The Methow Conservancy’s 10th annual conservation course, “Botany — The Basics & Beyond,” will be held Monday evenings for six weeks beginning Feb. 10. Classes are at the Twisp River Pub from 6-8:30 p.m.; an optional dinner is served from 5:30-6 p.m.

Class study will include the use of plant games, as well as dissecting microscopes and hand-lenses to look at pressed plants and horticulturally grown flowers. The course includes two field trips after the end of the evening classes to see flowering native plants in springtime. It is designed for both the novice and the experienced naturalist.

Tuition is $165. Need-based scholarships, in the form of a reduced or waived fee, are available to a limited number of people who are able to help with the course. The course fills every year so early registration is advised. Call 996-2870 or email for information or to register.