Sedge Identification

Sedge IdentificationDates: June 8-9, 2022 (Wednesday and Thursday)

Location: Waterloo Recreation Area, Chelsea, Michigan 

Time(s): 9:00am to 4:30pm 

Instructor: Dr. Anton Reznicek

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

Class Description:  Two day field class covering wetland sedge (with a focus on the genus Carex) identification 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 Waterloo Recreational Area. Participants should bring a bagged lunch each day. Lodging options are available in Chelsea or Ann Arbor.

Course Materials: All class attendees should bring a hand lens, write-in-the-rain notebook, pencil, and plant identification books.

Accommodations: Attendees are responsible for their own meals; packing a lunch is recommended.

Instructor Bio:

Anton Reznicek – Dr. Reznicek is the Curator Emeritus (Vascular Plants) and Former Assistant Director of the University of Michigan Herbarium and Research Scientist Emeritus of the UM Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. Dr. Reznicek focuses his research on the systematics and evolution of Cyperaceae, especially Carex, with emphasis on a multi-level approach concentrating on several aspects including development of new characters useful in systematics, monographic studies of major groups, sectional classification and nomenclature, and processes and patterns of evolution. 

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.

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