Name of Class:          Sedges of Michigan Wetlands


Dates:                         June 18-19, 2019


Location:                   Park Lyndon North, Washtenaw County, Michigan


Time(s):                     8:30am to 4:30pm


Instructors:               Mike Penskar


Cost:                           $200 (MWA members), $250 (non-members)


Class Description: Two-day field class covering wetland sedge identification (with a focus on the genus Carex) in the field.  Plants encountered in the field will be identified and distinguishing flowering and non-flowering characteristics will be given. The course will focus on a variety of wetland types in and around the Pinckney Recreational Area. Participants should bring a bagged lunch each day. Lodging options are available in Chelsea or Ann Arbor.


Instructor Bios:

Michael Penskar – Mike Penskar is currently a Visiting Research Investigator at the University of Michigan Herbarium.  As a former Senior Conservation Scientist and Lead Botanist for the Michigan Natural Features Inventory (1988-2013), Mike has conducted ecological and botanical inventories throughout Michigan.  These surveys effectively covered all of the state’s known natural community types, with a particular focus on wetlands including fens, bogs, peatland complexes, Great Lakes marsh, emergent and submergent marsh, lakeplain prairie, coastal plain marsh, hardwood to conifer swamps, and very rare communities such as wet prairies, intermittent wetlands, and inland salt marsh. He is a co-author of the Michigan Floristic Quality Assessment System and a member of the state rare plant technical committee since 1988.


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 to14 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.


Bookings are closed for this event.