Indiana Dunes, a picturesque region along the southern
shore of Lake Michigan, encompasses a diverse series
of habitats, including active sand dunes, black
oak savannas, pine groves, upland deciduous forests,
fens, bogs, marshes, and other wetlands. A number
of ferns with northern affinities have outlying
within this area, in addition to the characteristic
midwestern woodland species. The area is also rich
in flowering plants, which some participants may
choose not to ignore. Our trip will include visits
to several sites owned by the Indiana Dunes National
Lakeshore, Indiana Dunes State Park, and private
trusts such as the Shirley Heinze Land Trust.
Participants should come prepared for rainy weather
or lots of
sunshine. Lunch and drinks will be provided. Bug
repellant will enhance your enjoyment of the foray.
Walking will be moderate to easy, with some inclines
in sand. Participants should also be prepared for
some areas with wet soil. Most of the places we
will visit and many of the plants we will see are considered
of regional conservation concern; thus collecting
of specimens will not be permitted.Trip
is sponsored in part by the American Fern Society.
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