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October 2021

What’s in Our Watershed? An online program with Michigan Botanical Club, Huron Valley Chapter

October 18 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Huron River Watershed Council has been conducting volunteer-led botanical and ecological assessments of privately owned natural areas throughout the watershed since 2008.  Come and hear from HRWC's Kris Olsson and Kate Laramie about what we’ve found and how citizen science can lead to protection of important ecosystems. Kris Olsson, HRWC Watershed Ecologists, specializes in natural areas assessment, GIS analysis, landscape ecology, and code and ordinance development. Kris earned two Masters of Science (resource ecology, natural resource policy) degrees at the…

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Birding Ecuador with Ben Lucking, a Zoom program from Washtenaw Audubon Society

October 20 @ 7:10 pm - 8:30 pm

Join ace birder Ben Lucking for a trip to Ecuador, a bird-rich country with diverse ecosystems. Ecuador has 1600 bird species and has more biodiversity per square kilometer than any country in the world. Ben found over 500 species, most of them lifers, during his recent trip. (A "lifer" is a bird that is seen and positively identified for the very first time by a birder.) His program will include many excellent photos. Ben was born in England but has…

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November 2021

An Expedition to the Uttermost Part of the Earth: The Flora and Vegetation of Isla de los Estados, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina. An online program with Michigan Botanical Club, Huron Valley Chapter

November 15 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Tierra del Fuego is surely the jumping-off place in this World—the land where Captain Robert FitzRoy, commander of the Beagle (with 22 yr. old Charles Darwin aboard) maneuvered the treacherous waters of the South Atlantic near Cape Horn to return a young Fuegian native (Jemmy Button) to his native Yaghan tribe in December 1852. This land became the subject of a botanical expedition—to participate in a biological inventory of Isla de los Estados, an islanding forming the southernmost tip of…

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