An intensive two-day field-oriented class covering the identification of wetland shrubs. Shrubs are so important in wetlands that three formal wet shrub community types are recognized for Michigan: “Northern Shrub Thicket,” “Inundated Shrub Swamp,” and Southern Shrub-carr. They are also important elements in fens, bogs, swamps, and various types of mashes and wet prairies. Because of their role as dominants and subdominants in so many communities, it is important to be able to recognize shrubs in vegetative condition. This course will focus on the important wetland shrubs, with some emphasis given to more difficult genera like Salix, Cornus, Viburnums, and Vaccinium. We will visit a variety of wetlands within an easy drive of the Botanical Gardens, and supplement what we can see in the field with modest work in the lab looking at more detailed features and at species we will not see in the field.
Instructor: Tony Reznicek, Curator of Vascular Plants at the University Herbarium. Presented by The Michigan Wetlands Association.
Cost: $200 (MWA members), $250 (non-members)
Info and to register contact: Todd Losee (LOSEET@michigan.gov), phone: