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Winter Woody Plant Identification (event link)
March 18, 2020, 9am – 4pm
Location: Classroom portion will be at Chippewa Nature Center, 400 S. Badour Rd., Midland, MI 48640; Field portion will be on various trails on Chippewa Nature Center property in Midland, MI
Instructors: Martha Holzheuer and Bryana Guevara
Cost: $100 (MWA members), $125 (non-members)
Class Description: A one-day class focusing on identification of woody wetland and upland plant species based upon winter appearance. Instruction will be through introductory classroom lecture, in-depth field instruction, and indoor practice and review with collected specimens. The field portion of the class will examine woody plants in a variety of wetland habitats at the Chippewa Nature Center. Participants will be responsible for lunch and lodging, if needed. Several lodging options are available in the Midland area. This is a winter field course, and participants should be prepared for varying field and weather conditions (rain gear, base layers, gloves, waterproof knee-high winter boots, etc.). All class attendees are encouraged to bring a hand lens (10x), write-in-the-rain notebook, pencil, and plant identification books. Other helpful tools include binoculars, pocket–knife, camera, zip-lock bags, and/or clipboard.