2001 Spring Foray, Augusta, Michigan

Michigan Botanical Club Spring Foray
Memorial Day Weekend - May 25-28, 2001
The Lodge at Yarrow

The Lodge at Yarrow            1-800-563-4397    
10499 North 48th Street       1-616-731-2090
Augusta, MI 49012

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Please call the Lodge at Yarrow to make room and meal reservations.  Reservations must be made by May 4, 2001

Tired of winter? Dying to delve into a botanical bonanza? Then make plans today to join the Michigan Botanical Club in an adventure for a weekend of special field trips with expert guides and speakers all planned with you in mind. We have retained The Lodge at Yarrow, located on 350 acres of breath taking beauty with 8 miles of hiking trails,  as our primary facility for the Foray.

Most of our 16 field trip choices will be located in southern Barry County and northern Kalamazoo County and will reach across the entire ecological spectrum, from xeric prairie remnants to sphagnum bogs, and a number of intermediate locales, such as The Nature Conservancy's Augusta Creek Preserve river flood plains. Our list will include the Kellogg Experimental Forest, a research facility of Michigan State University. We will visit nearby, nationally known, Pierce Cedar Creek Institute and will be guided by the director himself, Gary Pierce. Another offering will take us to Berrien County where stops including Fernwood Botanical Gardens, Mud Lake Bog and Russ Forest will give us a glimpse of Narrow Leaf Spleenwort and Walking Fern, the latter a threatened species. Also, the listed species Ginseng, Tuberous Indian Plantain, Log Fern and Showy Orchis might also be viewed at our own Little Grand Canyon. Bird watching needs will be satisfied at Audubon's Warner Sanctuary which also has a plant list of 287 species, 15 of which are ferns.

Speakers will include Dr. Richard Brewer, professor of biology emeritus at Western Michigan University, and author, and also Dr. Tony Reznicek, University Michigan Herbarium Curator.

The Lodge at Yarrow will make your trip worthwhile with it's new dining/meeting area, Thimbleberry Lounge, club room, fitness facility, and excellent food all arranged in a multi-level mosaic landscape. It is a small facility with only 45 rooms so we will pretty much have the place to ourselves.

So plan now to be with us on Memorial Weekend, a good time will be had by all.