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February 2021

Online Program: The Vascular Flora of the Edwin S. George Reserve, Pinckney, Mchigan

February 15, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Free

Robyn J. Burnham gives an illustrated presentation of the updated flora of the University of Michigan’s E.S. George Reserve as compiled by her and botanist Michael Penskar during 2019-20. The George Reserve, located just west of Hell, Michigan, is a 1,270 acre area, enclosed by a high deer fence, that has been managed by the U-M since the 1930s. Added to previously known occurrences were more than 100 species; including ferns, orchids, grasses, sedges, and even trees. Robyn will discuss…

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March 2021

Online Program: Big Trees: How to Measure, Track, and Manage

March 15, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Free

March 15, 2021 Big Trees: How to Measure, Track, and Manage Ted Reuschel and Jacqueline Corteau The Michigan Botanical Club developed and maintains the Michigan Big Tree Register. In tonight's program, Big Tree Program Coordinator Ted Reuschel describes how trees are nominated, measured, and certified for entry in the Big Tree Register, and how the register data is kept up to date. He will explain the factors affecting growth and leading to potential big tree status, and hence where new…

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April 2021

Online Presentation – Ziibimijwang Farm:  Growing Indigenous Food Sovereignty

April 14, 2021 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Free

Ziibimijwang Farm is helping restore food sovereignty for the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians and other communities throughout the northern Great Lakes region. What opportunities and benefits are there for Native American Tribes and Communities in operating a sustainable, community-based farm?  What are the challenges associated with this approach and how can they be successfully managed?  How can collaboration with tribal and non-tribal institutions, such as the University of Michigan's Matthaei Botanical Gardens & Nichols Arboretum, help promote Ziibimijwang’s mission?…

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Lakeplain Wet Prairie Restoration at Sibley Prairie Nature Preserve

April 19, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Free

The Southeast Michigan Land Conservancy (SMLC) is in year five of restoring the remnant lakeplain wet prairie at its Sibley Prairie Nature Preserve-West Prairie site in Brownstown Township. This presentation highlights the rare plants and obligate species found at the site, the restoration partnership with The Nature Conservancy's Oak Openings program, what the future could look like for this globally unique habitat, and the challenges and benefits of working to protect this declining natural community within an urban setting. Julie…

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Michigan Botanical Club Presents: Lakeplain Wet Prairie Restoration at Sibley Prairie Nature Preserve

April 19, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Free

The Southeast Michigan Land Conservancy (SMLC) is in year five of restoring the remnant lakeplain wet prairie at its Sibley Prairie Nature Preserve - West Prairie site in Brownstown Township. This presentation highlights the rare plants and obligate species found at the site, the restoration partnership with The Nature Conservancy's Oak Openings program, and what the future could look like for this globally unique habitat; as well as the challenges and benefits of working to protect this declining natural community…

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May 2021

Meet the Authors: Passion for Peonies

May 25, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

Celebrate spring with the University of Michigan Press Great Lakes author event for May, co-hosted by Matthaei Botanical Gardens & Nichols Arboretum! We will be joined by David Michener and Robert Grese, editors of the book "Passion for Peonies: Celebrating the Culture and Conservation of Nichols Arboretum's Beloved Flower." Richly illustrated with hundreds of color photos, "Passion for Peonies" collects short essays that celebrate the story of the Nichols Arboretum Peony Garden as well as the rich social history of…

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June 2021

Community Read: Online Book Discussion – “The Home Place,” by J. Drew Lanham

June 28, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Free

We're very excited to bring you a discussion of J. Drew Lanham's The Home Place. National Geographic wrote that Lanham's book is a "lyrical story about the power of the wild  synthesizes J. Drew Lanham’s own family history, geography, nature, and race into a compelling argument for conservation and resilience.” Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum is partnering with the Ypsilanti District Library in a community read program featuring books that portray the intersection of race and the environment. Two titles have…

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October 2021

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

October 18, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Free

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, 2021 @ 7:10 pm - 8:30 pm
Free

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, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Free

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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