Seeds and fruits of native plants come in a wide assortment of sizes and shapes, reflecting a variety of dispersal mechanisms. Discover the beauty and functionality of these nuggets of nature that hold the promise of future plant communities.
We’ll begin with a classroom presentation before taking to the field for a seed-collection exercise, followed by a demonstration and discussion at our nearby seed-processing facility. Dress appropriately to be outdoors and be prepared to be off trail on uneven terrain.
Directions: Severson Dells Nature Center - 8786 Montague Rd., Rockford, IL 61102 - From Bypass 20 south of Rockford, take the Montague Road exit. Turn southwest on Montague Road and continue approximately four miles, past Meridian Road, to the second left after passing Weldon Road.