The first two weeks of our Fundamentals of Medical Herbalism program are dedicated to field botany. We explore the many different environments around the Front Range, including some unique high-altitude plant communities such as those at Brainerd Lake (elevation 10,000′). In the Advanced Herbalism program, we also visit the Spring plant communities in different areas. On our field trips we learn how to identify plants with botanical keys and practice the botanical terminology. We do not harvest herbs from the wild in order to protect our sensitive environments.