Take a Walk in the Woods and Learn about Your Forests in Northwest Montana

Saturday, May 12, 2018, Trumbull Creek Educational Forest, Columbia Falls, MT

May 12th, 2018 for families and May 7 thru May 11th, 2018 for 5th graders

Plant Identification Station

Scientists need to be able to communicate clearly when discussing plants. For this reason, they have developed a system of classifying plants. Scientists have a way of giving each plant a scientific name using two words. For example, scientists have named the plant we call the glacier lily, Erythronium grandiflorum.

plant-identificationAt the Forestry Expo, you will have a chance to use a plant key to identify some plants found in this area. You will learn about plant parts as you use their traits to identify plants.