Wetland and Adjacent Upland Plant Identification Workshop
When: June 19-21, 2019
Where: Northern Indiana
Instructor: Scott Namestnik
Orbis Environmental Consulting botanist Scott Namestnik is leading a three-day plant identification workshop in Northern Indiana on June 19-21, 2019, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM EDT each day. The focus of the workshop will be plants found in wetlands and adjacent uplands.
The workshop will be loosely based in South Bend, Indiana, but will take place entirely in the field at sites in North Liberty, Walkerton, and Michigan City, Indiana. We will visit various wetland and upland habitats, including flatwoods, fen, sedge meadow, swamp forest, emergent marsh, mitigation wetland, mesic prairie, and successional woods.
Lunches are included in the workshop fee. A field notebook will be provided to each participant.
Participants should dress for wet/muddy field conditions and bring:
- Hand lens
- Small ruler
- Plenty of water
- Sunscreen and insect repellent
- Stool or folding chair (optional)
- Field guide(s) of choice (optional)
$599 before April 26
$649 on or after April 26
Space is limited to 20 participants.
contact Scott Namestnik at email@example.com or (574) 303-7758.
Here’s what others have said about our workshops.
“Really enjoyed the instructor and the fact that he made a daunting topic manageable!”
“Instructor had vast knowledge of the subject and was able to communicate very effectively ways to identify plants to those with less experience as well to those with more experience. I also appreciated being able to collect samples for future reference. Very helpful! Overall really enjoyed the class and would definitely participate in another offered by Orbis.”
Scott Namestnik – Scott has 20 years of experience managing projects and conducting floristic inventories, quantitative flora surveys, plant community mapping, invasive species surveys and mapping, and plant species of concern surveys and mapping. He is experienced with setting up and conducting mitigation wetland monitoring projects and has conducted numerous aquatic plant surveys.
Another aspect of Scott’s services is providing plant identification training workshops. In addition to his experience focused on the flora, Scott conducts wetland delineations and other site assessments and participates in avian and other wildlife surveys.
Scott prepares natural area management plans and provides other technical writing services. He is recognized for his expertise in Midwestern/Great Lakes terrestrial and aquatic vascular plants, and his written work on the flora has appeared in several peer-reviewed journals including The Michigan Botanist, The Great Lakes Botanist, Phytoneuron, Proceedings of the Indiana Academy of Science, and Rhodora. Scott has presented research on various topics at numerous conferences.
He currently serves as a board member for NatureCITE, Indiana Native Plant Society (North Chapter) and South Bend-Elkhart Audubon Society, is on the advisory council for Shirley Heinze Land Trust and the planning committee for the Indiana Dunes Birding Festival, and is active with the Indiana Native Plant Society (Journal Team Leader) and the Indiana Academy of Science (member of the Biodiversity and Natural Areas Committee and previously Vice-chair and Chair of the Plant Systematics and Biodiversity section).