This fall field day will demonstrate how to collect and document native seeds for the Oklahoma Native Seed Library, a new biodiversity preservation project of the Oklahoma Natural Areas Registry. Participants will collect and seeds from a variety of native plants, but the fall timing of this workshop is to facilitate the collection of tallgrass prairie grass seeds ripening late in the growing season.
We will have collecting supplies such as paper bags and envelopes, markers, pencils, and data sheets. We will have a some tools, but encourage you to bring your own if you have them, such as gloves and hand pruners or utility scissors.
Saturday, September 15, 2018 – 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Picnic lunch provided. Bring a lawn chair or blanket.
Expect to walk at a leisurely pace for a couple miles on trails through property. Not difficult, but ground will be uneven. Long pants and sturdy shoes recommended.
Prairie Crossroads Registered Natural Area is a privately owned, biologically diverse track of 95 acres in southern Osage County. Tallgrass prairie dominated by big bluestem covers the rocky upland. In the valleys, oaks and hickory rise above a diveristy of shrubby understory and mossy, lichen covered rock outcrops.
Registration is Required. Space is limited. Maps and directions will be provided to all registrants. Registration will open this summer.
Field day is subject to postponement due to inclement weather. Registrants will be notified by email or phone if rescheduling is required.
Accommodations on the basis of disability are available by contacting Priscilla Crawford by September 7th at the Oklahoma Biological Survey (405-325-7658; firstname.lastname@example.org).