NHANRS Winter Botany Workshop



Friday December 9, 2022 - 8:30 am to 4 pm


Presentation (am): SPNHF

54 Portsmouth Street, Concord, NH 03301



New Hampshire Assoc of Natural Resource Scientists (NHANRS) 


NHANRS Presents:

Winter Botany Workshop

Friday, December 9th, 2022

6.5 contact hours



This WINTER BOTANY workshop consists of a thorough review ofbotanical morphology during the winter, training in the use of a dicho-tomous key, hands-on experience in the classroom and in the field with alarge inventory of twigs from all the major botanical families found in theNortheast, and professional shortcuts to help students identify an unknownplant in winter.The morning classroom will be held at the SPNHF Conservation Centerconference room. The afternoon field trip covers a wide range ofelevations and habitats along the Merrimack River floodplain at theConservation Center that feature a wide variety of flora in a naturalenvironment. Workshop will include morning refreshments and lunch.Students should dress for a winter field trip in dry to moist environments.


Bill Kuriger, Ph.D., CWS, is an Environmental Scientist with W. E. KurigerAssociates and is a former President of NHANRS. He has taught winter botanyworkshops since 1996 for a number of organizations. Dr. Kuriger’s winterbotany workshops are unique in providing a wealth of specimens for students toexamine, key and take home.

REQUIRED TEXT FOR CLASS: William M. Harlow, Ph.D., Fruit Key & Twig Key to Trees & Shrubs, DoverPublications, Inc., www.doverpublications.com. Also available atwww.amazon.com. Order as early as possible. Bring to class.


Attendance for this class is limited to 48 registrants. 




8:30 AM  9:00 AM Registration

9:00 AM 10:00 AM Bill Kuriger: Introduction and overview of thewinter landscape including keycharacteristics of trees, shrubs,herbaceous and evergreen flora in winter.

10:00 AM 11:00 AM Bill Kuriger: Floral arrangements and twig morphology

11:00 AM 11:15 PM Break and questions

11:15 PM 12:00 PM Bill Kuriger: Use of dichotomous key with twig specimens

 12:00 PM 12:50 PM  Lunch and Questions

 12:50 PM 3:30 PM Bill Kuriger: Field trip to upland and wetlandhabitats with ID of trees, shrubs, vines,lianas, and groundcover plants 

3:30 PM 4:00 PM Bill Kuriger: Review and questions



Follow us on Facebook! Add your favorite nature photos, post updates on vernal pool activity and more!

NHANRS Facebook



Please make sure to complete all membership forms/payments (link below), if you are selecting the member rate for the conference. Payment for the conference must be received by December 8 in order to attend the event.

Use the button below to complete the registration form for the event.


Register Now!

If paying through PayPal, please complete the registration form, but use the PayPal link below!

Membership info and forms

Please note that to receive the member rate for the conference, membership dues for the 2022 calendar year must be received before attending the workshop.

NHANRS Winter Botany Workshop Registration
Join My Mailing List

New Hampshire Association of Natural Resource Scientists

PO Box 110

Concord, New Hampshire 03302-0110

 email: assistant@nhanrs.org