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Last update: 9/16/2018

2018 Native Plant Society Field Trips and other events

May 19.  Wildcat Falls Bio-Blitz
Northwood Alliance is seeking volunteers for a natural resource inventory of 160 acres near Wildcat Falls in Ontonagon County, Michigan. 

May 26.  Penokee Hills.

Hike from Weber Lake to a scenic rock bluff overlook in the Penokee Hills of Iron County, Wisconsin.  10 AM to 12:30 PM CT.  Meet at Weber Lake Campground.  Joint event with ICORE.  Trip leader Ian Shackleford.

July 1.  Devine Lake and Mishonagon Creek State Natural Area.
Wetland orchid kayak trip.  Near Arbor Vitaw, Wisconsin.  Trip leader Quita Sheehan.

July 14.  Keweenaw Shores and Upson Lake Nature Sanctuaries. 
Michigan Nature Association event.  Trip leader Karena Schmidt.  11 AM ET.  More details.

July 21. 
Hemlock Lake Old Growth
Hemlock Lake Old Growth and Vernal Pond.  Northern Highland American Legion State Forest - near Woodruff.  Ecologists will lead you on a journey into managed old growth forests, vernal ponds, and early successional forests. We will botanize and bird and view the intricate web of life this place has to offer. Rolling terrain and some road system hiking - intermediate level. Bring bug repellent, rain gear, water and lunch for afterward. Please meet at the Hemlock Lake (walk in) boat landing off Woodruff Road at 9 AM.  RSVP to Colleen Matula:

September 22.  National Public Lands Day
Come help clear the Gogebic Ridge Trail.  Meet at the Bergland Cultural & Heritage Center at 10 AM EDT.

October 13.  Norwich Bluff Fall Colors

2018 is the 50th anniversary of the National Trails System.  We’ll park at the North Country Trail trailhead on Nowich Road and hike south to Norwich Bluff.  Trip leader Ian Shackleford.

Keep checking back.  Other trips may be added!

Other events of interest:

The Michigan Nature Association is offering several events in the Keweenaw Peninsula.  Visit their website at

Ottawa National Forest Visitor Center 2018 Summer Program Schedule.  Presentations include:
    May 31 - Special Plants Special Places on the Ottawa with Sue Trull.
    June 7 - Orchids in the Upper Peninsula with Phyllis Carlson
    August 2 - Keys to Trees with Joe Panci

Porcupine Mountains Folk School: 

Gratiot Lake Conservancy 2018 Calendar

Isle Royale & Keweenaw Parks Association Workshops



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