T Offsite Tour: Just north of M-14, near Huron River Drive, Ann Arbor
Enrollment for this field trip is limited to 15 attendees, a waitlist will be available.
Join botanist Bev Walters on a fall nature hike through Kuebler Langford Nature Area, right in the City of Ann Arbor. This 31-acre natural area on the city’s north side is nestled between M-14 and the Huron River and has two distinct habitats. Disturbed open areas with compacted soil harbor plants that can tolerate harsher conditions, such as fall blooming asters and prairie grasses, especially big bluestem. The other habitat is upland woods, which is home to shade-loving goldenrods and wild sarsaparilla. These woods are perched above a rich ravine with vistas overlooking a seasonal creek. The walk will be on fairly level but unpaved footpaths, so please wear appropriate attire and sturdy walking shoes. Driving and parking directions will be sent to all registrants prior to the tour.
Beverly Walters has experience both as a field botanist and a Museum Collection Manager at the University of Michigan Herbarium. Now retired, she helps maintain and improve the Herbarium’s Michigan Flora Online website (https://michiganflora.net), a popular resource for plant identification. Beverly pursued her botanical studies at Michigan State University.