On this naturalist walk through the gardens, participants will explore and demystify many facets of scientific nomenclature in a manner that is entertaining and empowering for those seeking a closer relationship with the natural world. Latin and Greek word roots will reveal how color, form, texture, region, and even people show up in both common and scientific names. Lessons will be offered in a fun, non-intimidating way. Extensive handouts will be provided so that you can continue your new journey well after the class ends.
The event is rain or shine, so bring rain gear/umbrella.
Kranyik is the BGA Garden Manager, Horticulture Chairman, and a self-taught naturalist and nature photographer. He has been with the gardens since 1999. He has botanized widely in the region and is co-author of “The flora of Dupont State Forest, NC.” He is a member of the Cloud Appreciation Society and is a Blue Ridge Parkway “Junior Ranger.”
Participants must pre-register and pre-pay for classes by calling 828-252-5190. Cost for the workshop is $15 for BGA members, $20 for non-members. All proceeds benefit the Gardens.
Visit www.ashevillebotanicalgardens.org for more.