Get keyed into the life of plants and become familiarized with plant taxonomy and ecology. We will learn how to use a plant identification key (i.e., dichotomous key) to set you up for identifying the many plants that call Michigan home. The focus is to provide a hands-on field experience, along with a lecture format to introduce folks to the plants that make up our forests, wetlands prairies and more.
What past participants enjoyed about the course.
“The variety of instructors with specialized background was useful and made each class unique.”
“Learning the special features of the plants and interesting back stories of how plants have been used in history.”
“All the field trips! I liked that the courses were planned, but they also had plenty of flexibility for questions and specific interests.”
Audience: Anyone who wants to improve their native plant ID skills!
Course Fee: $160 for Sanctuary Members, $180 for Non-Members
For questions concerning registration, please call (269) 671-2510 or email email@example.com
Space is limited to 20 people and space will fill up quickly!
Field Botany Course Schedule 2020
We hope to see you in the field!
|Week||Dates||Topic||Type of instruction||Location|
|Week 1||August 5||Basic Botanical Terminology||Lecture w/ Danielle Zoellner Ph.D., Kellogg Biological Station||W.K. Kellogg Bird Sanctuary Spruce Lodge|
|Week 2||August 12||Forest Species||Field Trip w/ Shawn Kelly, Natural Resources Conservation Service||W.K. Kellogg Forest|
|Week 3||August 19||The History and Distribution of Michigan's Native Plant Communities||Lecture w/ Tyler Bassett Ph.D., Michigan Natural Features Inventory||W.K. Kellogg Bird Sanctuary Spruce Lodge|
|Week 4||August 26||Wetland Plants of the Midwest||Field Trip w/ Danielle Zoellner Ph.D., Kellogg Biological Station||Pierce Cedar Creek Institute|
|Week 5||September 2||Prairies and Savannas of Michigan||Field Trip w/ Tyler Bassett Ph.D., Michigan Natural Features Inventory||Chipman Preserve (Southwest Michigan Land Conservancy)|
|Week 6||September 9||Aquatic Plants||Field Trip w/ Erik Elgin, MSU Extension||Lux Arbor Reserve|