A Botany–Focused Plant Walk

Date: May 4, 2011

Teacher Name and Titles: Lydia Daugherty

Daugherty, Lydia

As you drive into the park the road is curvy and there’s a small, 8 space parking lot on the left, and then the road curves hard to the right and you come to a very large building and parking lot. Meet at the “Maple seed” sculpture to the right.

Location: Silverwood Park in Saint Anthony, 2500 County Rd. E, St. Anthony, MN 55421
www.threeriversparks.org/parks/silverwood-park.aspx

Lydia Daugherty spent her summers in the woods of Minnesota and northern New Mexico not realizing the huge wealth of plants around her. However, this lead to pursuing a degree in Fisheries & Wildlife Management from the University of Minnesota and working as a Naturalist at Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden for a number of seasons. Motherhood lead to a job as a childbirth educator, but through all of that she’s been a member of the NCHG—including a position on the board before the birth of her third child. Gardening and enjoying the out of doors continues to be a love, and Lydia looks forward to sharing her knowledge with the Guild members.