Flora and Natural Communities of Southern Michigan

This class will meet monthly to learn about the plants of southeast Michigan, focusing on local examples in Oakland Township. We will learn about the basics of plant anatomy and morphology, winter woody plant identification, identifying common plant families, and natural communities of Michigan. All adults 16+ are welcome, no plant experience necessary. Meet at the Paint Creek Cider Mill one evening per month (two in February), 6:30-8:30 pm. Includes fields trips to locations within a 5 minute drive. Course continues through the summer! Course dates and tentative topics listed below. Call 248-651-7810 to register.

Feb 9: Jesse Lincoln, Ecological Surveys of Southern Michigan (free)
Feb 23: Fire dependent plant communities (free)

Registration required for March – June classes
March 23: Winter woody plant ID and family overview
April 27: Spring wildflowers
May 25: Early summer blooms
June 22: Grasses, sedges, and rushes

Max registration is 15 people. $20 for township residents, $35 for non-residents. First two classes are free. Sign up by March 16 , 2017 for the March, April, May, and June classes.

Event Address: 
Paint Creek Cider Mill 4480 Orion Rd. Rochester, MI 48306
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Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 6:30pm
Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 6:30pm
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Fee Required - See Website
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Benjamin VanderWeide
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