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A Fall Wildflower Walk in Barton Nature Area   

OFFSITE TOUR: Located at Ann Arbor’s north end
Enrollment: This tour is limited to 15 attendees. A waitlist will be available.

Botanist Bev Walters will lead us on a fall wildflower walk in Barton Nature Area just north of Ann Arbor. The 98-acre area has a high diversity of plant communities including prairie and old field habitats that host many asters and goldenrods. In addition, we'll skirt around some wet meadows along the banks of the Huron River where plants such as turtlehead and the pale-yellow flowered swamp-betony can be found. The terrain is level, though the trails are rough with tree roots in a few places. 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 (, a popular resource for plant identification. Bev pursued her botanical studies at Michigan State University. Driving and parking information will be sent to class registrants a few days before the tour.



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