Wildflowers of Denali
Each summer, Denali blooms in a vibrant tapestry of wildflowers. Join University of Alaska Fairbanks ethnobotany instructor Lisa Strecker for an exploration of these beautiful mountainside colors. While hiking the hillsides, we will learn how to identify plants by sight and with field guides. We will also investigate how subarctic flora adapt to extreme latitude and high elevation, and how global change affects these plants and their habitats. In addition, we will address the relationships between selected plants and people from different cultures in the circumpolar North. This course is an introductory course to Denali’s wildflowers and other plants.