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Reichert Nature Preserve, ecology and woody plants

Saturday, October 20, Reichert Nature Preserve – Neal Billetdeaux 10:00-12:00

The Reichert Nature Preserve is a 92-acre parcel north of Portage Lake. The variety of plant communities at Reichert reflects the site’s amazing underlying geological diversity.  We will discuss the ecology and management of the area and this is the best time of year to view the distinctive vegetative characteristics of woody plants.  This trip will focus on trees and shrubs from dry oak-hickory woods to a rich tamarack swamp.  It is also a great opportunity to view some of woodland goldenrods, asters and ferns. This trip will mostly be on trails and boardwalks.


From Dexter, take Dexter-Pinckney Road north to west on Tiplady Road.  A gravel drive/parking lot is on the south side of Tiplady Road at the Legacy Land Conservancy sign.