Conservancy to hold Keweenaw botany workshop May 29-30
GRATIOT LAKE -- What IS that plant? The Gratiot Lake Conservancy is sponsoring a
two-day botany workshop from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 29, and Sunday, May
30, in the Eagle Harbor and Gratiot Lake areas of the plant-rich Keweenaw Peninsula.
Botanist Janet Marr, who has studied native plants of the area, will teach the
|Can you identify this spring flower? The May 29-30
Gratiot Lake Conservancy botany workshop, taught by botanist Janet Marr,
is open to anyone interested in learning how to identify local native plants
such as this one. (Photo © 2004 and courtesy Thomas G. Barnes @ USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database.)
This local flora class is open to any one interested in learning how to identify local native plants. The workshop will be taught at a beginning/intermediate level, and activities will take place both inside the classroom and outside where plants are growing in their natural habitats.
What will you learn in this workshop? Discover what a dichotomous key is and why it's so useful in identifying those puzzling "what IS that plant" plants! Use a hand lens and dissecting microscope to get up close and personal with flower and other plant parts that are important in plant identification. Learn plant collecting techniques and how to prepare an herbarium plant specimen complete with informational label. Make a plant collecting book to take home with you!
Space is limited and advance enrollment is required. The workshop fee is $70 ($55 for Gratiot Lake Conservancy members.) For further information or
registration contact the Gratiot Lake Conservancy at firstname.lastname@example.org
or P.O. Box 310, Mohawk, MI 49950 or call 906-337-5529.
enrollment form (in pdf format) visit the Gratiot
Lake Conservancy Web site. (Scroll down to page 2 of the flyer.)
For information about the Gratiot Lake Conservancy, visit the home page of their recently
updated Web site.
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