Name of Class:  Wetland Plant Identification and Hike with Ellen

Dates: July 23, 2018

Location: Sharon Hollow (Nan Weston Preserve of The Nature Conservancy), Washtenaw County, Michigan

Time: 9:00am to 12:00pm

Instructor: Ellen Weatherbee

Cost: $40 (MWA members), $50 (non-members)

Accommodations: Attendees are responsible for their own meals. Packing a lunch is recommended and there is a picnic area nearby. Attendees are invited to join lunch after class with Ellen.

Course Materials: Attendees should bring a sense of humor, write-in-the-rain notebook and writing utensil. Plant ID book(s) and a camera are optional.

Class Description: One half (1/2) day field class at Sharon Hollow, which is one of the top natural sites in Michigan’s Lower Peninsula. The preserve includes rich woods, stream sides, and hardwood swamp with groundwater seeps and springs. Boardwalks provide access through much of the wetter areas. Plant identification will include common, rare, and unusual species occuring in wetlands and transitional habitats. Instruction will include discussion of common and scientifc plant names, wetland ratings, and floristic quality index ratings. This is a field course, participants should be prepared for varying field and weather conditions (rain gear, sunscreen, bug spray, etc.).

Class Cancellation Notification:  Five (5) days prior to the start of class, participants will be notified of a cancellation. The MWA Treasurer will refund 100% of the fee received to participants.

Cancellation Policy for Attendees:

  • Any attendee can transfer, at any time, their spot in the class to another person with no financial penalty
  • Cancellation prior to 14 days of the class is eligible for 100% refund of class fees
  • Cancellation from 1-13 days of the class is eligible for 50% refund of class fees
  • Cancellation within less than 1 day of start of the class (including during the class) is not eligible for any refund (0%), however the spot can be transferred to any other person.


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