Kelly Hamill tries to detect the faint aroma of vanilla found in the bark of a mature ponderosa pine during a class for teachers at the Dishman Hills Natural Area on Tuesday. Hamill was among the elementary schoolteachers taking a class about how to use the popular park for educational purposes.
Chokecherries were among the plants talked about during the session.
Jesse Tinsley photo
Writer and historian Jack Nisbet, center, stands next to a mature ponderosa pine, right, and talks with schoolteachers about the plants found at the Dishman Hills Natural Area.