CULWELL LEADS MASTER NATURALISTS IN SATURDAY WORKSHOP
Seventeen members of the Central Arkansas Foothills Chapter of Master Naturalists met on Saturday, April 19, for their last formal Saturday class before completing their study requirements begun back in January (they will have completed course requirements involving the environment and its plants and animals). Saturday’s class dealt with many aspects of plants (herbs, woody plants, their flowers, fruits and seeds). Bob Verboon was the Master Naturalist in charge of the class as Culwell had students dissecting flowers and other plant parts noting their structures and functions. Afternoon time was spent learning how to use a plant key (Trees of Arkansas from the Forestry Commission) to identify trees; an outside walk to key out lawn trees and learn their features gave students welcome experience.
The class session, scheduled to be held at South Fork Nature Center, was held in the First Baptist Church fellowship hall in Clinton due to the extended rain potential forecast for all day.