I am forwarding this per the request of Janet Marr ( [log in to unmask] ):
ISLE ROYALE BOTANY WORKSHOP THIS COMING JUNE 16-21!!!
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.
ENROLLMENT IS LIMITED TO 12 PARTICIPANTS. Contact Jill
Burkland at 906-482-7860 or *[log in to unmask]* <[log in to unmask]>*
*information or to register for the workshop. PARTICIPANTS NEED*
*TO PRE-REGISTER AND SEND A $100 DEPOSIT TO BE*
*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 *
* 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.*