Date(s) - 06.23.2023 - 06.24.2023
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
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W.K. Kellogg Bird Sanctuary
Note: The Sedge ID class has been canceled due to low enrollment.
Why should wildflowers have all the fun? Join former KBSer and current Botanist with MSU’s Michigan Natural Features Inventory, Tyler Bassett Ph.D, and Botanist at Orbis Environmental Consulting Bradford Slaughter for sedge identification.
Sedges are found in a wide variety of habitats on all continents except Antarctica, but even experienced field biologists often struggle with identification.
Explore field sites within Kalamazoo and Barry Counties for an up-close look at species while learning from Bassett and Slaughter how to distinguish among similar families and the identification of “hard-to-identify” species found in southwest Michigan. You will also have the opportunity to examine specimens in a laboratory setting.
After this two-day course, you’ll leave understanding the fundamental morphological traits used to differentiate grasses, sedges, and rushes, while developing the skills to identify many common species of sedges in our region.
Time and Dates: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday, June 23, 2023, and Saturday, June 24, 2023.
Course Fee: $200 (Bird Sanctuary members),$250 (non-members)
Not a member yet? Join today!
Registration is required by June 18, 2023. The class size is limited to 25 participants