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Rick Speer <[log in to unmask]>
Sun, 13 Jan 2008 17:02:24 -0500
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I am forwarding this per the request of Janet Marr ( [log in to unmask] ):


Experience four days in Lake Superior's Isle Royale National Park and

learn to identify the diverse plants that live on this incredible island!

This special Botany Workshop, sponsored by the Isle Royale Natural

History Association (IRNHA), and taught by botanist Janet Marr, is

open to anyone with beginning/intermediate knowledge of plant

identification and who is interested in learning to identify the early

summer native flora of this species-rich Lake Superior island.

Workshop participants should be able to hike up to 7 miles in one

day with a daypack.

Workshop participants will meet in Houghton, MI, on Monday

(16 June) afternoon and travel from Houghton to Rock Harbor on

the Ranger III on Tuesday (17 June).  The group will spend four

days on the island learning native plant species, using such tools

as a dichotomous key and hand lens to identify plants.  Other

topics will include discussion of island plant communities, rare

species, ecology, and  invasive species.  Participants will return

to Houghton on the Ranger III on Saturday (21 June).

Workshop activities will take place mostly outdoors.  Optional evening

sessions will also be offered to  review plants learned earlier.  Field

trips will include Tobin Harbor, Scoville Point, and Raspberry Island,

places that are all located in the vicinity of Rock Harbor.

Botanist Janet Marr, the workshop instructor, has had many years of

experience studying plants across Michigan's Upper Peninsula and Isle

Royale.  Janet taught last year's Isle Royale botany workshop as well as

many botany and aquatic plants workshops in Michigan's Keweenaw

Peninsula.  She is co-author of IRNHA's recently published Island Life,

an Isle Royale Nature Guide.


Burkland at 906-482-7860 or  *[log in to unmask]* <[log in to unmask]>*
for more*

*information or to register for the workshop.  PARTICIPANTS NEED*


*RECEIVED BY 1 MAY to Isle Royale Natural History Association, *

*Attn: Jill Burkland, 800 East Lakeshore Drive, Houghton, MI  49931 *

*in order to attend this workshop.*

*Total cost for the workshop is $550 per person ($525 for IRNHA*

*members; see **http://irnha.org/* <http://irnha.org/>* for information on
becoming a member) *

*and includes instruction, camping, meals (Tues. lunch through Sat. *

*breakfast), hand lens, notebook, Slavick/Janke's Flora of Isle Royale,*

*and transportation to and from the island on the Ranger III.  Participants*

*may travel from Grand Portage, MN, on the Voyager at their own *

*expense.  See
*  for Voyager info.*

*Participants may camp for free at a Rock Harbor group site for the four*

*nights on the island.  You can also stay in the Rock Harbor Lodge or *

*Housekeeping units at your own expense (consider sharing a room *

*with another participant or friend to reduce your lodging cost).  For*

*information about lodging (at Rock Harbor Lodge or Housekeeping*

*units), boat rentals, etc., please see:  http://www.isleroyaleresort.com/

*or  call 866-644-2003  (winter season) or 906-337-4993 (summer season).*

*For information about Isle Royale National Park, see their home page*

*at  http://www.nps.gov/isro/  or call  906-482-0984.*

*If you know of someone who may be interested in hearing about this *

*Isle Royale botany workshop, that would be great if you would be*
*able to pass this announcement on to them.*