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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

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

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

Lakeplain Wet Prairie Restoration at Sibley Prairie Nature Preserve

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

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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