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Last update: March 30, 2014
2015 Native Plant Society Field Trips and other events

May 30  Brule bog and Germann Rd. fire area near Brule WI
            (fire burned 7000 acres two years ago)
            Colleen Matula, botanist

June 6  Wildcat Falls west of Watersmeet MI.  Uplands, aquatics, beaver pond.
             Rod Sharka and Steve Garske, botanists

June 14 (Sunday)   Penokee Range near Upson WI
                12:30 start time.
               Zach Wilson, botanist

June 27 Copper Falls State Park  Mellen WI
            Pam Roberts and Steve Garske, botanists 

July 26 (Sunday) Indian Lake near Sugar Camp WI
            Focus on aquatic vegetation.  Indian Lake is a c
lear lake with lots of neat                plants and a carry-in landing.  Paddle, wade, snorkel.  Full or partial day                 on the lake. 
             Quita Sheehan, botanist

August 1  Lightfoot Bay (part of Huron Bay) near Skanee MI
Explore for native plants in this diverse wetland by both foot and                             watercraft.
            Adrienne Bozic, botanist

August 8  Silver Mountain and Sturgeon Falls south of Alston MI
               Plants, rugged scenery, bats, geology

               Ian Shackleford
, botanist; Doug Welker, geologist

August 23 (Sunday)  Presque Isle river mouth and shoreline 
               Porcupine Mtns. Wilderness State Park, north of Bessemer MI

               Sue Trull
, botanist

In the planning process: Route of proposed Marquette County Road 595, north of Humboldt MI
Keep checking back.  Other trips are possible!

Other events of interest:

May 30 and Aug 22 Ian Shackleford is leading river cleanups on the Montreal River in Ironwood, MI.  Contact Ian for

June 4 at the Ottawa Visitor Center (Watersmeet, MI) a program on moths and butterflies.  Call (906) 358-4724 closer to the date for info.

June 5-6  Ottawa National Forest Breeding Bird Census at Camp Nesbit, Sidnaw, MI.  Join other birders to count birds to help the forest plan for birds as habitats change.  Both intermediate and expert birders needed.  Food and accommodations provided.  For info contact Joanne Thurber

Check in with the Gratiot Lake Conservancy for some very cool workshops near the tip of the Keweenaw (MI) this summer.

September 26  National Public Lands Day - Watch for volunteer events on your local public lands

Aug 22-23, 2015 Aquatic Plant Workshop, Keweenaw Peninsula, MI 

The Gratiot Lake Conservancy is sponsoring a two-day Aquatic Plant Identification Workshop in the Eagle Harbor area of the Kenweenaw Peninsula.  The course is being taught by well-known botanist, and MBC member, Janet Marr.  A course description and registration information can be found at the GLC website  along with a listing of several additional GLC summer course offerings. 

Michigan Botanical Club
Possible event on the Keweenaw Peninsula this summer.
Keep checking at

Botany Workshops on Isle Royale
Check this link.