Cancelled - Central Valley CDS Chapter Presents:
Plants in Your Pasture - Safe or Toxic?
Unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances, we have to cancel this event. We hope to hold this event next year because of the valuable information Reagen can provide us about the plants growing in our pastures. In the meantime please utilize this free UC Davis resource if you have any immediate plant questions: https://alfalfa.ucdavis.edu/-files/pdf/LivestockPoisoningPlantsNov2010.pdf
Have you ever wondered what types of plants are growing in your pastures or if they are safe for your horses? Reagen O’Leary, our activities coordinator, is presenting at our second annual plant talk! Reagen along with one of her botany friends from the California Native Plant Society’s Sequoia Chapter, will share with attendees:
What local plants are toxic to horses.
How horses can change the plant composition in your pastures.
What plants are growing on-site.
Identification of plants you bring from your own pastures.
When: Saturday, April 9th from 10:00am-12:00pm
Where: J Bar L Arena, 10890 N. Armstrong Ave., Clovis CA 93619
What to bring: Your own plant specimen(s) (optional- see more information below). If you would like to sit during the talk please bring your own chair. We will be walking around the facility exploring the vegetation so please wear good walking shoes/boots.
How to RSVP: Fill out the Google form https://forms.gle/Ws9RPaQ8NYxHepWg7
Who to contact: If you have any plant questions before class, please email Reagen at firstname.lastname@example.org
To submit plants for identification during the class, please collect specimens within a week from the class date, place each individual type of plant in its own resealable bag and keep cool until class (place bagged plants in your refrigerator if you collect the plants any other day than the morning of the class). The goal is to keep the specimens from developing mold or getting hot and mushy.
WARNING: Please do not collect stinging nettle (Urtica urens) at least with your bare hands, see photo below. This little plant can provide a stinging punch that can last up to an hour and leave an unpleasant skin rash. It tends to grow in shady areas in pastures and wild landscapes.
Want to know more about the botanists? View the document below!
Please RSVP if you plan on attending: