Dr. Dan Pittillo will lead a two-part workshop on plant identification beginning at 10 a.m. on Aug. 6 at the Highlands Biological Station.
The morning session (10 a.m.-noon) will be a review of plant structure, then a picnic lunch (bring your own). At 1 p.m. participants will go to the gardens for identifications with Newcomb’s Guide, which participants should bring. This two-part exercise should put the participants into a comfortable use of identification keys.
Pittillo taught plant science at Western Carolina University for more than three decades, directing the WCU Herbarium from 1970 to his retirement in 2005. For many years he served as the fall color prognosticator for many local and regional publications.