasis will be placed on key field characteristics of select vascular plant families. Instructor-led and group keying will teach the necessary skills for field identification of wetland indicator species as class participants visit a variety of wetland habitats on the Eastern Shore.
Instructor: Leslie Hunter Cario - As the principal of Chesapeake Horticultural Services, LLC, Leslie Hunter Cario serves as an independent consultant to non-profit organizations, nurseries, and landscape operations. With a focus on native plants and conservation landscaping, this horticultural work encompasses production planning, research, nutrient management, and training. Involved with the native plant industry since 1997, Leslie’s previous experience includes directing Environmental Concern’s native plant nursery as well as collecting seeds and growing plants for a major seed supplier. She is a Certified Professional Horticulturist.