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Practice Plant ID At Paynetown SRA
Updated June 17, 2015 8:48 AM
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(PAYNETOWN) - Learn to identify flowering plants using a field guide during three Flora Field Days this summer at Paynetown State Recreation Area on Monroe Lake.

Naturalist Jill Vance will lead the field days, which are June 28, July 26 and Aug. 30. Each field day runs from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.

According to Vance, identifying flowering plants with a field guide is much more useful than trying to memorize individual plants.

"Using a field guide isn't hard," Vance said. "But you do need to practice."

No registration is required. Participants should meet in the overflow parking area at Paynetown SRA, which is on the right after passing the entrance gatehouse.

Beginners are welcome, as are experienced people looking for a practice opportunity.

Participants should bring bug spray, a notebook and pencil, a hat and sunglasses. If you have a copy of "Newcomb's Wildflower Guide," bring that, too. Vance also will have copies available for people to use.

For more information, email, or call (812) 837-9967.

There is an entrance fee of $7 per in-state vehicle or $9 per out-of-state vehicle.

Paynetown SRA on Monroe Lake ( is at 4850 South State Road 446, Bloomington, 47401.

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